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2016 In Review

The 50 Best Music Videos Of 2016

The music-video event of 2016 was easily the HBO premiere of Beyoncé's Lemonade -- inarguably one of the best albums of the year, and maybe…
Tom Breihan | December 20, 2016 - 10:16 am

Straight To Video

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Up until this week, Hiro Murai was arguably the best director working in the medium of music video. This week, he became arguably the best…
Tom Breihan | September 9, 2016 - 4:44 pm

Straight To Video

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

This is the week when the music business basically shuts down so all the label execs and publicists and bands and critics can go down…
Tom Breihan | March 18, 2016 - 4:14 pm

More BJ McDonnell stories

Straight To Video

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Up until this week, Hiro Murai was arguably the best director working in the medium of music video. This week, he became arguably the best…
Tom Breihan | September 9, 2016 - 4:44 pm

Slayer – “Pride In Prejudice” Video (NSFW) (Feat. Danny Trejo)

We don't typically think of Slayer as a music-video band, but they are on one hell of a music-video run right now. Working with gore…
Tom Breihan | September 6, 2016 - 1:58 pm

Slayer – “You Against You” Video (NSFW)

Last year, Slayer made an absolutely incredible bloody-prison-riot video for their song "Repentless," and it was one of my favorite videos of the year. Now,…
Tom Breihan | March 16, 2016 - 4:41 pm

2015 In Review

The 50 Best Music Videos Of 2015

When I put this list together last year, the big story was the emergence of auteurs in the online era of the music video. For…
Tom Breihan | December 16, 2015 - 11:08 am

Straight To Video

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

There were too many good videos this week, and I couldn't find room for it, but the best meta-music video I've seen in a while…
Tom Breihan | September 18, 2015 - 4:17 pm

Slayer – “Repentless” Video

Slayer! Danny Trejo! A stab-happy prison riot! Do you really need more than that? In the off-chance that you do: Slayer, the long-running thrash pioneers,…
Tom Breihan | September 11, 2015 - 11:11 am