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Top 10 Music Videos of 2013

A lot of great videos this year, but here’s my Top 10:

10. London Grammar - Strong (Dir. Sam Brown)

9. MGMT - Cool Song No. 2 (Dir. Isaiah Seret)

8. Is Tropical - Dancing Anymore (Dir. Megaforce)

7. Joel Compass - Back To Me (Dir. Ian & Cooper)

6. Phoenix - Trying to Be Cool (Dir. CANADA)

5. Biting Elbows - Bad Motherfucker (Dir. Ilya Naishueller)

4. Dizzee Rascal - I Don’t Need A Reason (Dir. Emilie Sornin)

3. Gesaffelstein - Pursuit (Dir. Fleur & Manu)

2. David Guetta ft. Akon, Ne-Yo - “Play Hard” (Dir. Andreas Nilsson)

1. Placebo - “Too Many Friends” (Dir. Saman Kesh)

Best Commissioning Artists: Dizzee Rascal & London Grammar

Best Director: Megaforce

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top 15 music videos of 2012

15. Joey Bada$$ ft. Chuck Strangers “Fromdatomb$” (Dir. David M. Helman)

14. Lushlife “Magnolia” (Dir. Lamar+Nik)

13. PSY “Gangam Style” (Dir. PSY)

12. Grimes “Oblivion” (Dir. Emily Kai Bock)

11. Hey Jane “Spiritualized” (Dir. AG Rojas)

10. Jack White “Sixteen Saltines” (Dir. AG Rojas)

9. Woodkid “Run Boy Run” (Dir. Yoanne Lemoine)

8. Bat for Lashes “Laura” (Dir. Noel Paul/That Go)

7. Diplo “Set It Off” (Dir. Ryan Staake)

6. alt-j “Breezeblocks” (Dir. Ellis Bahl)

5. The Shoes “Time to Dance” (Dir. Daniel Wolfe)

4. 2 Chainz ft. Kanye West “Birthday Song” (Dir. Andreas Nilsson)

3. Justice “New Lands” (Dir. CANADA)

2. Foster the People “Houdini” (Dir. DANIELS)

1. M.I.A. “Bad Girls” (Dir. Romain Gavras)

Honorable Mentions: Lana Del Rey “Ride” (Dir. Anthony Mandler), Electric Guest “This Head I Hold" (Dir. Keith Schofield), Bjӧrk “Mutual Core” (Dir. Andrew Thomas Huang), Flying Lotus “Until the Quiet Comes” (Dir. Joseph Kahlil)

Previous Lists:

Best Videos of 2011

Best Videos of 2010

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the top 10 movies of 2012

10. Cabin in the Woods

9. Jiro Dreams of Sushi

8. Beasts of the Southern Wild

7. The Dark Night Rises

6. Life of Pi

5. Prometheus

4. Holy Motors

3. Django Unchained

2. Argo

1. Zero Dark Thirty

Honorable Mentions: The Master, Moonrise Kingdom, Silver Linings Playbook, The Queen of Versailles, Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry, Lincoln

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"Once you decide on your occupation… you must immerse yourself in your work. You have to fall in love with your work. Never complain about your job. You must dedicate your life to mastering your skill. That’s the secret of success… and is the key to being regarded honorably."

- Jiro Ono, Jiro Dreams of Sushi

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In case you haven’t checked it out yet, here’s my latest video for Cut Copy’s song “Take Me Over.”

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Top 15 Music Videos of 2011

Here’s my personal list of the best videos of 2011. It was a good year. 

1. Manchester Orchestra - “Simple Math” (Dir. DANIELS)

2. Battles - “Ice Cream” (Dir. CANADA)

3. Is Tropical - “The Greeks” (Dir. Megaforce)

4. Tyler The Creator - “Yonkers” (Dir. Wolf Haley)

5. Woodkid - “Iron” (Dir. Yoann Lemoine)

6. The Shoes - “Stay The Same” (Dir. David Wilson)

7. Battles - “My Machines” (Dir. DANIELS)

8. GD&TOP - “Knock it Out” (Dir. ?)

9. Duck Sauce - “Big Bad Wolf” (Dir. Keith Schofield)

10. Jamie Woon - “Lady Luck” (Dir. Vincent Haycock)

11. Swedish House Mafia - “Save the World” (Dir. Jon Watts)

12. Memory Tapes - “Yes I Know” (Dir. Eric Epstein) 

13. Jay-Z and Kanye West - “Otis” (Dir. Spike Jonze)

14. Robyn - “Call Your Girlfriend” (Dir. Max Vitali)

15. Major Lazer - “Original Don” (Dir. Kyle Frere) 

Best Director: DANIELS

Best Commisioning Artist: Battles

Last year: The Best Music Videos of 2010

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