Earlier in the summer, I expressed some reservations about B.o.B.'s music video trajectory. It's always so nice when artists do precisely what I wish they would do, especially when the result is the video for "Magic," a clip that among its other virtues, manages to make Weezer's Rivers Cuomo relevant again:
It's the second video this summer that's inverted the idea that partying is a lot of fun. Robyn's "Dancing On My Own" turned a club into a subtle nightmare, made being the wallflower hiding in the closet seem like a safer, more fun place to be. Party videos will never die. But sometimes, you just want a quiet morning in bed, and to be left entirely alone.