Here's our favourite funniest videos of the year - and also some comedy that was not necessarily hilarious, but used satire to create a seismic cultural reaction. We're talking Childish …
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.
Music videos turn pop stars into icons, and this year was no exception. Here are our favourites this year when it's been all about the performance.
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 …
Our fourth and final list of the videos of the year deals with the artists who have used music videos to light up 2019.
A young martial artist travels to the big city to retrieve the head of a sacred statue, in Swim …
Thora Hilmars rouses the world back to life in her stunning video for Of Monsters and Men.
Saynave is interviewing for a life partner in Alex Reinhard's video for Resume.
Global direct a new video for Squeezie, one of France's biggest YouTubers, and simultaneously …
Director duo Bedroom direct a high-stakes anime thriller for Raissa.
Oscar Hudson is back, directing a fever dream wrapped in a music video for Slowthai.