12 Best Music Videos Of 2015
From Drake to Marilyn Manson, here are the best of the best this year.
At present, we're in something of a Golden Age of music videos. There are all kinds of different shorts being made, from aesthetically striking minimalist videos to high-concept, narrative driven short films the variety is absolutely endless. Yet artists are still coming up with ways to surprise fans each year. Of course, with the rise in popularity of the internet, many people thought that music videos would lose their relevancy. Sure, music video channels on television are a lot less popular (there's no need to stick one on at a party when you can literally stream whatever you want from Spotify) but what this prediction didn't account for was the phenomenal popularity of video streaming and video sharing on platforms like YouTube. Music videos are now seen by more people than ever, with videos by music mega-stars like Taylor Swift and Justin Bieber having reached over one billion views (think about that for a second that's one seventh of the world's population). For this reason even more time and money is invested in making them unique, memorable and shareable, which ultimately benefits us, the casual viewer. Over the course of 2015, a ton of amazing music videos were released into the world, from the simple to the vastly complex. Here are the twelve greatest.