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The Year in NSFW Music Videos

The decline of MTV and the rise of the Internet means that artists making music videos these days have far more creative freedom than they ever did in the past, and for the last couple of years at Flavorwire, we’ve looked at some of the videos that have pushed the envelope in the 12 months gone by, for better or worse. This has been a particularly good year for videos, and foremost amongst the year’s best have been some that are most definitely not safe for work. So, again, here’s an examination of how videos that are raunchy, terrifying, and/or plain old strange have featured in 2013.

Oneohtrix Point Never — “Still Life (Betamale)”

Surely the most fascinating video of the year, as well as one of the most disturbing, this examines the lives of the denizens of various tenebrous corners of the Internet, contrasting their virtual environments with the spaces they inhabit in the “real” world. As you’ll see when you hit “play,” neither are particularly pleasant.