Just when you thought MTV had completely turned its back on music videos, the MTV Music Web site (www.mtvmusic.com) proves that the network hasn’t completely forgotten its roots.

From classic videos from the 1980s to today’s hit songs, MTV Music features a deep music video database. You can find videos from one-hit wonders like The Buggles (“Video Killed The Radio Star”) or established bands such as U2.

In addition to music videos, MTV Music also features interview and performance clips that previously appeared on MTV or its sister networks, VH1 and CMT.

MTV Music also functions as an online community, allowing members to rate and comment on videos as well as compile their favorites into playlists.

There are also other niceties MTV has added to the site. On the artist profile pages, you’ll find a list of similar performers making it easier to discover new music. You can also search videos by director (for true music video connoisseurs).

Also, the site has gathered all the songs featured in the “Rock Band” video game into a set list that will appeal to the casual gamer.

The music videos don’t quite match the high-definition quality found on the Plugged In music video site (www.pluggedin.com) but are definitely better than what you’ll find on YouTube. While the MTV Music’s video library is deep it is by no means comprehensive. Fortunately, new videos are uploaded regularly.

While the MTV television network may have shunned music videos in favor of vapid reality shows, the tunes play on at MTV Music.