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…   Read Story »
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…   Read Story »
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…   Read Story »
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…   Read Story »
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.…   Read Story »
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…   Read Story »
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…   Read Story »
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…   Read Story »
I don't know if it's some combination of Halloween sugar-hangover and Republican-Senate-takeover anxiety or what, but there are some dark and strange and intense visions on this week's list. Every…   Read Story »
Last week in this space, I wondered where the hell all the Halloween-themed videos were. They all finally showed up this week -- including a few today, which puts them out of contention for this…   Read Story »