Tied in with the “1” triple CD box release, this 40 strong music video collection covers almost three decades of tunes.
The choice of videos covers a wide range of music from Rock to Pop and everything in between. The selection runs from The Killers (2006) back to The Buggles (1979) whose Video Killed The Radio Star was reportedly the first MTV clip to air. For the most part the songs are quite memorable, but some for the fact that they are so undeniably atrocious (be it Black Eyed Peas’ My Humps, Hanson’s Mmm Bop, Pussycat Dolls’ Don’t Cha, or 50cent’s In Da Club). Crazy and funny clips come from D12, The Darkness, Blink 182, Bloodhound Gang, Beastie Boys, Faith No More and Weezer (if you find Sumo wrestlers funny, that is). Snoop Dogg, Dr Dre and Ashanti’s videos lay on the clichés while hard rockers won’t be disappointed with Marilyn Manson, Limp Bizkit, Queens Of The Stone Age, Bon Jovi and The Scorpions (in ballad mode). Pioneering clips come from a-ha, New Order, The Police, The Cure, Seal and Dire Straits.
Curiously 1980-82 and 1984 are not represented – a period many of us feel is essential in music history.
Most of the songs on the DVD appear on the CD set, with the exception of a few like Weezer, Missy Elliot, Hanson, D12, Sisqo, Steve Winwood, and The Scissor Sisters (with their horrendous cover of Pink Floyd’s Comfortably Numb, as opposed to the CD cut, I Don’t Feel Like Dancing). So if you like those it may not be such a bad idea getting both the DVD and CD set.
It is interesting how, as the clips backtrack, the videos become less professional, but the songs get better…
For some reason Pop Up Video-style info blocks appear randomly for each clip.

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