Straight To Video

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

By Tom Breihan / May 3, 2013 - 10:42 am

You know this was a good week for music videos when 4Minute made a K-pop video with dancing zombies in it, one where they fight the dancing zombies by spraying hairspray at them, and it didn’t even crack my top five. The videos that did crack my top 5 are below. Enjoy. More »


The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

By Tom Breihan / April 26, 2013 - 10:47 am

Are music videos on the way out? I don’t know. Probably not. A million of the things seem to materialize on YouTube every day, and they’re probably still the best way for younger artists to introduce themselves to the curious public. But more and more, big acts seem to be forgoing the music video for… More »


The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

By Tom Breihan / April 19, 2013 - 12:10 pm

Every music video that came out during this apocalyptic, ridiculous week felt like a way to kill a few minutes before either flames consumed the entire planet or Daft Punk got around to dropping their “Get Lucky” video, so if we found ourselves a little less captivated than usual this week, it wasn’t necessarily the… More »


The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

By Tom Breihan / April 12, 2013 - 9:58 am

The best music videos that crossed my video screen this week — the top three on the list you’ll find below — are paranoid little masterworks of dread and disorientation and confusion. I have no idea what any of them are about, but all of them crept their way into my bloodstream and radiated menace… More »


The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

By Tom Breihan / April 5, 2013 - 12:20 pm

You know how I’ve been threatening to get weird with this column, to start including late-night performances and whatever other random bits of music-related video that might find their way on this site? This is the week the universe decided to call my bluff, since the one of the best pieces of music-related video, if… More »


The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

By Tom Breihan / March 29, 2013 - 2:08 pm

I still haven’t done the thing I talked about doing last week, opening this column up to late-night peformances or fan-taped camera-phone concert vids. I might still eventually do that, but this turned out to be a very good week for the traditional notions of music videos, and the best one in a while for… More »


The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

By Tom Breihan / March 22, 2013 - 1:00 pm

Increasingly, this is a weird column to write, since the list of things that fall under “music video” parameters includes big-budget extravaganzas, weird little no-money larks, clips of people’s kids, stitched-together performance footage, barely-disguised product-placement commercials, and bits of barely-edited stock footage. Since all of these things can be pretty great on their own term… More »


The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

By Tom Breihan / March 15, 2013 - 12:47 pm

Usually, especially during the weeks where I liked a K-pop video or two, I do my best to explain what, exactly, I enjoy about the videos I list here. This week, though, Scott and I are on our way out the door to Stereogum’s Range Life party, which is about to start. That means I… More »


The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

By Tom Breihan / March 8, 2013 - 2:46 pm

Yesterday, Beach House and Phoenix both dropped mindbending, huge-budgeted videos at basically the exact same moment; as soon as I got done writing up one of them, I had to launch into the next one right away. So, big indie artists: Pace your shit out a little bit better! Don’t drown us in interesting music… More »


The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

By Tom Breihan / March 1, 2013 - 12:42 pm

There were too many music videos this week. I had to devote a huge chunk to yesterday afternoon just watching all the ones I’d missed. And worse, there were too many good ones. How is anyone supposed to process all these entertaining music videos? It’s fucked up. When a K-pop boy band makes a music… More »


The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

By Tom Breihan / February 22, 2013 - 9:35 am

Obviously, the best music-related video of the past seven days is the yelling goats remix of Taylor Swift’s “I Knew You Were Trouble,” and the second best is Wale attempting to fight a Toronto Raptors announcer during a game. Neither of these, however, is an actual music video, so I had to pick five others. More »


The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

By Tom Breihan / February 15, 2013 - 5:08 pm

The two videos I liked best this week are about reintroducing superstars: One who’s been away for a while, one who’s barely taken enough time off for anyone to notice it’s been a year since he dropped an album. And both are heavy on old-school music-video values: Expert rhythmic editing, implied sex, the goofily in-charge… More »


The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

By Tom Breihan / February 8, 2013 - 4:48 pm

A whole mess of great videos this week, from some unexpected places as well as the expected ones. When Flatbush Zombies release an excellently hallucinogenic rap video about dropping liquid acid in your orange juice and then hitting the bodega and showing off the skull in your gold fronts — usually my personal sweet spot… More »


The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

By Tom Breihan / February 1, 2013 - 2:00 pm

This is the week the music-video gods finally awoke from their slumber. I had to leave so much good stuff off the list this week: self-deprecating superstar send-ups, excitingly one-note punk-rock rave-ups, disturbing dystopian visions, intense adoreableness, experimental visions that didn’t quite work, the Lonely Island’s big return. The five I ended up with below… More »


The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

By Tom Breihan / January 25, 2013 - 11:19 am

Did nobody want to release a big, important video the same week that the Coachella lineup came out? Because there were no big, important videos this week. But there were some fun smaller ones, and we’ve got five of those below. More »


The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

By Tom Breihan / January 18, 2013 - 10:05 am

I can’t imagine any of the artists on this week’s list had huge budgets to play around. Even Santigold, the one who could’ve presumably commanded a small pile of money to make a video, ended up doing something quick and homemade instead. So consider these to be five ways to stretch dollars while actually making… More »


The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

By Tom Breihan / January 11, 2013 - 12:59 pm

This is the week that the music universe finally woke up from its long holiday nap, and there were a lot of fun music videos out this week. There were so many, in fact, that I couldn’t find room for the video where Charli XCX, dressed like a post-candy raver, shoots machine guns, and that… More »


The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

By Tom Breihan / January 7, 2013 - 1:09 pm

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 - 1:53 pm

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 - 4:54 pm

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 recap them. More »


1 ... 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 ... 11