The Best Music Videos Of 2012

MTV may have decapitated the music video fan, but thanks to YouTube and NSFW personas, they’re still prominent with their own ingenious makeups. Action Bronson and Das Racist hid rap music behind crushing forms of humour, noisemakers Cloud Nothings and Killer Mike added confusion to creatively gutting scenarios and even some of hip hop’s biggest names reassured us it’s okay to have more swag than a flu-ridden Michael Jordan in the NBA Finals. For your viewing pleasure, here are our 30 favourite videos from 2012 that put an axe right through corporate media.

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Action Bronson: “The Symbol” | Directed by Rik Cordero
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Arctic Monkeys: “R U Mine?” | Directed by Focus Creeps
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Ben Folds Five: “Do It Anyway” | Directed by Phil Hodges
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Black Moth Super Rainbow: “Windshield Smasher” | Directed by Bo Mirosseni
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Chairlift: “Met Before” | Directed by Jordan Fish
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Cloud Nothings: “No Future / No Past” | Directed by John Ryan Manning
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Danny Brown: “Grown Up” | Directed by Greg Brunkalla
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Das Racist: “Girls” | Directed by Aristotle Athiras
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Death Grips: “Double Helix” | Directed by Death Grips
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Diplo: “Express Yourself” | Directed by @LILINTERNET
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