October 3, 2010


This is the greatest music video I have seen in a really long time, and quite possibly my new favorite (not that I ever had a favorite music video). I've been a fan of The Strokes since they released their first album when I was still in middle school, and Julian Casablancas' solo debut is up there with some of the best Strokes' recordings.

Actually, when I first got to high school, one of my closest friends and I would go to thrift shops and dollar stores to buy cheap shirts and jackets to "try" and look like The Strokes. We never really succeeded, but I did get a couple cool jackets out of it, which, surprisingly, I still have!

Back to the video... not only is it visually appealing, but there's a purpose for everything and everyone represented in the video. Each time period, climbing different levels of the pagoda, and even the mannequins play important roles in this music video. Watch it a few times, if you have to, to take it all in (pause). I say you watch it a few times either way, since it's such a great video! Buy his album too. It's amazing!

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