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 »

U2 – “You’re The Best Thing About Me” Video

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U2 have shared a new video for “You’re The Best Thing About Me,” one of the singles from their upcoming new album Songs Of Experience. It was directed by Jonas Åkerlund and follows the band as they wander around New York City doing touristy stuff, including taking selfies with fans. It also explains why … More »

Sky Ferreira Cast In Movie About Norwegian Black Metal Scene

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NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 18:  Actress Sky Ferreira attends the "Elvis & Nixon" Premiere during the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival at BMCC John Zuccotti Theater on April 18, 2016 in New York City.  (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Tribeca Film Festival)Sky Ferreira has been cast in Jonas Akerlund’s forthcoming film Lords Of Chaos — starring Rory Culkin and Caleb Landry Jones — which was based on Michael Moynihan and Didrik Soderlind’s book of the same name. The nonfiction work focuses on the murder of Mayhem guitarist Øystein “Euronymous” Aarseth by his peer (and sometimes … More »