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10 Music Videos That Glamorize Drug Use [NSFW]

Watching the video for “Synchronize,” Discodeine’s new collaboration with Jarvis Cocker, we couldn’t help but be taken with its darkly beautiful, drug-laced imagery. And it occurred to us that, despite the undeniable synergy between drug-taking and music-making, we actually don’t see too many controlled substances in music videos — perhaps because that shit is bound to get you banned from TV, not to mention condemned as a horrible influence. Now, we certainly don’t endorse (or even, in all cases, understand) the behavior in the clips below, but we can’t deny that they do make drugs look awfully glamorous.

Discodeine feat. Jarvis Cocker — “Synchronize”

A creepy but glamorous video for a creepy but glamorous song. Cocker, who’s written his share of drug songs (see “Sorted for E’s and Whizz,” “Cocaine Socialism”) drifts around a darkened hotel room while pretty young things smoke, suck up powder from each other’s necklaces, make out with liquor in their mouths, and stick themselves with crude-looking needles. Is heroin chic back?

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