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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

By Tom Breihan / April 24, 2015 - 4:22 pm
One of the videos getting a lot of notice this week is Calexico's clip for "Falling From The Sky," starring José González and an absolutely disgusting worm creature. I can recognize that it's a very good video, but it's not on this list, because I hate that fucking worm creature. It just skeeves me out. More »


The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

By Tom Breihan / April 17, 2015 - 12:35 pm
If you were some kind of underground artist making a video this week, it was hard to compete. A few big stars on big labels (or with big cable networks backing them) made videos so goofy and fun and entertaining that no indie type could afford to compete. And yet this week's best video still… More »


The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

By Gabriela Tully Claymore / April 10, 2015 - 3:37 pm
Tom's out in California surrounded by floral headbands and bros with GoPros over at Coachella this weekend, so I'm helping him out with this week's roundup. While I'm sure that Rihanna's "American Oxygen" video made some kind of stab at a political statement and was probably really nice looking, I didn't watch it in time… More »


The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

By Tom Breihan / April 3, 2015 - 10:53 am
The best music-related video this week may have been something that didn't have any music. I'm talking about Hannibal Buress consuming Justin Bieber's soul. There are days when I want to turn this entire column into a tribute to Buress, who is not a musician in any way. (Proof.) Nevertheless, there were a bunch of… More »


The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

By Tom Breihan / March 27, 2015 - 2:44 pm
This week, the YouTube Music Awards rebranded from an actual award show, albeit a knowingly janky and slapdash one, to a weird "let's dump a bunch of big videos online at once" stunt. I can't pretend to understand what's going on there, but it did result in a whole pile of great videos. This week,… More »


The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

By Tom Breihan / March 20, 2015 - 11:35 am
Most of the music world is nursing a vast, collective hangover down in Austin right now, which means we didn't see too many new videos this week. And for those of us who skipped the shitshow this year, there have't been too many images that'll leave a lasting impression. But the video of comedian and… More »


The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

By Tom Breihan / March 13, 2015 - 12:02 pm
I'm sorry, guys, but I think the new Björk video is pretty boring. I was all set to love it, but I don't love it. It's not on this list. There were plenty of better videos that came along in the past week, and five of them are below. More »


The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

By Tom Breihan / March 6, 2015 - 9:46 am
Most of us have better video-watching experiences by falling into YouTube wormholes than we do by keeping up with new music videos as they come out. So with that in mind, let me start off this week's column by introducing you to one. Kelefa Sanneh's great New Yorker article about New York hardcore led me… More »


The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

By Tom Breihan / February 27, 2015 - 5:18 pm
There were plenty of good videos this week, but none of them came close to touching another video, albeit one that wasn't officially a music video. Kanye West's performance of "All Day" at the Brit Awards would've been a thing of beauty even without the fucking flamethrowers: A goddam Boot Camp Clik video, staged i… More »


The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

By Tom Breihan / February 20, 2015 - 2:18 pm
This week's videos: A romantic apocalyptic vision, a balling-on-a-budget masterclass, a giddy cartoon crossover, an absolutely fucking disgusting surgery-room fever-dream, and a glittering metropolitan drug-trip. None of them have anything to do with each other! But they're all really good! There is not a single thread connecting this week's best videos beyond the fact that… More »


The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

By Tom Breihan / February 13, 2015 - 2:24 pm
Alyson Stoner, the adorable little white girl who danced in Missy Elliott's videos for "Work It" and "Gossip Folks," is a grown-up now. She's been in a couple of Step Up moves, where she plays Camille, Moose's girlfriend. (She's also the sister's voice on Phineas & Ferb.) And she just got a bunch of other… More »


The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

By Tom Breihan / February 6, 2015 - 9:36 am
There were a couple of big high-profile videos this week from artists I like, and they had big ideas, but they didn't move me much. The video for Rihanna, Kanye West, and Paul McCartney's "FourFiveSeconds" went for a certain classicist magazine-shoot simplicity, and while Rihanna turned in a hell of a charismatic performance, the video… More »


The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

By Tom Breihan / January 30, 2015 - 10:43 am
The director Grant Singer came very, very close to topping this list for the second week in a row, an unprecedented feat and a clear sign that Singer is ready to bang with the Nabils and the Hiro Murais of the world. But then (spoiler alert) Kanye West had to come along with his adorable… More »


The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

By Tom Breihan / January 16, 2015 - 1:23 pm
On the intro to last week's 5 Best Videos post, I complained that music videos had not yet shaken themselves to life this year -- that, even factoring in the holiday break, we hadn't seen a single great video. Well, the break is over! Music videos are back, baby! We got a whole mess of… More »


The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

By Tom Breihan / January 9, 2015 - 11:51 am
I took the last two Fridays off work, so this column actually covers the last three weeks of music videos. You'd think that we'd be looking at an absolute murderers' row of selections here. Nope. No single segment of the entertainment industry went into a deeper holiday slump than music videos. I don't know what… More »


The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

By Tom Breihan / December 19, 2014 - 4:02 pm
Earlier today, I published my list of the 40 best music videos of 2014. It's always a bit dangerous to publish a year-end list before the year is actually over, especially in this new surprise-release universe where we now live. But it sure looks like the music-video universe has slowed down for the holiday season,… More »


The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

By Tom Breihan / December 12, 2014 - 10:20 am
After a couple of monster weeks, the music-video gods finally fell asleep on us this week, giving us warmed-over ideas and slopped-out murky execution and very, very little to get excited about. There are good videos on the list below, but many of them are videos that would've missed the top five during a busier… More »


The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

By Tom Breihan / December 5, 2014 - 11:22 am
Last year's Thanksgiving break means we've actually got two weeks' worth of videos accounted for below, and they were a packed two weeks. It hurts my heart not to include strong pieces of work like EMA's grand cyberpunk vision, Atmosphere's masterful The Jerk reference, OFF!'s delirious slapstick freakout, or Ty Dolla $ign's ridiculous, surreal featMore »


The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

By Tom Breihan / November 21, 2014 - 1:33 pm
Run The Jewels and Arca and Belle & Sebastian and a generous handful of other artists made really good videos this week, and I couldn't find room for any of them. There were too many good videos this week. This is one of those weeks where everything in the top 5 is straight fire, though… More »


The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

By Tom Breihan / November 14, 2014 - 1:38 pm
Here's something I wasn't quite expecting: Every last one of the videos on this week's list has some kind of narrative to it, even if that story is just "intense guy wanders around motel and weird things happen." Most of them are pretty cartoony. Some of them involve actual professional actors. All of them are… More »


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