Ten Best Music Videos of 2016

This was a pretty great year in music, and while the output in music video was not totally 100, these ten (plus) rose above.


Beyoncé - Formation by Melina Matsoukas

I can't compete with Beyoncé: Make sure you see the GRAMMY-nominated Lemonade and this, its best(?) vid.

BLACKPINK - Boombayah by Seo Hyun Seung

BLACKPINK burst onto the scene with Boombayah and Whistle, and they seem ready to slay 2017.

DJ Shadow ft. Run the Jewels - Nobody Speak by Sam Pilling

I'm sure Nobody Speak will look quaint in 2017, what with #HitlerJr in ascendance.

Jamie xx - Gosh (v2) by Romain Gavras

Another GRAMMY nominee, Gosh sees Paris come alive in a Chinese province, in a video that proves Gavras may (may) be the next big director to come from mv.

Lil Yachty ft. Quavo, Skippa da Flippa - Minnesota by RJ Sanchez, Brendan Vaughan

Lil Yachty, Quavo, and Skippa da Flippa riot in an ice rink in this iconic clip.

Lucius - Something About You by Mimi Cave

A little bit Talking Heads, and very cool, Mimi Cave's video for Lucius kept me going for half of 2016.

Mr. Oizo - All Wet by Quentin Dupieux

One of the few clips to ref the ascendant #HitlerInTraining, and keep you pretty, uh, stoked besides.

OK Go - The One Moment by Damian Kulash

Still inspirational, OK Go make another pretty brilliant clip (one of two) for 2016.

Solange - Cranes in the Sky, Don't Touch My Hair by Alan Ferguson, Solange

Solange shows that she has what it takes to take over music video in these two clips from her album A Seat at the Table.

Kanye West - Fade by Eli Linnetz

Fade is futher proof that Kanye has a (mostly) winning hand, here.