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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Homecoming exists now. That is all. This week’s picks are below.

5. Open Mike Eagle & Danny Brown – “Unfiltered” (Dir. Lance Bangs)

The bar for sketch-comedy rapping has been raised. The Lonely Island are shook.

4. BTS – “Boy With Luv” (Feat. Halsey) (Dir. YongSeok Choi)

Why is Ariana Grande out here staging halfassed *NSYNC reunions when this is happening? It’s a new golden era for boy bands. I can’t wait until someone who is now six years old reunites five of the seven BTS members at Post-Apocalyptic Space Coachella 20 years from now.

3. Flying Lotus – “Fire Is Coming” (Feat. David Lynch) (Dir. Steven Ellison & David Firth)

Do you ever find yourself walking alone at night and thinking about episode eight of Twin Peaks: The Return? And then a vast, inexplicable dread comes over you, and you feel like the very fabric of reality is about to come to a screaming end? Yeah. Yeah, me too.

2. Courtney Barnett – “Everybody Here Hates You” (Dir. Danny Cohen)

The Star Wars trash compacter scene, combined with the Being John Malkovich scene where Malkovich goes inside his own head! But delightful!

1. Offset – “Clout” (Feat. Cardi B) (Dir. Daniel Russell)

I judge all music videos on one very important basis: How much do they remind me of Missy Elliott? This one reminds me of Missy Elliott a lot.