There were so many music videos this week. It was out of control. I could just barely watch all of them, and that glut means that fascinating things like MGMT's alien-abduction dance party and Kirin…   Read Story »
The artists behind the videos on this week's list come from Sweden, Japan, Syria, Canada, and the UK. They have, more or less, nothing in common with each other. And there's every chance that none of…   Read Story »
For a while, I've been threatening to start including things in this space that don't quite constitute "music videos" but which do constitute music on video -- late-night performances, great…   Read Story »
The most gripping musical video spectacle of the week did not actually feature any music at all. It was Kanye West, thoughts clearly spinning out faster than his mouth could relay them, using the…   Read Story »
The rest of the video is pretty shitty, so I didn't list it here, but the scene from the "Work Bitch" video where three sharks circle around Britney Spears in a perfect little piece of CGI…   Read Story »
It's not on this week's list, but this might be a good place to acknowledge director Hannah Lux Davis's video for the willfully ridiculous Mike Will Made It/Miley Cyrus/Wiz Khalifa/Juicy J single…   Read Story »
Now that nobody ever watches music videos on TV anymore, it's becoming increasingly obvious that the people who make videos don't have to submit themselves to any television network's Standards &…   Read Story »
I interviewed Anton Corbijn once, and he's a totally lovely human being. I liked his beaten-down Ian Curtis biopic Control and his deconstructed George Clooney spy movie The American. He takes pretty…   Read Story »
There were too many good music videos this week. Moby escaped the usual Wayne Coyne acid-reflux and made something fun and pretty and way friendlier than most of Coyne's recent fare. TV On The Radio…   Read Story »
Watching the VMAs on Sunday night, something struck me: The music videos themselves were fairly beside the point, but almost every video that won a major award was absolute bullshit. Justin…   Read Story »