MTV Video Music Awards predictions
Best Rock Video
The Black Keys, "Lonely Boy"
Linkin Park, "Burn It Down" (pictured)
Jack White, "Sixteen Saltines"
Imagine Dragons, "It's Time"
Rockers, with the great exception of Foo Fighters, don’t always put the same attention into music videos as their pop counterparts do (and, as you’ll notice, the alternative category is gone this year). While somewhat imaginative or just downright bizarre (if you understand what’s going on in “Sixteen Saltines,” please explain it below), this year’s batch is interesting but not groundbreaking in any way. The Black Keys went as minimalist as possible with a single shot video of a man lipsyncing and dancing. Imagine Dragons got all apocalyptic on us, but end times have never looked so boring. Linkin Park’s performance has some awesome special effects, but Coldplay’s little elephant just stole our heart.
Should Win: Coldplay, “Paradise”
Will Win: Linkin Park, “Burn It Down”