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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Best non-music-video music-on-video moment of the week: The scene in Triple Frontier where semi-pro MMA fighter Garret Hedlund walks to the cage while Pantera’s “Walk” plays, on some Rob Van Dam shit. Second-best non-music-video music-on-video moment of the week: The scene in Triple Frontier where Oscar Isaac is in the helicopter, about to go fuck some shit up, while Metallica’s “For Whom The Bell Tolls” roars. Worst non-music-video music-on-video moment of the week: The “Master Of War” needle-drop in Triple Frontier. There’s good-obvious, and there’s bad-obvious. Make sure you’re picking right when you’re picking obvious shit. This week’s picks are below.

5. Schoolboy Q – “Numb Numb Juice” (Dir. Dave Free & Jack Begert)

The TDE guys have been making instant-classic music videos so consistently, for so long, that it almost feels like a disappointment when one of their videos isn’t an instant classic. Well, this one is not an instant classic. But it does end with Schoolboy Q bitch-slapping a martial arts master off of a rooftop, so how mad can you really be?

4. Vampire Weekend – “Sunflower” (Feat. Steve Lacy) (Dir. Jonah Hill)

It shouldn’t be this easy. If you’re trying to make a good video, you should do more than just convince Jerry Seinfeld and Fab 5 Freddy to show up to a place, and then to flip a camera upside down. There should be rules.

3. Carly Rae Jepsen – “Now That I Found You” (Dir. Carlos Lopez Estrada & Nelson de Castro)

I like the Captain Marvel cat better than this cat. But this cat is good, too.

2. Benny Blanco – “I Can’t Get Enough” (Feat. Selena Gomez, J Balvin, & Tainy) (Dir. Jake Schreier)

God, imagine owning a bed this big. I am just going to spend the rest of the day fantasizing about this.

1. The Chemical Brothers – “We’ve Got To Try” (Dir. Ninian Doff)

Dogs > music.