2013 Proved It: We Are In A Golden Age Of Music Videos by Rob Walker

beyonce_DrunkDo you remember the golden age of the music video? You should, because it’s happening right now.  The first golden age of the music video, of course, took shape on MTV in the 1980s, and its most sensational artifacts were distinctly filmic: Michael Jackson’s epic “Thriller” video, the glossy clips of Duran Duran, the arty productions of Talking Heads, and so on. (Not that every video was quite so ambitious: In those days, simply getting a good, long look at Madonna writhing around was still pretty novel.)  [Read More]