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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Right now, as you're reading this, I am en route to Los Angeles, to work on a very strange and exciting freelance assignment that I'm…
Tom Breihan | June 22, 2018 - 11:18 am

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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

God bless the music video, the one art-form where a star can distract the world from a historic rap-feud trouncing by reuniting the cast of…
Tom Breihan | June 15, 2018 - 1:05 pm

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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

We haven't yet gotten a single music video from Kanye West's series of Wyoming albums, and maybe we never will. But Pusha-T's performance of "If…
Tom Breihan | June 8, 2018 - 12:53 pm

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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

In music, as in virtually every other arena of American culture, this has been an exhausting, exciting, overwhelming week. For once, though, music videos weren't…
Tom Breihan | June 1, 2018 - 1:44 pm

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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

In the unexpectedly stiff competition for the title of "week's best rap video from a badass woman that visually quotes Kill Bill, Vol. 1, Cardi…
Tom Breihan | May 25, 2018 - 5:02 pm

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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

One day in 2007, I had the idea for a parody music video: "Crank That Daniel Plainview." The idea was that I'd wear a fake…
Tom Breihan | May 18, 2018 - 2:51 pm

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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

It's been a long time since we've seen one music video dominate conversation like this -- not just conversation about music video, but conversation about…
Tom Breihan | May 11, 2018 - 2:31 pm

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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Between Christina Aguilera's "Accelerate" and the two new Nicki Minaj videos, it feels like we're entering a golden age of declining superstars making gallingly, furiously,…
Tom Breihan | May 4, 2018 - 1:51 pm

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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Last night, Janelle Monáe unveiled the 45-minute short-film companion piece to Dirty Computer, her excellent new album. There aren't many artists who could convince me…
Tom Breihan | April 27, 2018 - 3:12 pm

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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

The best experience I had this week watching music on video -- and, I suspect, the best experience anyone had watching music on video --…
Tom Breihan | April 20, 2018 - 3:15 pm

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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

It's Coachella weekend, which means that about a hundred thousand at-least-theoretical music fans are now converging on the California desert, waiting for the yodeling kid…
Tom Breihan | April 13, 2018 - 2:47 pm

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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Look. You should know something. You are going to scroll down to the bottom of this list and see that a Panic! At The Disco…
Tom Breihan | March 30, 2018 - 11:31 am

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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

I haven't had a chance to watch it yet, but Netflix's Roxanne Shanté biopic Roxanne Roxanne is streaming today. And you know what that means:…
Tom Breihan | March 23, 2018 - 12:53 pm

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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

I have been writing this column for more than six years now. And even if you haven't been reading for that whole time -- even…
Tom Breihan | March 16, 2018 - 2:26 pm

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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Music videos constitute an art form, but they're also basically advertising. They were created so that we'd want to buy music. That's their point. It's…
Tom Breihan | March 9, 2018 - 3:56 pm
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