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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 the past decade, music videos have mostly lived online, far away from the cable networks that once nurtured the art form. Back in the ’90s, when cable networks were starting… More »

This was a week crammed full of great videos, way too many to fit onto this list. But my favorite subplot was this: Taylor Swift drummed up weeks of hype and probably spent a fortune to make her kung-fu feminist G.I. Joe cameo party and to unveil it in the biggest way possible for a… More »

I didn’t post one of these lists last week, because Thanksgiving, which meant that we had a ton of worthy videos to choose from this week, and that plenty of them didn’t make it. And this would also be a good place to point out, as our own Michael Nelson noted to me, that the… More »

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The Mountain Goats – “The Legend Of Chavo Guerrero” Video (Feat. Rob Corddry & Chavo Guerrero)

Earlier this year, when the Mountain Goats were getting ready to release their great wrestling-themed album Beat The Champ, I took frontman John Darnielle to
Tom Breihan | May 20, 2015 - 10:48 am
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Hospitality – “Going Out” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

It's been almost exactly five years since we named Hospitality a Band To Watch, and today, as they release their second full-length Trouble, we have…
Chris DeVille | January 28, 2014 - 9:52 am
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Eleanor Friedberger – “My Own World” Video

The Fiery Furnaces' Eleanor Friedberger gave us the supremely likable solo album Personal Record earlier this year, and she's now made four videos with the…
Tom Breihan | December 11, 2013 - 10:33 am

Superchunk – “Void” Video (Feat. Jon Glaser & Jon Benjamin)

As punk lifers with decades in the game, Superchunk are good and familiar with every possible old-guy-in-the-club scenario, and their new video for "Void," a…
Tom Breihan | November 26, 2013 - 12:59 pm
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The Babies – “Mess Me Around” Video

The Woods/Vivian Girls side project the Babies released their sophomore album Our House On The Hill last year, and it's one of those albums that…
Tom Breihan | April 18, 2013 - 12:45 pm

Dinosaur Jr. – “Pierce The Morning Rain” Video (Feat. Henry Rollins)

Dinosaur Jr. don't show up in their video for "Pierce The Morning Rain," a bleary jam from their 2012 album I Bet On Sky. Instead,…
Tom Breihan | January 17, 2013 - 11:00 am
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Nick Lowe – “Sensitive Man” Video (Feat. Wilco, Tim Heidecker, Robyn Hitchcock, Marc Maron)

Acerbic British great Nick Lowe hasn't made a music video in 18 years, but now here's a star-studded, slightly ridiculous one for his song "Sensitive…
Tom Breihan | March 1, 2012 - 5:30 pm
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Eleanor Friedberger – “Heaven” Video

Eleanor Friedberger's Last Summer is one of 2011's most underrated releases -- here's "My Mistakes" from that affair -- …
Corban Goble | January 30, 2012 - 1:41 pm
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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Lots of good music videos this week! Serial killers! Shadow-puppet dogs! Primary colors! Air rifles! Inexplicably clownish rap-star art direction! Members of the extended Stereogum…
Tom Breihan | January 27, 2012 - 12:35 pm
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Hospitality – “Friends Of Friends” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

Class of '09 BTW Hospitality didn't rush out an album upon first internet mention, and that uncommon patience has paid off: the NYC trio landed…
Amrit Singh | January 23, 2012 - 1:33 pm
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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

This week's music-video MVP was whoever was responsible for researching New York signage in Kindness's "Cyan" video. That must've taken a lot of work! As…
Tom Breihan | October 14, 2011 - 2:34 pm
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Stephen Malkmus And The Jicks – “Senator” Video (Feat. Jack Black)

The Stephen Malkmus And The Jicks song "Senator" has a video now, and it's a doozy. Jack Black, hamming it up hardcore as always, plays…
Tom Breihan | October 14, 2011 - 9:47 am
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