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7 Of The Best Music Videos

Plenty of people make music videos. And some of them make us go wow, just a little. Sometimes even a lot. Here are seven of those sometimes…

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clipping. – ‘Work Work’

The Sub Pop-signed trio’s ‘CLPPNG’ album was unlucky not to feature in our 7 Of The Best: Albums Of 2014 So Far. This striking, beautiful, shattering video for ‘Work Work’ ensures their place here, though.

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Katy Perry – ‘Dark Horse’

So bright you need blinds on your retinas. The blues, the golds, the pinks, ‘Dark Horse’ is a video that makes maximum use of HD potential, as much an eye-worm as it is a catchy pop tune.

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Yung Jake – Look’

Complete opposite end of the budget spectrum after the above, but just as can’t-look-away of impression. That’s one smart phone.

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The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart – ‘Until The Sun Explodes’

Pure Saturday morning cartoon vibes – so much so we’re sure the cast of Ulysses 31 is going to gatecrash this crew’s party times at any moment and spill misery on the cake. Rather them than Jem, mind.

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Young Fathers – ‘Get Up’

Another act with a phenomenal 2014 LP already to their name – ‘Dead’ came out through Big Dada in January – SAY Award winners Young Fathers focus their live performances on pure, astounding physicality. And ‘Get Up’ captures this quite brilliantly, beside a distressed narrative. See the eyes. You don’t doubt these guys.

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Hawk House – ‘Chill Pill (Experiment 2)’

In, out, in, out – slow-bump it all about. London’s rising rap trio – one of the hits of this year’s Great Escape in Brighton – set their meditative beats to a gently mesmerising monochromatic visual akin to something you might expect accompanying a single from The xx. Smooth.

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St Vincent – ‘Digital Witness’

Just as intoxicating on the eyes as Perry’s ‘Dark Horse’, but painted in more pastel shades. Plus, we’re pretty sure Annie Clark feasts on everyone’s brains once the cameras stop rolling. Look at her in the corner, all ashamed.

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Naturally, there should be some honourable mentions here. But that’d ruin the whole 7 Of The Best thing. More articles like this, focusing on the best that 2014 has had to offer so far, here.  

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