Top Music Videos Of The Week - February 13-19
Fri, 19 Feb 2016 13:39:44
A week's worth of music videos have flashed across our screens, leaving us with some unforgettable images and sounds. Aesop Rock gave us a peek inside his head in "Rings." Gwen Stefani made the first music video to be created live on television with "Make Me Like You," and did it at The GRAMMYs nonetheless. FKA Twigs got all covered up in "Good To Love."
Most importantly, Hozier premiered "Cherry Wine," whose proceeds from the downloaded single all go to domestic abuse charities worldwide.
A variety of smaller artists also put out some intriguing videos. Protomartyr dropped the video for "Dope Cloud" from director Lance Bangs. Baauer gave us "Day Ones" [ft. Novelist & Leikeli47]. And Bonnie "Prince" Billy and Bitchin' Bajas unveiled the psychedelic "Your Hard Work Is About to Pay Off, Keep On Keeping On."
Here are our favorites:
Animal Collective - "Golden Gal" - Painting With - Directed by Celeste Potter
Speaking of psychedelia, leave it to Animal Collective to create some of the most visually stunning videos out there. There new album Painting With is out today, and we've got a quote gallery to celebrate it.
Eleanor Friedberger - "Because I Asked You" - New View
Ever since Eleanor Friedberger began releasing music on her own, we've been hooked - not that we didn't also have a soft spot for The Fiery Furnaces. However, on her own she's become more tangible, and we feel as if we've gotten to know the real Eleanor. This couldn't be more true through the television lense from which we see her in her newest video.
Blackalicious - "On Fire Tonight" - Imani Vol. 1 - Directed by James Connelly
It's been a decade since Blackalicious has released a single, but if they are all as emotionally charged and visceral as "On Fire Tonight," we won't be able to wait this long for another.
—The ARTISTdirect Staff
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