M.I.A. - "Bring The Noize" (dir. Ben Newman)
A religious gathering set to a schizophrenic track by my future wife. The editing in this is unreal. Re-watch it to catch those flash cuts.
Thugli - "Run This" (dir. Amos Leblanc + Ohji Inoue)
Psycho thug cops run the streets while influencing a generation that'll take them down. A real gut-check video and sick trap tune from the T.O. boys.
Eminem - "Rap God" (dir. Rich Lee)
Admittedly, I've never been a huge fan of Em, but he absolutely murders this track and Rich Lee does the same for the video. Shoutout to Max Headroom.
Gesaffelstein - "Pursuit" (dir. Fleur & Manu)
I have no idea what in the hell is going on in this video, but I love it. It's got style for weeks. The French electro scene always amazes.
Brodinski ft. Theophilus London - "Gimme Back The Night" (dir. HELMI)
The dude shot an entire video with a camera in his mouth. "A" for effort and for not swallowing that thing.
Miley Cyrus - "We Can't Stop" (dir. Diane Martel)
Every hip hop and pop video with a house party tries to out-do each other. Diane Martel wins by throwing a party on bath salts.
Commander Chris Hadfield - "Space Oddity" (dir. Chris Hadfield)
The coolest astronaut ever made the first music video in space. What else is there to say?
Disclosure - "When a Fire Starts to Burn" (dir. Bo Mirosseni)
A religious experience, for sure. A prime example of a video nailing the vibe of a track and taking ownership of it.
Kanye West - "New Slaves" (dir. by ???)
Yeah, it's not a music video, in the traditional sense, but it's 2013. Traditional media and promotion methods are for people who aren't Kanye West. This was projected on 66 walls around the world and re-defined the video premiere. Also, I love how between verses, he just stares defiantly...