Best Music Videos of 2012

Kanye, Psy, Pussy Riot and more

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Kanye West, 'Mercy'

Sample user comments on YouTube: "This is possibly the worst music video I've ever seen"; "They look like a gay Al Qaeda or something"; "Satanist trash." High praise, but this clip lives up to it. Kanye brings that big-budget conceptual flair, even though it's basically a Stanley Kubrick remake of Michael Jackson's "Bad" video, set in an extremely sexy parking garage. Who would attempt such a thing? Nobody but Kanye.

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