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TIME Magazine: The 30 All-TIME Best Music Videos

The 2000s:
* D'Angelo, "Untitled (How Does It Feel?)" (2000)
* Fatboy Slim, "Weapon of Choice" (2001)
* Johnny Cash, "Hurt" (2003)
* The White Stripes, "The Hardest Button to Button" (2004)
* OK Go, "Here It Goes Again" (2006)
* Gnarls Barkley, "Going On" (2008)
* Beyoncé, "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)" (2008)
* Lady Gaga, "Bad Romance" (2009)
* Kanye West, "Runaway" (2010)
* Arcade Fire, "We Used to Wait/The Wilderness Downtown" (2010)

Now that music videos are primarily watched online, artists find themselves freed from the constraints of the traditional 3-minute short. The past year has seen the debut of the personalized, interactive music video and the return of mini-movies that are much longer than the songs they accompany. The best example of this is Kanye West's "Runaway," a 35-minute film written and directed by Kany, set not just to one song from My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy but to (almost) the entire album. The plot - Kanye West falls in love with a supermodel/Phoenix and tries to assimilate her into the human world only to learn that she can't stay with him because, well, she's a Phoenix - is told through a series of visually stunning setpieces that, in a more traditional world, would probably serve as standalone videos for their accompanying songs. The scenes are connected with occasionally comedic interludes (in one scene, Kanye takes the Phoenix to a dinner party and is asked by another guest, "Your girlfriend is very beautiful...do you know she's a bird?"). In that sense, "Runaway" is a visual representation of Kanye West's music career: often artistic and beautiful, but sometimes incredibly silly.

GQ's Most 30 Stylish Music Videos

Not many new music videos made it either :kanyeshrug:

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ecabney said:
tbh. only Ye stans gave MBDTF perfect marks across the board smh
MBDTF is a perfect album :sarc2:
it deserves the acclaim from fans and from the media

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Re-Ups said:
smh no, kanyetothe is the only place that has praised MBDTF highly ok?
wasnt it the best received album by critics since outkasts stankonia which came out like 11 years ago?
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