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When I put this list together last year, the big story was the emergence of auteurs in the online era of the music video. For the past decade, music videos have mostly lived online, far away from the cable networks that once nurtured the art form. Back in the ’90s, when cable networks were starting… More »

This week’s list is necessarily going to be incomplete, since Joanna Newsom and Paul Thomas Anderson made a video for “Divers” and it’s already been pulled down from the internet. The last time these two made a video, for “Sapokanikan,” it was an instant classic. To see the new one, though, you’ll have to go… More »

The best music-related video this week may have been something that didn’t have any music. I’m talking about Hannibal Buress consuming Justin Bieber’s soul. There are days when I want to turn this entire column into a tribute to Buress, who is not a musician in any way. (Proof.) Nevertheless, there were a bunch of… More »

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Drake – “Hotline Bling” Video

Although it seemed like a tossed-off curio at first, "Hotline Bling" has become one of Drake's biggest hits ever. Currently holding steady at #2, it…
Chris DeVille | October 19, 2015 - 9:20 pm
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Kendrick Lamar – “King Kunta” Video

Talk about an entrance: Kendrick Lamar debuted his new "King Kunta" video on a Beats-branded billboard in Times Square earlier this evening, and it has…
James Rettig | April 1, 2015 - 9:06 pm
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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

In a week full of big music videos, the one that generated the most conversation was, logically enough, the one that raised the most hackles.
Tom Breihan | November 15, 2013 - 10:59 am
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Drake – “Worst Behavior” Video

Drake's last video, "Hold On, We're Going Home," was a wonderfully silly short film featuring guest stars like A$AP Rocky. The one before that, "Started
Chris DeVille | November 11, 2013 - 12:56 pm
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The-Dream – “IV Play” Video

The-Dream made a video for his absolutely bananas track "IV Play" -- one of the best songs of the year, for my money -- and…
Claire Lobenfeld | May 16, 2013 - 1:13 pm
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Ciara – “Body Party” Video (Feat. Future)

This is the sort of thing that helps me get up in the morning: Robotic R&B stars Ciara and Future are totally in love, and…
Tom Breihan | April 23, 2013 - 10:35 am
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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

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…
Tom Breihan | February 15, 2013 - 5:08 pm
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Rick Ross – “Diced Pineapples” (Feat. Drake & Wale) Video

In between the "Pop That" video and Lonely Island's "I'm On A Boat" comes Rozay's new clip for God Forgives I Don't cut "Diced Pineapples."
Corban Goble | October 10, 2012 - 12:35 pm

R. Kelly – “Share My Love” Video

In the video for R. Kelly's defiantly luxuriant new disco-soul single "Share My Love," lots and lots of people look absolutely delighted that they're about…
Tom Breihan | April 19, 2012 - 11:31 am
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