I generally find music videos with bands miming songs to be depressing nonsense. An exception to this rule is made by The Get Out Clause, an unsigned Manchester band with their video for a song titled “Paper” (link to higher quality Youtube video).
By cleverly taking advantage of The United Kingdom’s groundbreaking pioneer work in making a real life version of Nineteen Eighty-Four, they extremely cheaply recorded themselves using surveillance cameras in public places. The band managed to obtain some of the recordings by leaning on UK’s Data Protection Act and to cut a well working (to the extent that a video of someone miming can “work”) music video out of it. (Embedded flash video below).
If nothing else, their charts on Last.fm may look different a week from now, as of 2008-05-12 23:07 UTC the total play count of The Get Out Clause is 414.
(Multi-purpose surveillance image borrowed from Wikipedia.)