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In a week full of big music videos, the one that generated the most conversation was, logically enough, the one that raised the most hackles. In this case, it was Lily Allen’s big comeback clip “Hard Out Here,” in which Allen uses her big platform by using outdated catchphrases and outdated music-video cliches to addre… More »

It’s not on this week’s list, but this might be a good place to acknowledge director Hannah Lux Davis’s video for the willfully ridiculous Mike Will Made It/Miley Cyrus/Wiz Khalifa/Juicy J single “23.” Michael Jordan is the most iconic and universally beloved athlete in my living memory, and here we have a video that reduce… More »

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Charli XCX – “SuperLove” Video

Earlier this year, the London pop singer Charli XCX released True Romance, one of the finest debut albums in a year full of fine debut albums. And now, she’s already making plans for the follow-up. We don’t know anything about Charli’s next album yet, but she’s just shared a flirty video for the fizzy, club-happy… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 26, 2013 - 10:41 am

Charli XCX – “Take My Hand” Video

True Romance, the excellent debut album from the British pop singer Charli XCX, is pretty much nothing but potential hits, and now another one of them has a video. In the clip for the twinkling and sighing “Take My Hand,” from director Ryan Andrews, Charli swans around a frenetic dance party, throwing come-hither looks i… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 23, 2013 - 3:55 pm

Charli XCX – “You (Ha Ha Ha)” Video

You (Ha Ha Ha),” the new Gold Panda-sampling single from London dance-pop sensation Chari XCX, now has a video, and a small army of stylists must’ve had a very, very good time putting it together. In the clip, Charli and friends take over a warehouse to party and fire submachine guns, and Charli shows a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 10, 2013 - 12:47 pm

Charli XCX – “So Far Away” Video

I’m guessing the young British electro-pop rising star Charli XCX did not actually record any new footage for the video for “So Far Away,” a gooey seasick track from her new EP You’re The One. Instead, director Ryan Andrews collaged together images of Charli with decontextualized shots of Disney princesses, all swirled together with psychedelic-rave… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 24, 2012 - 3:07 pm

Charli XCX – “You’re The One (The Internet Remix Feat. Mike G) Video

As one of the B-sides of British goth-pop singer Charli XCX’s great single “You’re The One,” Odd Future duo the Internet remixed the track, turning it into an itchy, bubbly, urgent thing and adding a verse from O.F. secret weapon Mike G. Now that Internet remix has a new video from directors Claire Boyd and… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 2, 2012 - 9:27 am

Charli XCX – “Nuclear Seasons” Video

“Nuclear Seasons” is a sticky new synthpop track from the British singer Charli XCX. With its wolves, sunsets, and worn-out-tape image quality, the video goes in heavy on VHS-culture nostalgia. Ryan Andrews directs. Watch the video below and download the track at Charli XCX’s website. More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 22, 2011 - 2:38 pm