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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

This week's central battle came down, as so many do, to the eternal conflict between well-intentioned grand-scale storytelling and gleefully trashy bloodletting. It's the Forrest
Tom Breihan | May 23, 2014 - 12:41 pm
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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Hey, whoever's in charge of music video releases! Can you space things out a little better, please? Last week, I scrambled to come up with…
Tom Breihan | May 16, 2014 - 1:29 pm
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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

A quick word about Flying Lotus's "Phantasm" video and videos like it: That's a really good video! Many of the videos like it are good,…
Tom Breihan | May 9, 2014 - 3:15 pm
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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

In keeping with my newfound traditions of saying nice things about Gwar in the intros to these posts, the music-related video I enjoyed most thi…
Tom Breihan | May 2, 2014 - 12:44 pm
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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

The internet's favorite target this week was Avril Lavigne's garish, shrill, quite-possibly-racist "Hello Kitty" video. I didn't see it until I'd read a bunch of…
Tom Breihan | April 25, 2014 - 1:13 pm
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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Right now, our busiest comments section is a heated debate over whether a white lady is racist for dancing with black men in her music…
Tom Breihan | April 18, 2014 - 12:32 pm
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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

I came so close to including the Ghost Of A Saber Tooth Tiger's "Animals" video this week, partly because it's good on its own merit…
Tom Breihan | April 11, 2014 - 12:18 pm
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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Last week, in this space, I lamented that fact that, Gwar, who built a low-budget DIY empire partly because of their music video aesthetic, had…
Tom Breihan | April 4, 2014 - 2:05 pm
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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Let's take a moment for Dave Brockie, better known as Gwar's Oderus Urungus, who died suddenly earlier this week. For decades, Brockie helped to pioneer…
Tom Breihan | March 28, 2014 - 11:46 am
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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

I didn't write this column last week, since SXSW was just about monopolizing my attention. So we've got two weeks' worth of videos to sort…
Tom Breihan | March 21, 2014 - 11:23 am
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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

This was one of those weeks where the best music-related video wasn't a music video. It was Future Islands performing on Letterman and just fucking…
Tom Breihan | March 7, 2014 - 4:56 pm
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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

This column is a weird one because the quality of music videos tends to vacillate wildly from week to week. Some weeks, there are just…
Tom Breihan | February 28, 2014 - 4:10 pm
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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

There were lots of good videos this week, but I didn't like any of them as much as I hated Jerry James's video for "Lana
Tom Breihan | February 21, 2014 - 1:49 pm
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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

For whatever reason, this is the week that many of the old music-video-director gods awakened to walk the earth again. Their names, chanted aloud, inspire…
Tom Breihan | February 14, 2014 - 3:28 pm
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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Why did everyone release their darkest and most fucked vidoes this week? Is it just too cold for some fun, sunny music videos? Are we…
Tom Breihan | February 7, 2014 - 2:13 pm
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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

It's not a proper music video, so it's not on this list, but Yours Truly's series of videos from the Young Turks new years festival…
Tom Breihan | January 31, 2014 - 11:37 am
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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

This is the time of year when everyone gets very confused and worried about who's going to win big at the Grammys, and we are…
Tom Breihan | January 24, 2014 - 2:06 pm
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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Dance producers were getting it done this week. There were so many great dance (or dance-influenced pop) videos this week that I wish MTV would…
Tom Breihan | January 17, 2014 - 3:44 pm
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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

This was probably the slowest week of the year in terms of people putting out music videos, what with Christmas arriving dead in the middle…
Tom Breihan | December 27, 2013 - 10:17 am
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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

I don't know if you guys knew this, but there are 17 new Beyoncé videos this week. A lot of them are awesome, too. I…
Tom Breihan | December 20, 2013 - 1:42 pm
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