10 Best Music Videos of 2014

From Taylor Swift's luxurious mansion freakout to OG Maco's low-budget hotel turn-up, the best clips of the year

10. St. Vincent, "Digital Witness"

Directed by Chino Moya
As calm and controlled as St. Vincent herself, the video for "Digital Witness" contains totalitarian-level attention to detail. Director Chino Moya applies his love of claustrophobia-inducing spaces to Annie Clark's pastel world, where (as in most of her songs) an eggshell's layer of beauty hides something anxious and strained. The result is a calmly neurotic clip that's somehow threatening and soothing at the same time. If you're not convinced by St. Vincent's lyrical indictment of internet-driven celebrity obsession, this video makes the case even more forcefully.