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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Thor: Ragnarok has two different battle scenes set to Led Zeppelin’s “Immigrant Song,” and if I could put both of them on this list, I would. Instead, this week’s picks are below. More »

Kali Uchis – “Tyrant” (Feat. Jorja Smith) Video

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The video for the recent single from Kali Uchis featuring Jorja Smith — the it-girl singing on “Get It Together” from Drake’s Much Life — drops today. The colorful video is directed by Helmi and features a wide range of special visual effects. Opening with Uchis cast in a saturated cotton candy-colored twilight, the clip … More »

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

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st82videoLast week was Thanksgiving, and I don’t write this list during Thanksgiving weekend — partly because people aren’t sitting around their computers that Friday, and partly because just about nobody releases good videos that week. Or, in any case, that’s usually the case. But last week, there were actually plenty of good videos, and there … More »