Warning: the best videos that came out this past month are intense and may trigger strong emotional responses. Whether showing FKA Twigs witnessing an execution in "Video Girl," the rope bondage in Son Lux's "Easy," the funeral in Flying Lotus' "Never Catch Me," or the scenes of violent racism in Mick Jenkins' and Supa BWE's "Treat Me," most of these make strong commentary and have nothing to do with turning up. Maybe it's the cold weather of fall settling in, or maybe there's something about "right now," where more music is collectively able to talk about the difficult topics of death, inequality, and overall suffering in meaningful ways.

Check out The Best Music Videos of the Month, even though there may be more to learn from and contemplate than to enjoy.