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 50 Best Music Videos Of 2016

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business, technology and office concept - smiling business team with laptop computers and coffee having discussion in officeThe music-video event of 2016 was easily the HBO premiere of Beyoncé’s Lemonade — inarguably one of the best albums of the year, and maybe one of the best movies, too. Lemonade was a leap — an indulgent artistic vision that could’ve easily fallen flat on its face and somehow instead transcended the music-video form, … More »

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

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st82videoYou would’ve never expected Metallica to be the next A-list artist to try out the whole “visual album” thing, but that happened this week. They made their own Ride The Lemonade. And some of the videos are pretty good! With “ManUNKind,” veteran pop-video transgressor Jonas Åkerlund made a nicely gory salute to Scandinavian … More »

PUP – “Sleep In The Heat” Video

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PUP - "Sleep In The Heat" VideoPUP have shared a video for “Sleep In The Heat,” a highlight from their stellar new album, The Dream Is Over. It stars Stranger Things’ Finn Wolfhand as a younger version of vocalist Stefan Babcock, a role he’s reprising from his pre-fame days in the group’s 2014 video for “Guilt Trip.” The video, … More »