Friday, February 4, 2011

Seen & Heard: Rihanna, Happy Camper

For all my Rihanna criticisms, I do like her style.  Past that, I really do like this song.  "S&M" is a single that actually works with Rihanna's strained bleat while maintaining instrumentals you can actually dance to.  Oh, Rihanna, trying so hard to be edgy but operating only on Heatherette/LaChapelle style edgy lite.  The video is provoking all sorts of silly controversy this week from the Puritanical decency boards and such concerned that the popster is getting too hot for television.  Seriously, guys?  A few ball gags and the kids are corrupted?  Get over it.  This video is fun.

On the other side of the spectrum, Happy Camper's video for "Born With A Bothered Mind" is a huge attack of the cute.  You should watch it.  It has an cartoon yeti going camping.

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