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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Just sitting down to write this intro right now, I noticed that almost all of the videos I've picked for this week's list are, in…
Tom Breihan | February 19, 2016 - 12:56 pm
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Straight To Video

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

This was such a weird week for music -- more about gossip and rupture than the constant stream of new music that we all have…
Tom Breihan | January 29, 2016 - 3:37 pm
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2015 In Review

The 50 Best Music Videos Of 2015

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…
Tom Breihan | December 16, 2015 - 11:08 am
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More Hiro Murai stories

Watch Chance The Rapper Perform New Song “We The People” For Nike’s USA Basketball Campaign

Chance The Rapper has contributed a new song called "We The People" to a new commercial/short film from Nike, which celebrates the USA men's and…
James Rettig | August 10, 2016 - 12:48 pm
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Baauer – “Day Ones” (Feat. Novelist & Leikeli47) Video

The dance/trap producer Baauer is moving past his "Harlem Shake" infamy, and he'll release his new album Aanext month. The thundering first single "Day Ones,"
Tom Breihan | February 17, 2016 - 11:52 am
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Stream Massive Attack Ritual Spirit EP + Watch “Take It There” (Feat. Tricky) Video

Last week, Bristol trip-hop godfathers Massive Attack dropped their new iPhone app Fantom, which included four brand-new tracks. As it turns out, those tracks make…
Tom Breihan | January 28, 2016 - 9:47 am
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Straight To Video

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Most of the music world is nursing a vast, collective hangover down in Austin right now, which means we didn't see too many new videos…
Tom Breihan | March 20, 2015 - 11:35 am

Straight To Video

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

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 --…
Tom Breihan | January 16, 2015 - 1:23 pm
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Childish Gambino – “Sober” Video (Dir. Hiro Murai)

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…
Tom Breihan | January 9, 2015 - 10:19 am
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2014 In Review

The 40 Best Music Videos Of 2014

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…
Tom Breihan | December 19, 2014 - 1:01 pm
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Straight To Video

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

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,…
Tom Breihan | October 17, 2014 - 2:57 pm
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Straight To Video

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

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…
Tom Breihan | October 3, 2014 - 4:20 pm
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Flying Lotus – “Never Catch Me” (Feat. Kendrick Lamar) Video

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…
James Rettig | October 1, 2014 - 8:28 pm
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Straight To Video

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

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…
Tom Breihan | August 29, 2014 - 11:04 am
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Shabazz Palaces – “#CAKE” Video (NSFW)

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…
Tom Breihan | August 22, 2014 - 10:49 am
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Straight To Video

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

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…
Tom Breihan | July 25, 2014 - 1:01 pm
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Spoon – “Do You” Video

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…
Chris DeVille | July 21, 2014 - 10:33 am
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Straight To Video

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

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…
Tom Breihan | April 11, 2014 - 12:18 pm
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Watch Mac DeMarco Play “Let My Baby Stay” Around Portugal

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…
Chris DeVille | February 17, 2014 - 10:51 am

Straight To Video

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

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…
Tom Breihan | July 19, 2013 - 10:34 am
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