Over the past few years it seems like the art of video making has become popular again, although now it's very unlikely that you will watch them on your television - who would have thought? This year there were so many creative and distinctive clips that narrowing it down to just 11 winners was tough. Here's what we ended up with.
What's not to like? From this year's album, Wasting Light, The Foo Fighter’s pay homage to Michael Douglas film, Falling Down, and picked themselves up a 2011 MTV VMA for Best Rock Video.
One of this year's most powerful earworms also had a fun video. No point in even fighting it; white-girl rapper / DJ Kreasyshawn went viral with this one.
Indie / blog favorite Dirty Beaches made quite a name for himself in 2011. Always moody, this creepy clip plays like a short film. What's going on here? Wait for it.