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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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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Chris already wrote some words about Macklemore's mind-boggling new "Downtown" video. That's good, because my writeup of it would pretty much just be: "Umm... like...
Tom Breihan | August 28, 2015 - 3:41 pm
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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

The massive, unpredictable commercial success of the Straight Outta Compton movie is going to cause a lot of ripple going forward. It's going to have…
Tom Breihan | August 21, 2015 - 2:22 pm
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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Shit got ridiculous this week. Lana Del Rey blew up a helicopter. FKA twigs did the art-film equivalent of pulling a Beyoncé. Paul Thomas Anderson
Tom Breihan | August 14, 2015 - 11:58 am
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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

The best video of the week isn't a video at all. It's the movie that plays in your head when you listen to Dr. Dre's…
Tom Breihan | August 7, 2015 - 4:20 pm
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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

At the end of 2014, I put together a list of the year's best videos and noted that the race for the title of world's…
Tom Breihan | July 31, 2015 - 3:37 pm
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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

This week was a stacked one, and plenty of great videos didn't make the cut for this list, including Thundercat's existential samurai joke and Carly
Tom Breihan | July 24, 2015 - 4:53 pm
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