Meaningless Observation: Derelict Buildings in 90s Music Videos

I noticed a theme in a few 1990s music videos.  Derelict buildings were used as the back drop for a lot of the videos of the time.  I researched my theory and I realized that the  musical group Prodigy is responsible for a lot of that imagery.  It looks like all of their videos were made on the same dank set.  But aside from Prodigy a few others used similar images.

I’m not going to hypothesize why this is.  I don’t know that there is a why.  Sometimes a thing is just a thing for no particular reason.  So here’s my collection of 90s videos with dark, derelict imagery.


I don’t listen to much alternative rock but I enjoyed this song and remember the video playing in MTV very well.



This is borderline.  Natalie’s apartment wasn’t that bad.  It just looked like an urban hipster apartment.  This video probably started the urban gentrification of American cities.


Whose house is this?  Did they break in and start performing their choreographed routine? 


Lisa brought a feminine touch to this empty, raggedy apartment.


This video is creepy and sexy at the same time.

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