So after our pick of the best videos under the headings of Animation, Narrative, Comedy and Performance, now here's our ultimate list of the best of the best, the absolute bangers... our …
Best Music Videos of 2016: Narrative
In keeping with the year itself, narrative videos went harder than ever before in 2016. Our pick of the best narrative videos of the year includes some of the most harrowing and brutal films made to accompany music this year. And, like Mykki Blanco's Highschool Never Ends (above), they also made some of the most rewarding viewing.
Narrative is also a broad church, of course - but as we have a comedy playist, nothing here is particularly in that vein. There is heartfelt emotion, bizarre flights of imagination, great acting performances - and just good old-fashioned storytelling.
I'm sure there's loads we've missed (feel free to point out those we have). Suffice to say, there is some very good work here.
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From straight documentary to surreal flights of fancy, narrative is the backbone of so many type of music videos. And this year has seen a rich vein of storytelling in music videos.
Taz Tron Delix has set down a marker with his tremendous video for Kojey Radical's 25.
Manchester emo powerpop outfit Hot Milk's Take Your Jacket is about telling someone to GTFO your life... but with a smile.
Ed Hobson shot and directed this video for London band Hey Gigantic, about taking control of your life.
On Monday, March 18th, Karen O and Danger Mouse performed their new single Woman on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, and made history - all thanks to Spike Jonze.
A heady monochrome tale of romance set against a misty London backdrop, with a dark twist in the tale.
London-based director Luis Hindman has done an impressive job here for Ferreck Dawn & Robosonic's club banger In My Arms.