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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

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.
Tom Breihan | February 20, 2015 - 2:18 pm
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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…
Tom Breihan | February 13, 2015 - 2:24 pm
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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.
Tom Breihan | February 6, 2015 - 9:36 am
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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…
Tom Breihan | January 30, 2015 - 10:43 am
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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 --…
Tom Breihan | January 16, 2015 - 1:23 pm
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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…
Tom Breihan | January 9, 2015 - 11:51 am
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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…
Tom Breihan | December 19, 2014 - 4:02 pm
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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…
Tom Breihan | December 12, 2014 - 10:20 am
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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…
Tom Breihan | December 5, 2014 - 11:22 am
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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…
Tom Breihan | November 21, 2014 - 1:33 pm
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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…
Tom Breihan | November 14, 2014 - 1:38 pm
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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…
Tom Breihan | November 7, 2014 - 2:02 pm
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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…
Tom Breihan | October 31, 2014 - 4:56 pm
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I have been awake since Run The Jewels dropped RTJ2 around 3 this morning, and I am barely keeping my brain from turning into pink…
Tom Breihan | October 24, 2014 - 5:04 pm
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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

We did it, everyone! We came up with the least glamorous music video ever made. I don't know what held the title before this week,…
Tom Breihan | October 17, 2014 - 2:57 pm
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Some list-nerd stuff, before we begin. A$AP Rocky's Karl Lagerfeld's The Warriors video for "Multiply" dropped at midnight last night, which means it technically came…
Tom Breihan | October 3, 2014 - 4:20 pm
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Thom Yorke rolled through to dominate the general conversation today, and his twitchy, hypnotic "A Brain In A Bottle" video really belongs on this list.
Tom Breihan | September 26, 2014 - 4:49 pm

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Before I get into this week's picks, allow me to point out that Jennifer Lopez and Iggy Azalea made a video for a song called…
Tom Breihan | September 19, 2014 - 5:27 pm
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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Here's one nice thing about the whole U2 debacle: They didn't forcibly beam any music videos into your iTunes! Imagine how those things would've looked.
Tom Breihan | September 12, 2014 - 3:10 pm
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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

If you've noticed a higher-than-average number of weird EDM videos in this space lately, it's not because I'm suddenly trawling Electric Daisy Carnival messageboards. It's…
Tom Breihan | September 5, 2014 - 12:59 pm
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