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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

At Sunday night's VMAs, MTV awarded its Video Of The Year trophy to Beyoncé's "Formation." Nobody gives a fuck. Let's acknowledge that. Nobody watches the…
Tom Breihan | September 2, 2016 - 1:40 pm

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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

There are very few bad things about Kendrick Lamar's new album untitled unmastered., but here's one: Kendrick probably won't make any music videos for those…
Tom Breihan | March 11, 2016 - 1:00 pm

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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

At the end of 2014, I put together a list of the year's best videos and noted that the race for the title of world's…
Tom Breihan | July 31, 2015 - 3:37 pm

More Nabil stories

Watch Vince Staples’ Hallucinatory, NSFW, Nabil-Directed Prima Donna Short Film

Last week, Vince Staples released the truly great new EP Prima Donna. And along with that EP, Staples and the great music-video director Nabil also…
Tom Breihan | September 1, 2016 - 10:24 am

Watch Kendrick Lamar’s Reebok Commercial

Reebok must have given Cornrow Kenny a lot of money to slang Classics for them. I probably haven't seen a Reebok Classic on the feet…
Collin Robinson | August 8, 2016 - 11:33 am

ANOHNI – “Drone Bomb Me” Video (Feat. Naomi Campbell)

For months, we've been waiting breathlessly for former Antony And The Johnsons mastermind ANOHNI to release her new album HOPELESSNESS, which Hudson Mohawke and Oneohtrix…
Tom Breihan | March 9, 2016 - 3:12 pm

Travi$ Scott – “Piss On Your Grave” (Feat. Kanye West) Video

Travi$ Scott has shared the video for his Kanye West Rodeo collaboration "Piss On Your Grave." The clip was directed by the legendary Nabil, who…
James Rettig | October 30, 2015 - 1:18 pm

The Weeknd – “The Hills (Remix Feat. Eminem)” Interactive Video

The Weeknd's chart-dominating "The Hills" already has a video, and now the song's remix with a verse from Eminem also has a video, except this…
Peter Helman | October 20, 2015 - 8:03 pm

Foals – “Give It All” Video (Dir. Nabil)

The great music-video director Nabil has worked with the UK rock band Foals a number of times over the past few years, most recently on…
Tom Breihan | October 12, 2015 - 8:50 am

Foals – “Mountain At My Gates” Video

It seems a little counterintuitive to get esteemed music video director Nabil to shoot one entirely on a crappy little GoPro camera, but that's what…
James Rettig | July 29, 2015 - 9:52 am

Diddy’s New NSFW Cologne Ad Is Basically Diddy Having Sex With Cassie

Diddy is getting back into the celebrity fragrance game after a six year absence. His new scent, called 3AM, will debut in a few days…
James Rettig | May 4, 2015 - 7:06 pm

Miguel To Star In Nabil And John Legend’s “Musical Romantic Drama”

When he's not penning some of the greatest love songs in the world, John Legend runs a film company called Get Lifted Film Co., and…
Caitlin White | April 6, 2015 - 5:50 pm

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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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Last year's Thanksgiving break means we've actually got two weeks' worth of videos accounted for below, and they were a packed two weeks. It hurts…
Tom Breihan | December 5, 2014 - 11:22 am

Skrillex – “Fuck That” Video (Dir. Nabil)

Hiro Murai has been seriously challenging Nabil's stranglehold on the whole Best Video Director In The World thing this year, but here's another strong entrant…
Chris DeVille | November 21, 2014 - 1:30 pm

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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Some weeks, we get an absolute deluge of great videos, but I can't remember any other weeks as rich as this one. I thought about…
Tom Breihan | July 18, 2014 - 1:51 pm

alt-J – “Hunger Of The Pine” Video

How fast can you run when your body is shot full of arrows? That's the question that the hero of alt-J's "Hunger Of The Pine"
Tom Breihan | July 16, 2014 - 12:54 pm

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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Last Friday was the Fourth Of July, which meant we didn't run one of these lists. But the videos kept piling up, and so we're…
Tom Breihan | July 11, 2014 - 9:51 am

Little Dragon – “Pretty Girls” Video (Dir. Nabil)

The video for "Klapp Klapp," the first single from idiosyncratic Swedish pop group Little Dragon's new album Nabuma Rubberband, was a story of witchcraft and…
Tom Breihan | July 2, 2014 - 10:28 am

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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

When a musician puts together a moving tribute to her deceased bandmate, giving fitting visual accompaniment to the last thing that bandmate ever recorded, that…
Tom Breihan | June 27, 2014 - 12:09 pm

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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

For whatever reason, this is the week that many of the old music-video-director gods awakened to walk the earth again. Their names, chanted aloud, inspire…
Tom Breihan | February 14, 2014 - 3:28 pm

Nicki Minaj – “Lookin Ass Nigga” Video

If there was any doubt that Nabil is the greatest artist currently working in the medium of music-video, let's put that to bed. Nabil's new…
Tom Breihan | February 12, 2014 - 5:22 pm

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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

For a while, I've been threatening to start including things in this space that don't quite constitute "music videos" but which do constitute music on…
Tom Breihan | October 18, 2013 - 12:03 pm

James Blake – “Life Round Here (Remix Feat. Chance The Rapper)” Video

Last month, James Blake and Chance The Rapper joined forces for a hypnotic, tingly, generally excellent remix of Blake's own Overgrown track "Life Round Here."
Tom Breihan | October 14, 2013 - 9:43 am

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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

It's pretty hard to carry on Stereogum business as usual on the day that Amrit Singh, the guy who brought me to the site and…
Tom Breihan | August 16, 2013 - 12:56 pm

Just Blaze & Baauer – “Higher” Video

Just before the whole "Harlem Shake" thing really popped off, Baauer got together with Just Blaze, one of the greatest rap producers ever, to make…
Tom Breihan | August 13, 2013 - 3:32 pm

Arctic Monkeys – “Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High?” Video

A wasted Alex Turner hallucinates after a late night at the pub in the Nabil-directed video for "Why'd You Only Call Me When You're High?,"
Scott Lapatine | August 10, 2013 - 7:53 pm

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The 5 Best Music Videos Of The Week

Guys, Yeezus leaked. You don't need music videos right now. You need to just play that real loud, let blood fill up your vision, luxuriate…
Tom Breihan | June 14, 2013 - 2:35 pm

Poliça – “Tiff” Video (Feat. Justin Vernon)

You may remember Justin Vernon and Channy Leaneagh teaming up earlier this year for "Tiff," the first single off Poliça's upcoming sophomore album. "Tiff" was…
Miles Bowe | June 11, 2013 - 12:54 pm

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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

The best music videos that crossed my video screen this week -- the top three on the list you'll find below -- are paranoid little…
Tom Breihan | April 12, 2013 - 9:58 am
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