Why waste time watching a full-length early 2000s music video when you could watch the gif version?

How Well Do You Know Your Classic* Music Videos?

November 09, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Let’s face it: We millennials have the attention span of a goldfish. We’re not interested in anything that takes longer than 5 seconds to do [insert sex joke here], so why waste time watching a full-length music video when you could watch the gif version?

Adele's new single "Hello" is the same old same old, which is apparently what a lot of people want to hear.

Review: Adele’s like “Hey, what’s up? Hello.”

November 04, 2015 / by / 1 Comment

#1 Review in America is our regular recap of what’s happening at the top of the charts. This week we’re checkin in on Adele, who’s single “Hello” officially debuted at #1 last Tuesday. 


A Line-by-Line Analysis of “Hotline Bling” by Drake

November 01, 2015 / by / 7 Comments

Drake has graced the world with a new single, “Hotline Bling.” Unfortunately though, the song’s ridiculous music video has dominated the conversation — with countless gifs of Drake dancing poorly by himself flooding the Internet. National Ave is here to change that.


Father John Misty in Concert: A Lesson in Gyrating and Poor Audience Etiquette

October 19, 2015 / by / 8 Comments

With bravado like Mick Jagger and an appearance like a strange hybrid of Jethro Tull, Johnny Cash, and Liberace – Father John Misty is an immediately-recognizable and captivating performer. His October 17th show at The Wiltern showed him at his best, and some of his fans at their worst.

Ryan Adams' song-for-song cover album of Taylor Swift's '1989' is just about what you'd expect, which is pretty great.

Ryan Adams’ ‘1989’ is exactly what we wanted it to be

September 23, 2015 / by / 2 Comments

Turns out both Taylor Swift and Ryan Adams are liars.


Electoral College Dropout: Speculating Kanye’s Cabinet Appointments in 2020

September 09, 2015 / by / 1 Comment

December, 2020 — It’s been approximately one month since the nation chose to elect the presidential ticket of Kanye West and Dalai Lama

Making sense of The Boss' masterpiece, 40 years later

On Born to Run’s 40th Anniversary

August 26, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

As a 22-year-old person, no 40th anniversary means a damn thing to me (including this one, by the way). They just don’t register.

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Unreleased Tracks from the Sufjan Stevens Album ‘Illinois’

August 05, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

“Springfield” (Part I:  I guess we’re picking the City with the Most Generic Name as our Capital – Part II: Let’s Throw Some Abraham Lincoln Stuff in Here to make it Worthwhile for School Field Trips)


Alessia Cara’s “Here” Is the Summer Anthem for People Who Hate Summer Anthems

July 19, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Introverts rejoice – your summer jam has arrived! “Here,” the debut single from 18-year-old songstress Alessia Cara, is a smooth and infectiously catchy anthem for the wallflowers of the world.


A Line-By-Line Analysis of “Can’t Feel My Face” by The Weeknd

July 14, 2015 / by / 1 Comment

The Weeknd has officially made himself the frontrunner to win Song of The Summer honors with his latest single, “Can’t Feel My Face.”