More From Best Music Videos Of 2016

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Bonobo, 'Kerala'

A series of repetitive cuts creates anxiety that serves a purpose: It forces you to pay attention.

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Beyoncé, 'Lemonade'

This short film is the most personal and revealing piece of work Beyoncé's ever created, but what gives it its lasting effect is the beautiful imagery and symbolism throughout.

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Jamie xx, 'Gosh'

Shot without any CGI or 3D effects, this video deserves recognition for its sheer scale.

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Kendrick Lamar, 'God Is Gangsta'

The two-part video for "u" and "For Sale?" tackles issues of race and mental health, as well as the contradictions Lamar faces as a result of his own success.

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Michael Kiwanuka, 'Black Man In A White World'

In an age when subtlety is a luxury, this Hiro Murai video presents a simple message with a lasting effect.

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Baauer, 'Day Ones (Feat. Novelist & Leikeli47)'

Revolutionary War soldiers battle it out in the parking lot of a deserted shopping mall as Novelist and Leikeli47 spit aggressive verses.

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Kaytranada, 'Lite Spots'

This feel-good video follows a day in the life of Kaytranada and a robot friend he builds in his garage.

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Francis And The Lights, 'Friends (Feat. Bon Iver & Kanye West)'

This dance routine isn't perfectly synchronized or well-rehearsed, but that's the beauty of it.

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Get Lost In Carolina Eyck's Ethereal Garden

A magical landscape, the sounds of a slithery theremin and one elastic dancer offer an oasis of tranquility in a hectic world.