2. M.I.A. - “Double Bubble Trouble”
M.I.A. has always managed to blur the lines between pop and politics, whether in her songs, in her videos, or in her actions, and this music video is the clearest example of that yet. It is full of GIFable, Tumblr-ready imagery (bright clothing, twins, an awesome grill, colorful weapons), but throughout there are references to some of today's most politically controversial subjects, specifically 3D printed weapons and the drones that appear on the posters and flying in the sky.
The video can be taken quite simply, as a visually impressive directorial debut from M.I.A., but really, there is so much more going on here.—Constant Gardner