The Glorious Music Videos Of J Pop And K Pop

The western world used to have a lock on the audiovisual art form that is the commercial music video. Think back over years ” to the iconic zombies and werewolf twist ending in “Thriller,” the janitor cleaning the floor in “Smells Like Teen Spirit,” the Day-Glo, monster-masked mental ward patients in “Basket Case,” the pop culture references and bleached blonde hair that saturated “The Real Slim Shady.” This isn’t to say that there aren’t good music videos being made by western acts any more. It’s just that the best ones are being made in the service of J Pop and K Pop music. And the videos for those songs are, like, crazy weird.