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Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Car adverts - they're usually pretty good on the music front

I can't actually drive (had a few lessons, not for me) but if I could I'm not sure how much help car adverts would be in making a decision about which one to buy. They pretty much never include any information that's of use, beyond the price, and rely on tapping into our emotions as we imagine ourselves hurtling down some dramatic road as opposed to stuck behind someone on a dual carriageway.

This means they tend to look and sound fairly cinematic / dramatic and often use really good music. That's all they seem to have in their favour as far as I'm concerned. Here are some ones that I've really enjoyed.

Peugeot 208 - Let your body drive.

I am officially in love with Tom Bennett who plays both roles (unless he also has a twin brother) in this. 


Range Rover - Born Free


Audi RS6 Quattro - Bull


BMW "It's only a car" - Philip Glass' Pruitt Igoe from Koyaanisqatsi


U.N.K.L.E. rejig Beethoven's 9th symphony


Volkswagen Night Drive Golf - with Richard Burton reading from Under Milkwood


Lexus 220d - water droplets


Lexus 250 Diesel - reminds me of Jean-Michel Jarre


This is what a Honda feels like - in which a choir does all the sound effects


Honda (Hate something, change something)


Volkswagen Polo - nice use of a bit of the Fauré requiem

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