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2014 In Review

The 40 Best Music Videos Of 2014

Next year, YouTube will celebrate its 10th anniversary. For nearly a decade, then, music videos have belonged almost entirely to the internet. Once upon a…
Tom Breihan | December 19, 2014 - 1:01 pm

Straight To Video

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Here's something I wasn't quite expecting: Every last one of the videos on this week's list has some kind of narrative to it, even if…
Tom Breihan | November 14, 2014 - 1:38 pm

Straight To Video

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

After last week's explosion of awesome, this week couldn't help but feel something like a letdown in the music-video department. But there was still definitely…
Tom Breihan | June 15, 2012 - 10:30 am

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Vic Mensa – “16 Shots” Video

Vic Mensa has just shared a new video for "16 Shots," one of the tracks off of his recent EP There's Alot Going On. The…
Peter Helman | October 23, 2016 - 11:09 am

Phantoms – “Voyeur” (Feat. Nicholas Braun) Video (Stereogum Premiere)

Phantoms have an uncanny knack for the provocative music video. Their last video for "Broken Halo" made our best of the week and best of
Collin Robinson | April 28, 2015 - 9:55 am

Straight To Video

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Here's something I wasn't quite expecting: Every last one of the videos on this week's list has some kind of narrative to it, even if…
Tom Breihan | November 14, 2014 - 1:38 pm

Best Coast – “The Only Place” Video

Bobb Bruno and Bethany Cosentino brand California with "BEST COAST" wherever possible in the fun clip for "The Only Place," a video that features a…
Corban Goble | June 14, 2012 - 11:23 am

Regina Spektor – “Don’t Leave Me (Ne Me Quitte Pas)” Video

Regina Spektor's new album What We Saw From The Cheap Seats has already yielded one video in "All The Rowboats," and now we get another…
Tom Breihan | June 13, 2012 - 10:42 am

Caged Animals – “Piles Of $$$” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

Caged Animals debut LP for the UK's Lucky Number label, Eat Their Own, was recorded at home in Bushwick, with a generous serving of pitch-correcting…
Amrit Singh | November 28, 2011 - 1:15 pm

Scissor Sisters – “Any Which Way” Video

Ace Norton directs this video for "Any Which Way," using his trademark technique of mixing in every day objects -- plastic fruit, plastic cups, desk…
jessica | August 12, 2010 - 4:01 pm

DāM-FunK Covers Human League For Dr. Martens’ 50th

Dr. Martens are celebrating their 50th anniversary with a digital ad campaign designed to remind you that rock stars wear Dr. Martens. This didn't work…
jessica | April 2, 2010 - 5:07 pm

Darwin Deez – “Radar Detector” Video

From ace director Ace Norton comes this new video for New York's Darwin Deez. Darwin Deez refers to the band, and to their insane-looking singer/songwriter,…
jessica | March 3, 2010 - 12:37 pm

New Patrick Wolf Video – “Hard Times”

When Patrick came by for a Progress Report, he told us his new album The Bachelor was inspired by a depressing but creatively fruitful tour…
Amrit Singh | May 28, 2009 - 11:45 am

New Bloc Party Video – “Mercury”

This weekend a couple of British music sites posted about a RATM82407.com-styled countdown at Bloc Party's homepage. Turns out the countdown was for the unveiling…
Amrit Singh | July 7, 2008 - 3:33 pm

Scenes From The Set Of The First She & Him Video

So gang, the bad news for you is Death Cab have returned to their day jobs -- but thanks to the band for giving us
Amrit Singh | May 21, 2008 - 9:58 am