This is a great idea for an article, so I applaud you guys for assembling the list!
I agree with a lot of your choices, but seeing Britney’s Piece of Me at number 20 instead of number 30 is pretty insulting to the videos that placed below her. The Boys of Summer? Losing My Religion? The art direction in those videos completely blows Piece of Me out of the water. I love Britney, but Piece of Me never even deserved a nomination. The fact that MTV gave her the win because they were proud of her for growing her hair back out and not being a complete disaster for the video is hilarious.
Love Me Harder is awesome!
It borrows more than a few ideas from Gaga & Kelly’s ‘Do What U Want,’ but it still bangs; plus it makes the Weeknd relevant again.
I think that FKA twigs is overhyped as an artist, but her art director and team of producers have definitely created something special and unique here. How did this album end up sounding like it was all produced by one person? Very cool. About half of these songs are underwritten, but the production saves most of it.
Silhouettes is one of the best EDM songs of the past 5 years, and I’m really grateful that Pitchfork introduced me to it.
Wow, these guys are really good. Nice find, Stereogum!
Thank you so much for posting this!
Excellent album, really impressed. I agree that this is one of the year’s best so far.
Do you guys recognize the sample in “Precious Love?” I used to work as a phone operator and that opening riff was the hold music for a bunch of different companies!
This song is incredible, wow.
Sky Ferreira’s album was a good effort with a few great songs, but I don’t really get Stereogum’s hard-on for her. Number 6?!
The Cold Mailman video is one of the year’s best so far, without a doubt.
Good list overall, but I’m stunned that you guys missed Sacrilege and Childhood’s End.