The Top 20 Local Music Videos of 2010

Back in the day, there was a place for music videos -- on television, and, namely, on the few glorious stations that played them. For the most part, though, those stations are no more -- or they've changed formats so much that the remnants of their storied pasts have become nothing but a distant memory.

Sure enough, in recent years, the plight of music video airplay has been well-documents, so no need to rehash that here.

Surprisingly enough, though, the art form still persists. And on the smallest of levels, even. Bands without labels deals or even full-length albums to their name still release music videos to go with their music -- mostly, one assumes, because it still, on some level, helps on the marketing end of things. And, hey, for people looking to fill up content on a local music blog, they can be a saving grace -- especially on a slow news day.

But let's not completely dismiss the art form: In 2010, a number of local artists released music videos -- some pretty good, and others not so much. But the good ones, for the most part, were pretty great -- and, in most cases, they merit second viewings. So, without further ado, here we're presenting you with our picks for the 20 best local music videos of 2010. Give them a watch after the jump. And enjoy the visual goodness.

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Pete Freedman
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