Friday, August 05, 2016

The big picture

The Guardian's Harriet Gibsone is right: if such mini-epics as the one produced by Romain Gavras to accompany Jamie XX's 'Gosh' are indeed becoming increasingly common, then it's a trend that's hard to square with the fact that Spotify and streaming have long replaced the likes of MTV as the primary means by which most music fans make new discoveries. That said, perhaps it's best not to dwell too long on the reasons for the rise of the "video-as-spectacle", and instead just celebrate the return of creativity and vision.

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