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Best Of The Month

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

Best Music Videos of August 2016

I do hate when the best video of the month is behind a Pay Wall and can't be on the YouTube playlist, but it's something we'll likely need to get used to. Otherwise, well played, everyone.

The Best Music Videos of August 2016 

Best Music Videos of June 2016

Was it just me or were there way too many great videos this month? Or is such a thing possible?

I guess that's my way of apologizing if your greatness isn't on this list. (Although in the case of Kanye "Famous" it's purely because it's behind that TIDAL paywall)

The Best Music Videos of June 2016

Best Music Videos of May 2016

This should keep you busy for a while, yes?

The Best Music Videos of May 2016

Best Music Videos of April 2016

Best Music Videos of 2015

I tend to put the Best of the Year list off to the last minute. Partially because I'm still traumatized by Beyonce releasing all those videos for her visual album at the end of of 2013, but mostly because music videos are like everything else these days: There's the top 1% in budget and impact — the videos that everyone has surely seen and will remember, aka the SNL worthy videos like Taylor Switft "Bad Blood" and Adele "Hello" — and then there's a practically endless list of other work in an alternate universe of unlimited niches. 

In truth you should just look at all the Best Of The Month lists of the past year and, depending on whether you're in the mood for big and bombastic, clever and cunning, or methodical and moody, you can pluck out the videos that perfectly strike your fancy. Shit. I bet if you randomly pick 25 videos from that group, you'd wind up with a perfectly fine list.

These are the 25 Best Music Videos of 2015. May it keep you busy through the New Year.

Best Music Videos of 2015