Jason Baum’s Top 10 Music Videos from 2010 - 2013

Posted by Jason Baum on December 31, 2019 in Lists

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I wasn’t invited to contribute until 2014, but I wanted to share my top 10 from 2010 - 2013 because I’m a crazy obsessive. In alpha order as ranking them was just too hard.


Arcade Fire “The Suburbs” (Dir.: Spike Jonze)

James Blake “Limit To Your Love” (Dir.: Martin de Thurah) 

Kanye West “Runaway” (Dir: Kanye West)

Manchester Orchestra “Simple Math” (Dir.: Daniels) 

Mark Ronson “The Bike Song” (Dir.: Warren Fu) 

M.I.A. “Born Free” (Dir.: Romain Gavras) 

OK Go “The Suburbs” (Dir.: James Frost, OK Go, Syyn Labs) 

MGMT “Congratulations” (Dir.: Tom Kuntz) 

Primary 1 “Princess” (Dir.: Radical Friend)

Yeasayer “Madder Red” (Dir.: Andreas Nilsson)


Battles “My Machines” (Dir.: Daniels)

Calvin Harris “Bounce” (Dir.: Vincent Haycock & AG Rojas)

Chromeo “When The Night Falls” (Dir.: Daniels)

Cults “Go Outside” (Dir.: Isaiah Seret)

Duck Sauce “Big Bad Wolf” (Dir.: Keith Schofield)

James Blake “Lindisfarne” (Dir.: Martin de Thurah”

Jay-Z & Kanye West “Otis” (Dir.: Spike Jonze)

Kina Grannis “In Your Arms” (Dir.: Greg Jardin)

Raphael Saadiq “Good Man” (Dir.: Isaiah Seret)

TV On The Radio “Will Do” (Dir.: Dugan O’Neal)


(this year was epic and can’t be distilled into 10)

Alt-J “Breezeblocks” (Dir.: Ellis Bahl)

Delta Spirit “California” (Dir.: Abteen Bagheri)

Feist “The Bad In Each Other” (Dir.: Martin de Thurah)

Flying Lotus “Until The Quiet Comes” (Dir.: Kahlil Joseph)

Foster The People “Houdini” (Dir.: Daniels)

Frank Ocean “Pyramids” (Dir.: Nabil)

Grimes “Oblivion” (Dir.: Emily Kai Bock)

Health “Tears” (Dir.: David Altobelli)

Is Tropical “The Greeks” (Dir.: Megaforce)

Justice “New Lands” (Dir.: Canada)

Lana del Rey “Ride” (Dir.: Anthony Mandler)

Major Lazer “Get Free” (Dir.: So Me)

M.I.A. “Bad Girls” (Dir.: Romain Gavras)

Norah Jones “Happy Pills” (Dir.: Isaiah Seret)

Passion Pit “Take A Walk” (Dir.: David Wilson)

Rudimental “Feel The Love” (Dir. Bob Harlow)

The Shins “It’s Only Life” (Dir.: Hiro Murai)

The Shins “Simple Song” (Dir.: Daniels)

The Shoes “Time To Dance” (Dir.: Daniel Wolfe)

Sigur Rós “Fjögur píanó” (Dir.: Alma Har’el)

Solange “Losing You” (Dir.: Melina Matsoukas)

Spiritualized “Hey Jane” (Dir.: AG Rojas)

Toro y Moi “So Many Details” (Dir: Harrys)

Vitalic “Stamina” (Dir.: Saman Kesh)

Wild Belle “Keep You” (Dir.: Melina Matsoukas)


Arcade Fire “Afterlife” (Dir.: Emily Kai Bock)

Beach House “Wishes” (Dir.: Eric Wareheim)

Gesaffelstein “Hate Or Glory” (Dir.: Fleur & Manu)

Is Tropical “Dancing Anymore” (Dir.: Megaforce)

James Blake “Retrograde” (Dir.: Martin de Thurah)

MGMT “Cool Song No. 2” (Dir.: Isaiah Seret)

Portugal. The Man “Modern Jesus” (Dir. AG Rojas)

Rhye “Open” (Dir.: Daniel Kragh-Jacobsen)

Tame Impala “Mind Mischief” (Dir.: David Wilson)

Yeah Yeah Yeahs “Sacrilege” (Dir.: Megaforce)

Catch up to the rest of the years here:







Jason Baum is a music video producer and director based in Los Angeles.

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