I feel bad for any artist unlucky enough to release a video the same week as Kendrick, I really do. He's got an excellent track record for working with super-talented directors - a trend which continued this week with the Colin Tilley-directed video for 'These Walls'. It's 8-ish minutes of staggering brilliance. King Kendrick strikes again.


5. Christine and the Queens - ''Jonathan'' (dir. Héloïse Letissier)


"You're never as strong as when you allow yourself to be the most vulnerable person you can be." It seems Héloïse Letissier is a pretty talented director too.



4. Joanna Newsom - 'Divers' (dir. Paul Thomas Anderson)


It wasn't the video we were expecting, but Paul Thomas Anderson still managed to bring a tear to our eyes with his 'Divers' video.



3. Grimes - 'Flesh Without Blood/Life in the Vivid Dream' (dir. Grimes)


Grimes and her visual costars are dabbed in a tornado of wild colors and Victorian-ware, bleeding out like a tonic of anime and country club culture, while the furiously adoring song pulses onward.



2. - 'Kamikaze' (dir. Truman & Cooper)


"What I really like about this video is that it embraces both those aspects: the party vibe – the friendships and the happiness – but also the darkness, the craziness and the doom," she says of the Truman & Cooper-directed video. "And it's not just the song that has that duality, it's very much who I am." It's the most fun video you'll see this week.



1. Kendrick Lamar - 'These Walls' (dir. Colin Tilley & the Little Homies)


King Kendrick. See above.