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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

Straight To Video

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Fuck this week. Fuck this day, in particular. Here are some videos.
Tom Breihan | January 20, 2017 - 5:14 pm

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

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Straight To Video

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Fuck this week. Fuck this day, in particular. Here are some videos.
Tom Breihan | January 20, 2017 - 5:14 pm

Young Thug – “Wyclef Jean” Video

Young Thug released Jeffery back in August. Just now, he's shared a new music video for album track "Wyclef Jean," and it's a pretty wild…
Peter Helman | January 16, 2017 - 10:08 pm

Straight To Video

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Fuck this fucking week. Fuck the fuck out of this fucking week. Here are some fucking music videos.
Tom Breihan | November 11, 2016 - 4:19 pm

Straight To Video

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

This week, Aphex Twin unveiled his first music video since the '90s. Back then, he was working with genius directors like Chris Cunningham to create…
Tom Breihan | June 24, 2016 - 3:10 pm

Clams Casino – “All Nite” (Feat. Vince Staples) Video

Next month, the head-blown cloud-rap producer Clams Casino will release 32 Levels, his guest-heavy major-label debut. And after the weirdly beautiful video for the Lil…
Tom Breihan | June 23, 2016 - 10:20 am

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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

One of the videos getting a lot of notice this week is Calexico's clip for "Falling From The Sky," starring José González and an absolutely…
Tom Breihan | April 24, 2015 - 4:22 pm

J. Cole’s New Music Video Is All About Dogs Fucking

"Wet Dreamz," a track from J. Cole's album 2014 Forest Hills Drive, is a story-song about the time Cole lost his virginity. It's pretty gross!
Tom Breihan | April 21, 2015 - 12:22 pm

Caribou – “Our Love” Video

Today, Caribou releases the excellent new emotive dance-music album Our Love, and he's also shared the video for the pulsing, blinking title track. Ryan Staake
Tom Breihan | October 7, 2014 - 10:20 am

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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

This week, I was something like the 75 millionth person to watch Kiesza's "Hideaway" video, and holy hell, that thing is great. I don't know…
Tom Breihan | August 8, 2014 - 3:15 pm

alt-J – “Left Hand Free” Video

British trio alt-J are about to return with their much-awaited sophomore album This Is All Yours, and the first video from the album, the Nabil-directed…
Tom Breihan | August 7, 2014 - 11:21 am

Diplo, Steve Aoki, & Deorro – “Freak” (Feat. Steve Bays) Video (NSFW)

Next month, Diplo will release a new compilation of recent tracks called Random White Dude Be Everywhere. One of those tracks is "Freak," a full-on…
Tom Breihan | June 26, 2014 - 3:18 pm

Major Lazer – “Sweat” Video (Feat. Laidback Luke & Ms. Dynamite)

"Sweat," a pounding collaboration with the Dutch producer Laidback Luke and the British rapper Ms. Dynamite, was one of the increasingly few tracks on Major…
Tom Breihan | November 27, 2013 - 10:53 am

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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Every music video that came out during this apocalyptic, ridiculous week felt like a way to kill a few minutes before either flames consumed the…
Tom Breihan | April 19, 2013 - 12:10 pm
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