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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

We're two days removed from the Super Bowl and -- more importantly, at least for the purposes of this column -- the Super Bowl halftime
Tom Breihan | February 5, 2016 - 12:03 pm
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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

This was such a weird week for music -- more about gossip and rupture than the constant stream of new music that we all have…
Tom Breihan | January 29, 2016 - 3:37 pm
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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Those of us on the East Coast are about to spend the weekend buried in snow, scared to leave our domicile because nobody knows how…
Tom Breihan | January 22, 2016 - 11:56 am
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Wow, I really should've picked David Bowie's "Lazarus" as last week's #1 video, huh? But I didn't realize it was a message of impending death…
Tom Breihan | January 15, 2016 - 10:07 am
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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

I haven't written any of these lists since Christmas, which means I've got three weeks' worth of videos to pick through. And even though it's…
Tom Breihan | January 8, 2016 - 4:02 pm
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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Earlier this week, I published a list of the 50 best music videos of 2015. I watched so many videos to make that list! It…
Tom Breihan | December 18, 2015 - 2:35 pm

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

In putting this week's list together, I thought about including the video with Michelle Obama rapping about how you should go to college. It's not…
Tom Breihan | December 11, 2015 - 4:13 pm
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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Last week was Thanksgiving, so this week's list actually collects two weeks' worth of videos. I figured this wouldn't be much of a problem, since…
Tom Breihan | December 4, 2015 - 2:41 pm
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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

I tend to value flashiness and fun over relentless weirdness when I'm judging music videos. This week, though, we got two exceptional relentless-weirdness videos, videos…
Tom Breihan | November 20, 2015 - 1:55 pm
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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Up until yesterday morning, this was a pretty bleak week for music videos. Then an American hero came along to save us all. Her video…
Tom Breihan | November 13, 2015 - 1:09 pm
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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

The greatest and most consequential piece of music-related video this week wasn't a music video. It was the image of Justin Timberlake and longtime insider-outsider…
Tom Breihan | November 6, 2015 - 1:40 pm
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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

I've been writing this column for years now, and this is one of the strongest weeks we've ever had, especially with the two sprawling, loony…
Tom Breihan | October 30, 2015 - 1:58 pm
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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

This week's list is necessarily going to be incomplete, since Joanna Newsom and Paul Thomas Anderson made a video for "Divers" and it's already been…
Tom Breihan | October 23, 2015 - 9:56 am
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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

It finally happened: Nabil, the most dependable music-video auteur, made a just-OK video. Lots of Nabil's trademarks are on display in his clip for Foals'
Tom Breihan | October 16, 2015 - 11:06 am
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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

As I'm writing this, the most popular new video on the internet is "No Words," from the culty rapper Hopsin. It's snide, sneery satire of…
Tom Breihan | October 9, 2015 - 5:18 pm
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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

There's a scene from this past week's Empire that might be the most insane moment that this deeply nuts show has yet given us. Terrence…
Tom Breihan | October 2, 2015 - 3:49 pm
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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Funny thing about last-minute surprise album releases: They don't necessarily involve music videos. We don't know if there's a single, per se, on Drake and…
Tom Breihan | September 25, 2015 - 2:54 pm
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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

There were too many good videos this week, and I couldn't find room for it, but the best meta-music video I've seen in a while…
Tom Breihan | September 18, 2015 - 4:17 pm
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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Have you watched Kendrick Lamar on Colbert? Because holy fuck. If you haven't watched it, watch it. If you have watched it, watch it again.
Tom Breihan | September 11, 2015 - 5:11 pm
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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

MTV's annual Video Music Awards theoretically exist to honor excellence in the field of music videos. But they're really about famous people either agreeing on…
Tom Breihan | September 4, 2015 - 11:10 am
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