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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

Taylor Swift's "...Ready For It?" is a pretty bad video, and it's not even bad in the ways that you would expect a Taylor Swift…
Tom Breihan | October 27, 2017 - 12:36 pm

Straight To Video

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

I have very little doubt that, if I had actually seen it, Grimes' video for her Janelle Monáe collab "Venus Fly" would be on this…
Tom Breihan | February 3, 2017 - 1:23 pm

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Straight To Video

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Taylor Swift's "...Ready For It?" is a pretty bad video, and it's not even bad in the ways that you would expect a Taylor Swift…
Tom Breihan | October 27, 2017 - 12:36 pm

Zola Jesus – “Siphon” Video

Last month, Zola Jesus was in Upstate New York to play a stunning headlining set at the Basilica Sound Festival. (I interviewed her there.) While…
Tom Breihan | October 24, 2017 - 10:18 am

Amber Coffman – “No Coffee” Video

At the end of March, Amber Coffman shared "No Coffee," the second single following "All To Myself" from her debut solo album, City Of No
James Rettig | May 1, 2017 - 10:45 am

Watch Mac DeMarco Cameo As God In My Last Film

Zia Anger is the great director behind music videos from the likes of Jenny Hval, Mitski, Angel Olsen, and Maggie Rogers. Her 2015 short film…
James Rettig | February 3, 2017 - 4:49 pm

Maggie Rogers – “On + Off” Video

The quickly-blowing-up young singer and songwriter Maggie Rogers is a couple of weeks away from releasing her debut EP Now That The Light Is Fading,…
Tom Breihan | February 1, 2017 - 11:15 am

Straight To Video

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

The last two Fridays both fell on holidays, so this column has been on hiatus. And that means we're coming back this week with three…
Tom Breihan | January 6, 2017 - 12:49 pm

Maggie Rogers – “Dog Years” Video

I put Maggie Rogers' folksy electronic pop hit "Alaska" on my list of the year's best pop singles yesterday, and upon further reflection I probably…
Chris DeVille | December 16, 2016 - 9:32 am

Straight To Video

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Personal note to Oneohtrix Point Never: Hey buddy! We haven't met. I'm Tom. I want to talk to you about putting Val Kilmer in your
Tom Breihan | October 21, 2016 - 4:30 pm

Maggie Rogers – “Alaska” Video

Most people first heard of Maggie Rogers by watching a stunned Pharrell compare her singular talent to the Wu-Tang Clan. And when "Alaska," the gorgeous…
Peter Helman | October 18, 2016 - 9:11 am

Jenny Hval – “Conceptual Romance” Video (NSFW)

In about a month, the Swedish experimentalist Jenny Hval will give us her new album "Blood Bitch," and today, she's got a deeply unsettling and…
Tom Breihan | August 31, 2016 - 9:36 am

Julianna Barwick – “Same” (Feat. Mas Ysa) Video

Just last week, Julianna Barwick released her brand new album, Will. We've shared tracks from the record, including "Nebula," and now we have a video…
Zac Gelfand | May 11, 2016 - 2:42 pm

Mitski – “Your Best American Girl” Video

Mitski's powerful "Your Best American Girl" is undoubtedly one of the best songs of the year so far, and now it has an equally great…
James Rettig | April 13, 2016 - 9:07 am

Jenny Hval – “That Battle Is Over” Video

"That Battle Is Over" is the incisive experimentalist Jenny Hval's sad, beautiful song about captialism's total and ultimate triumph over all of us. Its new…
Tom Breihan | May 6, 2015 - 10:27 am
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