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10 Best Music Videos of 2013

Suits and ties! Wrecking balls! Dinner parties!

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Music videos were banished from MTV eons ago and it might've been the best thing that’s happened to the artform since the golden age of Duran Duran. This year was loaded with excellent, innovative and groundbreaking reasons to go through the inconvenience of hitting "FULL SCREEN" on your laptop – from Justin Timberlake’s simply elegant "Suit & Tie" to Beach House’s lushly, creepily surrealist "Wishes" to Robin Thicke and Miley Cyrus' brazen challenges to workplace safety standards. Even Bob Dylan got in the action. Here are the top ten clips in a very good year for zoning out while rocking out. BY JON DOLAN

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1. Miley Cyrus, “We Can’t Stop”

"It's like a giant, fucked up selfie," director Diane Martel told Rolling Stone about this jawdropping masterpiece of what-the-freaking-freak trash compactor surrealism. "We Can't Stop" was chalk full of images to send your eyes to the burn ward – the French-fried skeleton, the people rolling around in bread, the severed hand in the kitchen bleeding bubblegum blood, the dude eating a money sandwich, the alphabet soup that spelled TWERK, Miley lady-wrestling, Miley sticking a grill on her front teeth, Miley making out with a doll, Miley slapping ass, Miley grinding ass. When we're all 80, we'll still be waking up in the middle of the night sweating buckets and shrieking "DANCING BEARS! DANCING MOTHERFUCKING BEARS!" In other words, a masterpiece for the ages.

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