The year of 2013 was a memorable one in the music video world. While many adopted the shock and awe freedoms permitted by the internet, others exercised their creativity through the medium. Music videos are here to stay, and we can prove it through the 25 best of 2013:
25. Justin Timberlake - "Suit and Tie"
It's directed by David Fincher and features JT's literal slide back into the musical limelight.
24. Rhye - "Open"
Before surprising masses of crowds during festival season with the male singer mind-blow, Rhye caught attention with this lovey-dovey tune and its romantic music vid.
23. Father John Misty - "I'm Writing a Novel"
Father John Misty is modern folk's anti-hero and quite possibly its cool savior. "I'm Writing a Novel" off his debut Fear Fun gives us a glimpse into the maniac's mind with real-life footage.
Our favorite Mississippi duo Water Liars pair their ominous blues tune with the visual of a very talented dancer. It presents us with an entirely different view of a pole dance routine; one that could never be viewed when accompanied by the Motley Crue norm.
The final video from Mumford and Sons before their hiatus doesn't even feature a single band member. Instead, the video stars Ed Helms, Jason Sudeikis, Jason Bateman, and Will Forte, who over-embellish every criticism of the band.