Published Dec 16, 2013Just when we thought the metaphorical album release train had ground to a halt and remained in the station, the Internet woke up to a surprise album from Beyoncé. Whether that's the last marquee release of the year is anyone's guess, but it's not the only musical goodness that hit the web this past week. Find the notable videos and songs from the last week below, then check out Music/Video if that's not enough for you.
Beyoncé's new self-titled LP is a "visual album," and we've got 30-second snippets of each accompanying video, which are, unsurprisingly, very Beyoncé-centric, featuring the singer in locations from the beach to a minimal black background.
Canadian rap crew Swollen Members continue to rep Beautiful Death Machine with their latest video for "Juggernaut." Click through for a bewildering series of lab experimentation shots, accompanied by the rapid-fire spitting of Prevail with the cockiness of Madchild.
Toronto's embattled mayor gets a Yuletide-themed skewering with EH440's "RIP Rob Ford (Rob Ford Got Run Over By a Reindeer" while one metal fanatic/Christmas lights aficionado delights viewers with his latest Slayer-themed house display.
Lastly, after much teasing, Tokyo Police Club have finally unveiled a taste of their upcoming 2014 album with "Argentina (Parts I, II, III)." The nearly nine-minute, shapeshifting rock epic is accompanied by a lyric video featuring a whole lot of confetti and lots of static-y TV visuals.
If you haven't had your fill just yet, keep checking out our Music/Video section daily for additional musical awesomeness.