The 20 Best Music Videos Of The 2010s

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Best-VideosIn the very early days of this century, people would still sometimes watch music videos on television. MTV’s Total Request Live was in its halcyon era in 2000, and the show wouldn’t be cancelled until 2008. Meanwhile, YouTube debuted in 2005, changing the way everyone experienced the music video. So the 2010s are the first … More »

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

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Mark Romanek is one of the great directors in music-video history. He did Nine Inch Nails’ “Closer” and Beck’s “Devil’s Haircut” and Fiona Apple’s “Criminal” and Jay-Z’s “99 Problems” and Johnny Cash’s “Hurt.” His video for Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off” was seriously problematic in a lot of ways, and also just plain annoying, … 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 »

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

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There’s something beautifully perverse about Father John Misty making such a regular prestigey music video for “Leaving LA,” a song that’s 13 minutes long. It’s a beautifully shot video of an amazing song, but who has 13 minutes for that? Who has the patience to keep staring at this particular YouTube video for that … More »

London On Da Track – “Whatever You On” (Feat. Young Thug, Ty Dolla $ign, Jeremih, & Young Thug) Video

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The great Atlanta rap producer London On Da Track recently teamed up with Nicki Minaj, 21 Savage, and Offset on his single “No Flag,” and now he’s got another all-star track with a completely different lineup of guests. “Whatever You On” is a tingly, half-way-to-R&B party song that features the talents of singers Jeremih … More »

Lil Uzi Vert – “The Way Life Goes (Remix)” Video (Feat. Nicki Minaj)

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Last month, Lil Uzi Vert released a new remix of his Luv Is Rage 2 track “The Way Life Goes” featuring a verse from Nicki Minaj, and today that version of the song has a video to go along with it. In the DAPS-directed vid, Lil Uzi Vert is tied up to a … More »