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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Wow, I really should’ve picked David Bowie’s “Lazarus” as last week’s #1 video, huh? But I didn’t realize it was a message of impending death from one of the great pop artists of all time! I just thought it was a weird video! Hopefully, none of this week’s videos will turn out to be cryptic missives from beyond the grave. This week’s picks are below.

5. Weezer – “King Of The World” (Dir. SCANTRON)

A tip: If you’re going to steal a bag of Utz chips from a stranger, make sure they’re the crab chips or the red hot ones. The BBQ chips aren’t worth facing possible arrest, even if they do have those delightful ruffles.

4. Emilie & Ogden – “Ten Thousand” (Dir. Pierre-Alexandre Girard)

Who knew temporary blindness could make for such a fun, romantic weekend?

3. Damien Jurado – “Exit 353″ (Dir. Elise Tyler)

A wet, tangible evocation of the Pacific Northwest hinterlands, combined with a powerful reminder of why you should never, ever pick up hitchhikers, no matter how helpless they might look.

2. Jidenna – “Knickers” (Dir. Benny Boom)

Suddenly, I, like all classic men, am ready for swing to come back. Again.

1. Miike Snow – “Genghis Khan” (Dir. Ninian Doff)

A stereotypical Bond villain expresses his internal conflicts through the power of dance. You might not have realized that you need this in your life, but you absolutely do.