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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Did you guys know that the motherfucking Hobbs & Shaw trailer was out? Because the motherfucking Hobbs & Shaw trailer is out. That doesn’t have anything to do with music videos, but I just thought that I would mention. This week’s picks are below.

5. King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – “Cyboogie” (Dir. Jason Galea)

Congratulations to the Lizard Wizard for realizing that “low-budget made-for-TV British sci-fi movie from the ’70s” was the exact right aesthetic for this number, and for pulling that aesthetic off.

4. Martha – “Love Keeps Kicking” (Dir. Ben Epstein & Jason Combs)

The ’50s version of “low budget” and the ’10s version of “low budget” are very, very different, and yet this video manages to use the latter to create the former. Fun!

3. Key! & Kenny Beats – “Dig It!” (Dir. William Child)

As it turns out, rappers’ lives don’t get any easier even when they move to alien planets and transform into claymations. Motherfuckers are still always trying to test you.

2. 2 Chainz – “Expensify This” (Dir. Andreas Nilsson)

I honestly don’t care that this goes beyond the realm of product placement and into pure advertising, or that it’s really just an extended version of a Super Bowl ad. I still laughed a bunch of times.

1. PUP – “Kids” (Dir. Jeremy Schaulin-Rioux)

Someday, we are going to reach a point where PUP simply cannot keep topping themselves with every successive music video. We should’ve reached that point a long time ago. And yet they are still finding ways, even if those ways involve old-man makeup, speculative futures, and bittersweet futuristic band reunions. And this is only the first single from the album! They’re going to have to do this a couple more times!