José González Vestiges & Claws

The Swedish singer/songwriter returns with his first solo effort in eight years. 

Juan Edgardo Rodríguez reviews...

Torche Restarter

Though Torche still remain one of the most vital purveyors of stoner pop around, their latest can feel much heavier on the stoner aspect and lacking on the pop that made them unique.

Peter Quinton reviews...

Quarterbacks Quarterbacks

Blazing through 19 scrappy, catchy songs in a little over 20 minutes, Quarterbacks might be the most hyper and diffuse twee-punk album ever made. It's also one of the most heartfelt and addicting.

Peter Quinton reviews...

Mark Ronson Uptown Special

After the biggest hit of his career, there's more pressure than ever on Mark Ronson to deliver.

Joe Rivers is smoother than a fresh jar of Skippy...


A Modern Return: Idlewild Interviewed

Scottish mainstays Idlewild return after a five year hiatus with their latest Everything Ever Written. In this exclusive interview with No Ripcord, we discuss what lead the band to revitalize the Idlewild name, treading a thin line between nostalgia and novelty, and how they see themselves after a significant hiatus.

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No Ripcord's Guide to 2014

2015 is nearly upon us, but before it gets here, let's recap on the year that was.

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Home Cinema – February 2015

There’s plenty of variety in this month’s home cinema releases, as we take a look at vintage 1930’s Hitchcock, an elusive documentary masterpiece, and an unsettling 1970’s horror.

Kai Lancaster reviews


Inherent Vice (Paul Thomas Anderson)

Dismissing some of the tangential psychedelia from Pynchon's anti-noir novel, P.T. Anderson transmutes a comparably sprawling version to the screen with a few of his own memorable revisions, including omniscient narrator Sortilège, for this hyperbolic portrait of 1970 LA.

Grant Phipps reads and so forth...