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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Here's the thing about Justin Timberlake's "Supplies" video: It's fucking hilarious. The little kid telling us to die? The guy with the collar made out…
Tom Breihan | January 19, 2018 - 11:49 am

2017 In Review

The 50 Best Music Videos Of 2017

In this space in past years, I've usually written about which music-video directors had the best years. It's a variation of the auteur theory, as…
Tom Breihan | December 18, 2017 - 11:23 am

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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

This past Sunday, MTV aired its annual Video Music Awards. I didn't watch the show. Neither, probably, did you. Game Of Thrones absolutely fucking annihilated…
Tom Breihan | September 1, 2017 - 12:08 pm

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Taylor Swift – “Delicate” Video

Taylor Swift released her new album Reputation in November, and we've already gotten music videos for "Look What You Made Me Do," "...Ready For It?,"
Peter Helman | March 11, 2018 - 9:23 pm

2017 In Review

The 50 Best Music Videos Of 2017

In this space in past years, I've usually written about which music-video directors had the best years. It's a variation of the auteur theory, as…
Tom Breihan | December 18, 2017 - 11:23 am

Taylor Swift – “…Ready For It?” Video

In a couple of weeks, Taylor Swift will return with her much-awaited new album Reputation. And after making a slyly self-aware video for first single…
Tom Breihan | October 27, 2017 - 9:26 am

“Look What You Made Me Do” Director Defends Taylor Swift, Accuses Public Of “Double Standards”

Joseph Kahn, the director for Taylor Swift's record-breaking music video for "Look What You Made Me Do," among others, took to Twitter on Wednesday (Aug.
Alexandra Holterman / Billboard | August 30, 2017 - 8:13 pm

Taylor Swift – “Look What You Made Me Do” Video

People have already had a lot of thoughts about Taylor Swift's Reputation lead single "Look What You Made Me Do." And, thanks to the preview
Peter Helman | August 27, 2017 - 8:36 pm

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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Rancid have a new video out this week. It's not on this list. I would be even more biased than I usually am if I…
Tom Breihan | May 5, 2017 - 2:43 pm

Taylor Swift – “Out Of The Woods” Video

Taylor Swift debuted the video for 1989's next official single, the Jack Antonoff co-write "Out Of The Woods," last night by way of Dick Clark's
Gabriela Tully Claymore | January 1, 2016 - 9:04 am

Director Joseph Kahn Defends Latest Taylor Swift Video Accused Of Racism

We're seeing the beginnings of a pattern here: Taylor Swift makes a sleek, high-profile video that seems racially weird in some way or another, and…
Tom Breihan | September 2, 2015 - 4:33 pm

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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

This was a week crammed full of great videos, way too many to fit onto this list. But my favorite subplot was this: Taylor Swift…
Tom Breihan | May 22, 2015 - 5:30 pm

Taylor Swift – “Bad Blood (Remix Feat. Kendrick Lamar)” Video

Taylor Swift built the "Bad Blood" video to be a massive spectacle. On 5/7, she sent out the first poster featuring a character from it,…
James Rettig | May 17, 2015 - 8:17 pm

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

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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

Taylor Swift – “Blank Space” Video

Taylor Swift's new album 1989 is -- in this writer's opinion, anyway -- really, really great. But I can agree with the anti-Swift brigade on…
Tom Breihan | November 10, 2014 - 9:07 am
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