A couple of decades ago, all it took was a nice camera and some clean looking backdrops to make a music video that people would want to watch. Now it seems like we've seen it all. There are so many videos being uploaded to YouTube every second that standing out gets harder each year, but that hasn't stopped people from trying.
Somehow, artists and directors keep surprising us. Through wild imagery, fun concepts, and beautiful cinematography, the best music videos of 2014 widen the gap between amateur YouTube clips and pieces of art that enhance the experience of listening to a song. You might not even like some of the songs on this list, but after watching the videos a few times, you'll be tempted to change your mind. Here are the best videos of 2014, so far.