Pearl Jam 1998

The video begins with the evolution of life, from the smallest cell to the extinction of dinosaurs and reign of homo sapiens. The music video blames humankind's brutality on leadership and ends with future scenarios of the human race's self-destruction. However, near the end of the animation, the earth is briefly seen as an ovum, suggesting a rebirth.

8.5/102 ratings

Soundgarden 1994

Black Hole Sun has a surreal and apocalyptic theme and features post-production work by 525 Post Production and Soho 601 Effects. The video follows a suburban neighborhood and its inhabitants, which are eventually swallowed up by a black hole, while the band performs the song somewhere in an open field.

7.17/106 ratings

Nirvana 1993

Heart-Shaped Box features the band in a surreal outdoor setting that mixes imagery from Christianity and The Wizard of Oz. The video begins and ends with the band in a hospital setting, watching an older man being administered medication through an IV drip.

8.2/105 ratings

Pearl Jam 1992

Jeremy incorporates rapid-fire editing and juxtaposition of sound, still images, graphics, and text elements with live-action sequences to create a collage effect. Actor Trevor Wilson portrayed Jeremy, is an angry, depressed boy who commits suicide in his classroom. The edited version led to misinterpretations that Jeremy kills his classmates, not himself.

9.38/108 ratings

Nirvana 1991

Smells Like Teen Spirit's video features a school concert ends in anarchy and riot. Inspiration was taken from Jonathan Kaplan's 1979 movie Over the Edge, as well as the Ramones film Rock 'n' Roll High School. Cobain disliked Bayer's final edit and personally oversaw a re-edit of the video that resulted in the version finally aired

8.55/1011 ratings