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10 Best Music Videos of 2016

Beyoncé, David Bowie and a dancing robot highlight the year in visuals

Given the type of year that 2016 was, many of the year's music videos deftly and vividly explored hurt, heartbreak and American chaos. There was also one where a young girl and a robot danced at a bus stop. Here are the year's best.

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Beyoncé, ‘Lemonade’

Directors: Kahlil Joseph and Beyoncé Knowles Carter, with Melina Matsoukas, Todd Tourso, Dikayl Rimmasch, Jonas Åkerlund and Mark Romanek

Beyoncé's 65-minute visual album for Lemonade is the most ambitious music video project of the year, and she and her team of collaborators pulled it off perfectly. An exploration of heritage, betrayal and redemption, it burns with ideas about the personal and the political. Do you think anyone else making music right now could have pulled off something like this? Don't play yourself.

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