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Best Of The Month

Best Music Videos of 2017

"They told me there would be tea." - Mariah Carey, without tea, New Years Eve 2017

2017 was indeed one of those years, with far too many things to lump into the "never again" column to list here. Alas, we kept at it, posting videos of interest (or to disinterest) nearly every day, diligently compiling a Best Of every damn month with approximately 270 clips, and hopefully keeping you reasonably entertained, informed, and/or distracted.

In truth, you should go (re)watch all those Best Music Videos of the Month, but I'm assuming most of you aren't up for the 20+ hour binge that would require. So, here's 60 videos, even though nearly any randomly chosen 60 videos from those Best Of lists could make for some worthwhile viewings. The first 10 or so are pretty much much my Top 10 (or so) of 2017. The rest is organized more by vibe, running through many musical genres, levels of NSFW, good taste, bad taste, no taste, big budgets, small budgets, and whatever other categorical boxes you love.

So, without further mansplaining, here we go...

The Best Music Videos of 2017

Best Music Videos of November 2017

Best Music Videos of May 2017

Best Music Videos Of The Year

Whittling down a year's worth of music videos to a Top 10 is one of my least favorite things, but such are the responsibilities with Video Static.

Here's my Top Ten. And, since I'm allowed to break the rules, I also included 30 more videos worth a watch for one reason or another. (And, I'll remind you that the monthly Best Of list is guaranteed* good viewing.)

2016 Best Videos Of The Year - Top 10

  1. OK Go "The One Moment" (Damian Kulash, dir.)
  2. The Avalanches "The Was" (Chris Hopkins, Al Smithee, dir.)
  3. Jamie XX "Gosh" (Romain Gavras, dir.)
  4. Coldplay "Up & Up" (Vania Heymann and Gal Muggia, dir.)
  5. Michael Kiwanuka "Black Man In A White World" (Hiro Murai, dir.)
  6. Leon Bridges "River" (Miles Jay, dir.)
  7. Stylo G x Jacob Plant "Bike Engine" (Keith Schofield, dir.)
  8. Beyonce "Formation" (Melina Matsoukas, dir.)
  9. The Weeknd "False Alarm [NSFW]" (Ilya Naishuller, dir.)
  10. DJ Shadow f/ Run The Jewels "Nobody Speak" (Sam Pilling, dir.)

2016 Best Videos Continued (in alphaberical order)

And if you want a Playlist of the Best Music Videos of 2016 listed in order of popularity, we got you covered as well!

*not guaranteed