The 20 Best Music Videos Of 2018

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vidsIn the early days of this century, you could still turn on your television and, every so often, catch a music video. It didn’t last. Music videos still exist on television, but niche ventures like the MTV Jams Channel only exist in the shadowy nether reaches of cable subscriptions, and that’s not where music videos … More »

SSION – “At Least The Sky Is Blue” (Feat. Ariel Pink) Video

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Cody Critcheloe is the longtime mastermind between the skewed, idiosyncratic Kansas City DIY pop project SSION. In more recent years, he’s also become one of the greatest, most visionary video directors working. SSION videos always feel like events, and so it’s awesome to see that he’s got a new one out today. This spring, SSION … More »

The 50 Best Music Videos Of 2017

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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 visionaries like Nabil and Hiro Murai have used artists as vehicles for their ideas and approaches. This year, though, it feels like the artists themselves who are driving things, and … More »

SSION – “Comeback” Video

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For years, the Kansas City art-pop project SSION made videos that nobody else on the DIY underground could match. In recent years, the project has been quiet, and mastermind Cody Critcheloe has kept himself busy by making brain-breaking videos for people like Perfume Genius and Grizzly Bear. But now, with a new album … More »

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

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It’s not on this list, but “Hi Bish” — the new video from Bhad Bhabie, née Danielle Bregoli, née “Cash Me Ousside” girl — fucking rules. She sits in the back of a white convertible, which is being pulled by a while horse, which is in turn being led by a leather gimp. More »