Friday, September 19, 2008

shut up shut up shut up

Artist: The Ting Tings
Song: “Shut Up and Let Me Go
Rating: D-

There’s so much to dislike about this video from catchy British duo, The Ting Tings. From the trippy, if not nauseating, triangle montage (a trick ripped straight from one of music’s more classic music videos), to the queasy color schemes and graphic slices to the retarded fight sequence halfway through.

Seriously, this video just sucks. It synchs up, but it’s horribly boring and naïve for a band who’s songs sound pretty damn good, so its a shame this video does it such terrible justice. I'd also like to comment on the desperate lack of sexual energy between Jules De Martino and Kate White (who is actually really hot), despite their obvious attempt to achieve that kind of tension to the level of The Kills. It just ain't happening here in this cut-and-paste craptastrophe. I give this video a low grade based on its massive lack of appeal. Really, there’s not much more to say.

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