Top 10 Music Videos of 2016

10. Lana Del Rey, “Freak”

In which Lana Del Rey and Father John Misty drop acid and swim with mermaids. Don’t say you’re not intrigued.

9. Grimes, “Kill V. Maim”

Taken from her excellent 2015 LP Art Angels, this video perfectly captures the star’s latest era.

8. Angel Olsen, “Shut Up Kiss Me”

Best wig game of 2016, hands down. Sorry, Sia.

7. Jamie xx, “Gosh”

An utterly breathtaking work of art.

6. Radiohead, “Daydreaming”

Not as thrilling as watching him dance, but Paul Thomas Anderson and Thom Yorke make a phenomenal pair.

5. Kanye West, “Fade”

Two words: Teyana Taylor.

4. Mitski, “Happy”

Either this or “Your Best American Girl” would do, but absolutely love the entire aesthetic of this one.

3. DJ Shadow (feat. Run The Jewels), “Nobody Speak”

A sure-fire #1 any other year. The perfect distillation of the American political discourse in 2016.

2. Beyoncé, “Formation”

An artist at the peak of her powers flexing her muscle, and making a major statement.

1. David Bowie, “Lazarus”

The Starman’s final video, a perfect, heart wrenching end to one of our culture’s greatest artistic careers. This one will linger long after he crawls back inside the armoire.

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