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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

We are now a mere one week away from the release of A Star Is Born, the moment that scraggly festival-ready folk-rock will surely return vengefully, to claim its place at the center of the musical zeitgeist. Or maybe not. I’ll be a little bummed if it doesn’t play out like one massive feature-length music video. This week’s picks are below.

5. Weezer – “Africa” (Dir. Brendan Walter & Jade Ehlers)

The best thing about this video is imagining Rivers Cuomo watching it for the first time, wondering to himself if he really looks like that. The worst thing is no dogs.

4. H. Kink – “I’m Yours” (Dir. Hank Friedmann)

As a music video subgenre, “debauched puppet farce” is cliched and overdone and moribund. Sometimes, though, someone goes all the way in with it, and you can’t help but respect it.

3. Brockhampton – “San Marcos” (Dir. Kevin Abstract)

A mob of extremely excited Australian teenagers just stole a Brockhampton video away from Brockhampton, and that is not an easy thing to do.

2. GoldLink – “Got Friends” (Feat. Miguel) (Dir. Christian Sutton)

Between this and Rae Sremmurd’s “Close,” we are on the precipice of a new golden age of vampire-themed rap videos. It’s hard to find reasons to get out of bed these days, but there’s one.

1. Justice – “Love S.O.S.” (Dir. Edouard Salier)

I don’t know how I missed this one last week, but once again, a sincere shoutout to all the people who put the videos that should be on the list into the comments. This one is a masterpiece. Don’t sleep on it the way I did.