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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 best music-video director was a tight one, with two people — Nabil and Hiro Murai — in a virtual dead heat for the top spot. Behind the two of them,… More »

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 TV, expecting you to run across their images when you were flipping through channels. By the time YouTube hit its second year, that… More »

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 my heart not to include strong pieces of work like EMA’s grand cyberpunk vision, Atmosphere’s masterful The Jerk reference, OFF!’s delirious slapstick freakout, or Ty Dolla $ign’s ridiculous, surreal featMore »

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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 day…
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

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

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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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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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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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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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 o…
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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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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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