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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st82videoThe Donald Trump bus tape feels like it’s been with us for years. It hasn’t. It came out a week ago today. And in the wake of that bizarre, upsetting turn, things like music videos matter less than videos like this one, of a Trump-surrogate lady attempting to excuse the shit her candidate is … More »

The Weeknd – “False Alarm” Video

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The Weeknd - False Alarm videoA couple of weeks ago, in the video for his Daft Punk collab “Starboy,” the Weeknd killed the 2015 version of himself. And now, in the new video for the tense follow-up single “False Alarm,” he does a whole lot more killing. The video is shot from the first person, and it’s a … More »