Deafheaven Ordinary Corrupt Human Love

The chameleonic death metal group want to make something meaningful, magical even, on Ordinary Corrupt Human Love. It is, like most of their polarizing body of work, equal parts off-putting and fiercely inclusive.

Juan Edgardo Rodríguez reviews...

Florence and the Machine High As Hope

Florence and the Machine's uneven fourth album proves that hope is really what kills you.

Matthew Smith reviews...

Nine Inch Nails Bad Witch

In Nine Inch Nails' most experimental album yet, Trent Reznor looks for and fails to find easy answers to complicated questions. But the journey leads him down a rabbit hole of industrial clang, trip-hop percussions and Bowie-like jazz breakdowns.

Joe Marvilli follows Trent Reznor's search for answers...

Kamasi Washington Heaven and Earth

After creating such a warranted stir with his first album, Kamasi Washington shows no sign of second album jitters, unleashing a double-headed beast of a record.

Tom Parmiter reviews...


Quick Takes (May/June 2018)

Quick Takes is back! Juan Edgardo Rodríguez tackles it solo this time, though he brought Peter Quinton on board to help out with some of his hearty recommendations. This month's selections include Iceage, Jay Rock, Ryley Walker, The Sea and Cake and more.

Let Iceage take you there...

Quick Takes (April 2018)

In our ongoing Quick Takes feature, writers Juan Edgardo Rodríguez and Carl Purvis once again revisit a handful of albums that caught their attention during the past month. This month's selections include Unknown Mortal Orchestra, A Perfect Circle, Hop Along, Speedy Ortiz and more.

Take a ride with Speedy Ortiz...


The films of 2017

With 2017 behind us, No Ripcord's Film and TV contributors look back on the year in film. 

Find out their picks...


20th Century Women (Mike Mills)

Strengthened by a sophisticated autobiographical screenplay, the film's poignant and warmly amusing scenes capture an enriching spectrum of resilient personalities in 1979 Santa Barbara, CA.

Grant Phipps regards...