Neon Wet Dreams in Cross-Shaped Forms Pervade The Weeknd’s “Party Monster”

Like some new-fangled version of La Dolce Vita (a somewhat grandiose comparison, to be sure), the video for The Weeknd’s “Party Monster”(directed by the equally diminutively named BRTHR) is all about accenting the simultaneous addiction and aversion to decadence, and all the fleetingly glorious distraction it can provide. Featuring all the …

Released on His 70th Birthday, David Bowie’s No Plan Song, Video & EP Offer More Bittersweetness

As many fans still reel from the palpable loss of David Bowie from the music world, Columbia Records has seen fit to release a posthumous EP entitled No Plan. Featuring four songs recorded during the Blackstar sessions, including “Lazarus,” “No Plan,” “Killing A Little Time” and “When I Met You,” …

More Than Anything, Wham!’s “Last Christmas” Video Is About George Michael Suppressing His Contempt for Everyone

“Last Christmas” is a song that means a lot to many people. It’s right up there with–if not sometimes well above–Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas Is You.” And yes, like the latter’s accompanying video, “Last Christmas,” too, possesses a snowy, winter wonderland motif, albeit instead of George Michael …

Spice Girls Show Necrophiliac Tendencies in “Goodbye” Video, But It’s Great for Christmas Spirit

As we get further and further away from December of 1998, the pain of listening to the Spice Girls’ first single sans Ginger becomes a little easier to bear–and watching the video accompanied with the lyrics a little more rife with perverse meaning. Set in a Meat Loaf “I’d Do …

The Smashing Pumpkins’ “Ava Adore”: An Ideal Song & Video to Celebrate Halloween

As Halloween becomes a more fully recognized holiday, the robustness of the canon of appropriately tailored songs and visuals will only increase. And yet, there is still only one song and music video that truly warms the heart with regard to this supernatural celebration of the ghoulish and the dead: …

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 …