5 best videos

Last week, in this space, I lamented that fact that, Gwar, who built a low-budget DIY empire partly because of their music video aesthetic, had left barely a trace of influence on the many, many music videos coming out today. I may have been spoken out of school there. Because this week’s video, which comes from a Muslim street-rapper and an ADD party-starting producer, is absolutely steeped in that gory legacy. That video is below, as are four other good ones.

5. Nothing – “Bent Nail” (Dir. Don Argott)

This is, admittedly, probably not the crowd you want to be playing for if you’re in a band. But at least you have to admire their honesty. Better that than back-of-the-room conversational rumble, right?

4. Puff Daddy – “Big Homie” (Feat. Rick Ross & French Montana) (Dir. Itchy House Films)

Sean Combs, you magnificent asshole, show me how rich you are again.

3. PUP – “Lionheart” (Dir. Jeremy Schaulin-Rioux)

Oh, to be young.

2. Avicii – “Addicted To You (Avicii By Avicii)” (Dir. Keshen8)

So Lego people bleed blue. I feel like that explains a lot. And if Lego Batman can be one of the year’s biggest movie stars, then I think we’re all ready for Lego Dolph Lundgren.

1. Girl Talk & Freeway – “Tolerated” (Feat. Waka Flocka Flame) (NSFW-ish) (Dir. Allen Cordell)

Was there the slightest hint of a doubt that this would be #1 this week? Even a smidgen? This could’ve come out the same week as “November Rain” and I’d probably still pick it.

Comments (6)
  1. Wondering why Cloud Nothings are Not Part Of the list this week.

  2. Sorry, but I can’t stand the Puff Daddy video. He rappin’ gangsta is the most fake attempt to be cool in 2014.

  3. People. Seriously. Timber Timbre’s video for “Beat the Drum Slowly”.

  4. Tom, the lego people bled blue because they were the clones. The lego girl bled regular red blood because she was human.

    It was a beautiful human//clone love story, come on get wit the program.

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