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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 »
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 merits and partly because "eyelinered Jodorowskian hippie cult leader"…   Read Story »
Mac DeMarco's Salad Days is approaching, and while the only studio recording we've heard so far is "Passing Out Pieces," he also previewed several tracks on Canadian radio. Now comes more live Salad…   Read Story »
Hey look, new graphic! Now this column can look something like the Best Songs Of The Week column, and now I can keep just the tiniest bit of suspense in this countdown; you have to scrowl down…   Read Story »
The Odd Future rapper Earl Sweatshirt is finally getting ready to release Doris, his feverishly anticipated new album, and he's already shared videos for the early singles "Chum" and "Whoa." And now…   Read Story »
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…   Read Story »
The real best music video of this week isn't on this list, since it wasn't actually a music video at all. But Frank Ocean's performance on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon was drop-dead gorgeous. It…   Read Story »