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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

I ultimately decided not to put it on this list, but this video of a floppy-haired goofball playing a silly dance song on an instrument that’s roughly 50 bazillion times more complicated than a successfully executed game of Mousetrap is something you may need in your life. And on a vastly different end of the spectrum the new Fifth Harmony video is some fun Pussycat Dolls-core. Fun as those were, there were still at least five videos that were better. This week’s picks are below.

5. The Kills – “Doing It To Death” (Dir. Wendy Morgan)

I almost typed, “I hope my funeral is this cool,” but it’s really not true. I hope my funeral isn’t cool at all. I hope people are just sad.

4. Frightened Rabbit – “Get Out” (Dir. Greg Davenport)

An unexpectedly dependable music-video subgenre: Emotionally intense contemporary dance routines performed in front of striking scenery. Those sculptures are just awesome.

3. Harrison – “It’s Okay, I Promise” (Feat. Clairmont The Second) (Dir. Scott Cudmore)

This thing is basically the rap-video version of Holy Motors. I have no idea what’s going on, but I’m intrigued enough to stick around to the end.

2. PWR BTTM – “West Texas” (Dir. H.S. Naji)

DIY power-pop glam, done with the sort of vision and charisma that we usually only get to see in A-list pop videos. The confetti in the sunset killed me.

1. Mount Moriah – “Precita” (Dir. Fidel Ruiz-Healy)

One of those beautifully-staged narrative videos that tells a complete story while leaving more questions than it answers. Like: I know it would be cool to own a red-smoke machine, but is acquiring one really worth that much trouble?