2018 was another great year for music videos. Here are my favourites from the past 12 months (In alphabetical order)
Anderson Paak – Bubblin
A funny, well directed video set to the stand-out track from Anderson’s ‘Oxnard’ album shows what could happen if you find a broken cash machine.
Ariana Grande – God Is A Woman
Ariana’s ‘Sweetener’ was one of the best pop albums of the year, and the video for ‘God Is A Woman’ is one of the most visually stunning of the year.
Ariana Grande – No Tears Left To Cry
The video for ‘No Tears’ encapsulates the carefree message of the song perfectly, and helped to set the mood for Ariana’s comeback.
A$AP Rocky – A$AP Forever
The video for A$AP Forever is full of simple, but effective visual effects that pair with the Moby sampling track perfectly.
Billie Eilish – When The Party’s Over
Another example of simple but effective is this video for Billie Eilish’s ‘When the Party’s Over’ – with the black goop providing stunning imagery.
Blossoms – There’s A Reason Why (I Never Returned Your Calls)
The Stockport lads bring ‘A Hard Day’s Night’ esque antics to Japan in this video, and crack out some great dance moves along the way.
Charli XCX & Troye Sivan – 1999
Charli and Troye take it back in this funny 90’s homage backed with one of the catchiest pop tracks of the year.
Childish Gambino – This Is America
One of the most instantly iconic videos of the year, ‘This is America’ is Donald Glover at his best.
Christine and The Queens – Girlfriend
Christine is back with this slick, well directed video with an effortless looking dance routine.
Father John Misty – Mr.Tillman
Mr.Tillman himself stars in this surreal, hilarious video for the best track from his latest album.
Gorillaz – Humility
A fun, summery video starring Jack Black perfectly fits the happy, inspirational ‘Humility’.
The Internet – Roll (Burbank Funk)
A simple, but well shot, smooth and groovy video for ‘Roll (Burbank Funk) fits it perfectly.
Janelle Monae – Make Me Feel
One of the best videos by a mile this year, Janelle at her best is bursting with creativity and talent.
Kali Uchis – After The Storm ft. Tyler, The Creator
A brilliantly creative, bizarre video starring Kali and Tyler makes the great ‘After The Storm’ even more memorable.
Kero Kero Bonito – Only Acting
Kero Kero Bonito usually have really creative videos, and this is no different, with its home video quality adding to the concept.
Little Simz – Offence
This snappy, nicely shot video for ‘Offence’ really captures Simz’ personality, and fits the song perfectly.
The Orielles – Blue Suitcase (Disco Wrist)
Northern Soul dancing aplenty in the video to one of the Grooviest tracks of the year™
Panic! At The Disco – High Hopes
Brendon Urie walks up a Skyscraper.
Troye Sivan – Dance To This ft. Ariana Grande
Troye and Ariana bring great outfits and show off their chemistry to this simple but lovely video.
Twenty One Pilots – Jumpsuit
A song as dramatic and tense as Jumpsuit already sounded like it was should a movie, and this video brings that level of production to it.
Tyler, The Creator ft. Kali Uchis – See You Again
Tyler and Kali strike again with a visually stunning video for ‘See You Again’.
The 1975- It’s Not Living (If It’s Not With You)
This is basically Matty starring in a short film, and shows just how creative the 1975 are being at the moment.