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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

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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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

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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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

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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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

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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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

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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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

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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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

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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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

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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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

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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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

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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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

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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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

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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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

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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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

At Sunday night's VMAs, MTV awarded its Video Of The Year trophy to Miley Cyrus' butt-naked tearsploitation Terry Richardson vision "Wrecking Ball," and Miley brought…
Tom Breihan | August 29, 2014 - 11:04 am
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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

This was generally a busy week, music-video-wise, but the biggest stories were two flashy, conversation-starting pop videos that seemed to represent two different sides of…
Tom Breihan | August 22, 2014 - 10:24 am
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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

This week's big videos were Iggy Azalea's take on Kill Bill and Ariana Grande's take on (I guess) Barbarella, and they were both straight trash.
Tom Breihan | August 15, 2014 - 2:53 pm
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