Our most-anticipated albums of 2018 (that we know of)

With confirmed releases from the likes of Tune-Yards, Lucy Dacus, and Superchunk—plus expected new albums from My Bloody Valentine, Kanye West, Vampire Weekend, and more—2018 is already shaping up to be another strong year for music. Here are the albums we most look forward to hearing this year (or, at least, that we…

My hey, hey my: 28 albums with distinctly different versions of the same song

It’s not super obvious that two songs from The Stone Roses’ classic 1989 self-titled debut, “Waterfall” and “Don’t Stop,” are related. It’s tough to put a finger on it until you realize that “Don’t Stop” is actually most of “Waterfall” run backwards, with new lyrics on top—once you realize it, you can’t un-hear it. It…

What pop culture creator will you always follow?

Welcome back to AVQ&A, where we throw out a question for discussion among the staff and readers. Consider this a prompt to compare notes on your interface with pop culture, to reveal your embarrassing tastes and experiences, and to ponder how our diverse lives all led us to convene here together. Got a question you’d


Double threats: 15 movies featuring cameos from indie rockers

1. Dean Wareham, Frances Ha (2012)
Dean Wareham has had a long career in music, with Galaxie 500, Luna, and Dean & Britta, but his acting career basically begins and end with director Noah Baumbach. Wareham provided music for Baumbach’s feature debut, Kicking And Screaming, then made a brief appearance in Mr. Jealousy.…