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Tom Vek – “Aroused” Video

Tom Vek’s Saam Farahmand-directed “Aroused” video features folks staring moodily at the camera before treating cigarettes like a hot date. Vek: “It’s a nod to the way in which smoking is used heavily and quite innocently in art and fashion … In the video, it represents feelings of being overwhelmed and extremities — both of… More »

By: brandon / July 14, 2011 - 5:32 pm

The 12 Most NSFW Videos Of 2010

A couple of Best Videos Of The Week ago I mentioned how nearly every good clip that week was too long, too nude, or too violent to make it on to MTV; one was even removed from YouTube, verification wall or not. But looking back on 2009’s picks, it’s easy to notice that this year’… More »

By: jessica / December 20, 2010 - 1:51 pm

The 10 Best Videos Of The Week

This week’s clips from Arcade Fire, Rokysopp, Simian Mobile Disco, No Joy, and White Lies show off what’s possible when your videos don’t have to fit particular television formats and time limits. The suburban dystopias in Rokysopp’s and Arcade Fire’s extended videos are a little long and a little much for TV, especially with the… More »

By: jessica / November 19, 2010 - 4:56 pm