Every year music videos get sexier, wilder, more stylish, more ambitious, and frankly, insane. It’s certainly due in part to the fact that the nerds who build cameras and develop video editing technology are constantly making everything look better, but it’s in part because musicians are competitive, and they want to out-do each other.
Below is Part 1 of SlamXHype’s list of the most game-changing music videos of 2013. Lucky you.
Justin Timberlake “Mirrors”
Whoever did the video direction for “Mirrors” — the cuts between old and young characters — deserves some kind of award.
Kanye West “BLKKK SKKKN HEAD
Disclosure “White Noise” feat. AlunaGeorge
Britain’s newest, critically acclaimed EDM-ers, Disclosure, brings you into the secret world of a dancing security guard.
Miley Cyrus “Wrecking Ball”
Beyoncé “Drunk In Love” feat. Jay Z
This is only here because Beyoncé is so attractive.
Bob Dylan “Like A Rolling Stone”
48 years after he dropped the song, Bob Dylan finally offers up a video for “Like A Rolling Stone”: an interactive, TV channel-style romp through the latest of music video possibilities. Also, he had Danny Brown sing the song and eat sandwiches, so that was killer.
Do the whole interactive thing here.
A$AP Ferg “Shabba” feat. A$AP Rocky
A$AP Rocky “Pheonix”
Bodega Bamz “Say Amen” feat. A$AP Ferg
Harlem’s Bodega Bamz and A$AP Ferg’s “Say Amen” captured the new gods X goth X couture thing that all the Downtown NYC Scenesters are rocking.