Sometimes the video ruins the song, at other times, the video makes it more interesting. My "first listens" are almost always audio - on the radio or internet radio.
I really don't care for political "messages" in music either - I listen to escape the ugliness of politics.
Yes, they sometimes do.
sometimes it happens.
I don't watch music videos :P
i like the songs. the music actually. i can enjoy music sung in latin.