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On the intro to last week's 5 Best Videos post, I complained that music videos had not yet shaken themselves to life this year -- that, even factoring in the holiday break, we hadn't seen a single…   Read Story »
As I figured out when I put together my list of last year's 40 best music videos, Hiro Murai has arguably succeeded Nabil as the greatest director currently working in the music-video field. He made…   Read Story »
Next year, YouTube will celebrate its 10th anniversary. For nearly a decade, then, music videos have belonged almost entirely to the internet. Once upon a time, video directors made their work for…   Read Story »
We did it, everyone! We came up with the least glamorous music video ever made. I don't know what held the title before this week, but I do know that nothing else will ever hold it again. That piece…   Read Story »
Some list-nerd stuff, before we begin. A$AP Rocky's Karl Lagerfeld's The Warriors video for "Multiply" dropped at midnight last night, which means it technically came out this morning. Since this…   Read Story »
The Flying Lotus/Kendrick Lamar collab "Never Catch Me" is one of the highlights from FlyLo's upcoming album You're Dead, and now it has a great video to go along with it. The Hiro Murai-directed…   Read Story »
At Sunday night's VMAs, MTV awarded its Video Of The Year trophy to Miley Cyrus' butt-naked tearsploitation Terry Richardson vision "Wrecking Ball," and Miley brought a homeless model (?) to the…   Read Story »
Seattle art-rap darlings Shabazz Palaces just released Lese Majesty, their blunted and fractitious new album. It's only right that "#CAKE," the album's single, sounds like it's exploding and gluing…   Read Story »
I don't think I've done this before, but there's a lyric video on this list. Its presence will probably annoy you. But if you think you can make a better lyric video, go ahead. Please. This week's…   Read Story »
Spoon are back this summer with the fantastic They Want My Soul, a bright and lively dispatch from one of indie rock's greatest bands. The excellent single "Do You" now has a video by Hiro Murai that…   Read Story »