August has been an emotionally draining month in music videos. That's mostly thanks to Frank Ocean, who ended four years of silence with an experimental video stream. The floodgates really opened, however, with Frank's video for "Nikes," the only song off Blonde to receive the visual treatment. Run The Jewels, meanwhile, had some fun at the expense of the American political trash fire—they guested on DJ Shadow's "Nobody Speak" and stuffed their lyrics into politicians' mouths.
In between, we were treated to an antebellum drama from Mick Jenkins, another great visual from clipping., and more psychedelic animation than we knew what to do with. Here are August's best music videos.