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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

By Tom Breihan / January 7, 2013
On Friday, an asteroid struck Stereogum's bank of computer servers, or something, and we were out of commission for the day. This was, of course, tragic, since it sent all of you home for the weekend without a single blog post with 20 minutes or so of very good music videos. But if you made… More »


The 5 Best Videos Of the Week

By Tom Breihan / December 21, 2012
People don't tend to save their best music videos, so this is a thinner list than most. But if the world does end today, at least you won't die before watching Taylor Swift's version of a Lana Del Rey video. Because that's what Stereogum's readership wants, right? T-Swizzy doing LDR? Check out our picks below. More »


The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

By Amrit Singh / December 14, 2012
This is a mournful moment, given the heartbreaking news coming from Connecticut. And while there are far better uses of your time and bandwidth right now -- demandaplan.org, for instance -- this here is what we do. We watch videos all week, and then decide which ones we like best, and then we… More »


The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

By Tom Breihan / December 7, 2012
For about five minutes near the beginning of the week, I was thinking that I'd limit this week's list to Christmas-themed videos, but then the only Christmas-themed videos I saw all week were the Killers clip below and this ridiculous Dropkick Murphys thing. It's just as well, really, since some truly captivating videos did… More »


The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

By Tom Breihan / November 30, 2012
I didn't write one of these lists last week because it was the day after Thanksgiving and that is simply not the type of thing that you do on the day after Thanksgiving. (What you do on the day after Thanksgiving, if you're me, is wash so many dishes.) That means we have two weeks'… More »


The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

By Tom Breihan / November 16, 2012
I don't know if it's a seasonal affective disorder thing or what, but this is the week when almost all the really good videos got all dark and twisty and Lynchian and strange. Other than the Best Coast video, which stands in stark counterpoint to all the others, the videos below are what happens whe… More »


The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

By Tom Breihan / November 9, 2012
Another week, like last week, when people had other things going on and weren't cranking out music videos with the consistently that they might otherwise. It makes sense. After watching the grand drama of the election, the states falling blue one-by-one, the schadenfreud-rich concession speeches, the immediate right-wing identity crisis playing out on TV i… More »


The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

By Tom Breihan / November 2, 2012
Considering that New York City -- the place where most of the indie label/publicist/writer infrastructure calls home -- spent the entire week in a state of Deep Impact disaster, it's remarkable how little Hurricane Sandy affected the endless march of bloggable music items. Maybe we didn't see quite as many new music videos this week… More »


The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

By Tom Breihan / October 26, 2012
Nice job this week, video directors! There were definitely too many good videos this week. I don't know how I didn't manage to find room for the A Place To Bury Strangers video where toys melt and burn in extremely satisfying ways, or the Wild Nothing video where Michelle Williams, despite not really… More »


The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

By Tom Breihan / October 19, 2012
Virtually the entire music-blogging universe (except me) is at CMJ right now, so you'll have to forgive the indie music universe for neglecting to drop too many videos in the past seven days. I always think it's funny how things come to a near-complete stop for the assumption that most music writers and publicists are… More »


The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

By Tom Breihan / October 12, 2012
I spent a pretty good chunk of the week in transit to or from New York, or doing New York things while I was in New York, so I didn't see a lot of this weeks' videos before the massive video-watching binge I went on this morning. And I have to say: Lots of good… More »


The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

By Tom Breihan / October 5, 2012
Obviously, this week's best music video wasn't a music video at all: It was the one where Gunplay goes fishing. I could've watched that for at least two hours. But if you insist on actual music videos, there were some good examples of that this week, as well. We've got five below. More »


The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

By Tom Breihan / September 28, 2012
Lately, we seem to be having on-weeks and off-weeks for videos, and this was an off-week. Last week brought a deluge, and this week, things have slowed down a bunch. But even in the off-weeks, there are plenty of absorbing visions floating around out there, and we've got five of them below… More »


The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

By Tom Breihan / September 21, 2012
So this was a ridiculously great week for videos -- great enough, even, that G-Dragon released yet another perfectly absurd slice of cartoonish awesomeness, one that would've topped the list either of the past two weeks, and I didn't even list it. I can't lie; it hurts a part of my soul that I've… More »


The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

By Tom Breihan / September 14, 2012
We didn't get to see too many mind-boggling short-form videos this week, but we did get one long one in which one of our greatest, most ambitious indie bands takes its packed-to-bursting, unapologetically pretentious musical maximalism to the screen, staying bizarre and compelling throughout. That alone makes it a pretty good week. Check for our… More »


The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

By Tom Breihan / September 7, 2012
The music-video universe took a bit of a week off this week; Labor Day, I guess, will do that. But there was still plenty of good stuff out this week; the relative scarcity just meant that I didn't have to cut anything deeply awesome to put this list together. Check out this week's list below. More »


The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

By Tom Breihan / August 24, 2012
I haven't been charting it or anything, but I've been writing these lists for the better part of a year now, and despite a few slow weeks, they seem to get better all the time. So here's something to chew on: We could be living through a new golden era of the music video, eve… More »


The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

By Tom Breihan / August 17, 2012
This week saw a serious abundance of straight-up fun, ridiculous videos -- four-minute blasts of joy that didn't take themselves the tiniest bit seriously. I'll take that over a bunch of serious art videos that want to push the form forward. Hype Williams and Kanye West's seizure-inducing tremorfest had nothing on any of the five… More »


The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

By Tom Breihan / August 10, 2012
In this space, I usually try to write something about whatever connecting threats might run through the five videos I pick for the week. That's not happening this week. I absolutely cannot think of a single thing that these five videos have in common with one another, other than me enjoying all of them. So:… More »


The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

By Tom Breihan / August 3, 2012
A dark week for music videos! For whatever reason, this is the week that everyone's decided to perfect their death-stares and document their shit-smashing capabilities. That applies, in one way or another, to four of the five videos this week, as well as the Norah Jones and Liars videos that just missed thi… More »


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