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 »

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 »

Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile – “Continental Breakfast” Video

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In a few weeks, the shambling master songwriters Kurt Vile and Courtney Barnett will release their new collaborative album Lotta Sea Lice. And after dropping a video for lead single “Over Everything,” they’ve just shared another clip for a new one called “Continental Breakfast.” The song is an unrushed, unforced stunner, a twinkly … More »

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

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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 the show in the ratings, proving conclusively that people care more about zombie ice dragons than they do about music videos. (I am among those people. I watched Game Of … More »