Hungry Ghosts by OK Go
As a fan of music videos, it’s impossible for me to not like the band at #27, OK Go. Even if their music were terribly unlistenable (which it most definitely is not), I’d still frequently be writing about them here on the Bacon Review. They are the undisputed champion of music videos. To date, they’ve created 25 videos (according to Wikipedia), and every last one of them is more enticing, more watchable than most other music videos. They have a knack for the viral.
And yes, the awesome music videos influence everyone’s opinion of the music. But here’s the thing: this new album is great. It’s funky. It’s danceable. And it’s a joy to listen to. These four guys from Chicago (hooray for the first non-New York-based band on the 2014 Bacon Top 31!) make wonderfully poppy, ear-worm laden rock ‘n’ roll. So far the band has released two videos from this new album, the above video for “I Won’t Let You Down,” and one for “The Writing’s on the Wall,” which was released way back in July. Both of the videos are single-take masterpieces that took many many days to create.
The album, Hungry Ghosts, is well worth a listen. Watch the video above a couple times, and you’ll hear that song in your head all day. The rest of the album is every bit as good as that.