Britney Spears Builds on Objectification of Men Trend/Stays Generally Cheesy in “Make Me” Video

Though some might have thought Britney Spears lost her knack for showcasing a bit of cheesy flair when it comes to her music, the pop star returned to a schmaltzy form not seen since the interlude before her cover of “Satisfaction” on Oops…I Did It Again. For the video for …

A Tiger Occasionally Appearing Is the Most Exciting Thing About Lana Del Rey’s “Honeymoon” Video

Just when you thought Honeymoon as an album was buried in honor of Lana Del Rey’s imminent next project/casually unspoken world tour, footage for the complete “Honeymoon” video–formerly just a teaser for the song–goes and gets released. And while the pacing of the video is a standard sort of slow …

A Clockwork Orange & Battleship Potemkin Tinge Jamie xx’s “Gosh” Video

The increased international cachet of Athens-born Romain Gavras, renown for his direction of M.I.A.’s “Born Free” video, only grows larger with the visuals for Jamie xx’s “Gosh.” Opening with an albino sitting in between a legion of others wearing virtual reality masks (it’s all very Alex at the Milk Bar), …

The Unexpected Visual Narrative Of Pet Shop Boys’ “Twenty-something”

Gavin Filipiak’s noir-ish direction of Pet Shop Boys’ latest single from Super, “Twenty-something,” is not the only surprising element about the visual accompaniment to a track that paints the picture, “Twenty-something in the mix/Always that ironic twist.” With Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe themselves excluded from the video, we’re instead …

Garbage’s Latest Single Will Make You Feel Anything But “Empty”

“Why have you never visited these corners of your mind?” Shirley Manson asks herself of the music she wrote for Garbage’s sixth album, Strange Little Birds. The reason? She still needed to “grow some balls.” And grown them she has (not that they weren’t always there–considering her storied history of …

Adele Brings A More Upbeat Slant to Her Go-To Jilted Ex Theme on “Send My Love (To Your New Lover)”

Adele is one of the strongest cases in point of an artist sticking with what she knows best when it comes to a certain musical shtick–though Beyoncé and Taylor Swift are close seconds in this regard. But for Adele, it’s understandable that wanting to continue to rely on such a …