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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

There is a new Steven Soderbergh movie on Netflix right now, so I don’t know why you’d waste your time farting around with music videos. But if you are more in the mood for music videos, or if you’ve already seen High-Flying Bird, there were some good ones this week. This week’s picks are below.

5. Travis Scott – “Can’t Say” (Dir. Nathalie Canguilhem)

I’ll take “Travis Scott doing implausible motorcycle tricks” over “Travis Scott causing James Blake to fall into a deep stupor” even if the latter is more plausible.

4. Charly Bliss – “Capacity” (Dir. Michelle Zauner)

The best part of every heist movie is the getting-the-team-together montage. But the second-best part of every heist movie is the scene were everyone on the team starts suspecting and fighting against each other as the law closes in on them. This video is just the second one! Fingers crossed that we’ll get the prequel.

3. Toro Y Moi – “Ordinary Pleasure” (Dir. Mancy Gant)

A new life goal is to welcome someone to my house exactly like this. (I’ll need a new house.)

2. The Chemical Brothers – “Got To Keep On” (Dir. Michel Gondry & Olivier Gondry)

Absorb me, happy white dancing blob.

1. 21 Savage – “A Lot” (Feat. J. Cole) (Dir. Aisultan Seitov)

A few days before the ridiculous fucking travesty of 21 Savage’s ICE arrest, there was this: A quietly powerful video that juxtaposes black American financial success against the struggles and tragedies that many successful people endured — the trials that they sometimes can’t leave in their pasts.