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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It’s not a music video, but the thing I saw this week that left the deepest impression was the introduction to the 2011 CMT Music Awards, a galactically dumb comedy bit that happens to star Taylor Swift, Shania Twain, Kid Rock, and, in a bone-chilling cameo, Donald Trump. I’m a bit worried that Kenny … More »

Fever Ray – “To The Moon And Back” Video

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After teasing us mercilessly all week, the Knife’s Karin Dreijer has finally returned with the first Fever Ray song in eight years. “To The Moon And Back” is a dark but surprisingly accessible synthpop song, if you consider a song featuring lyrics like “First I take you then you take me/ Breath some life … More »