YOU GOTTA SEE THIS: “Shipwreck” by Modeselektor feat. Thom Yorke
A decayed cityscape where children are left to fend for themselves, birds fall from the sky, and humans have run out of uses for alkaline batteries. Is this another pessimistic vision of the future or our first glimpse of Naughties nostalgia? Either way, the video for “Shipwreck,” Modeselektor’s glitchy, hypnotic collaboration with Thom Yorke successfully conjures up both innocence and menace. This may be what coming of age tales look like fifty years from now (if filmmaking still exists). Another achievement: it generates interest in the rest of the album. Can’t remember the last time a music video did that.