HEALTH Death Magic

The Los Angeles noise makers return with their first full-length in six years, a more accessible offering in which they make themselves more vulnerable by approaching feeling with a more synthetic bent.

Juan Edgardo Rodríguez revews...

Titus Andronicus The Most Lamentable Tragedy

With their fourth album, The Most Lamentable Tragedy, Titus Andronicus stretches that style to its limits, a 93-minute, 29-song rock opera chronicling its narrator’s struggle with mental illness.

Brad Hanford reviews...

Miguel Wildheart

The LA vocalist refuses to take the easy way out on his first record for three years.

Joe Rivers reviews...

Tame Impala Currents

Currents is the epitome of Kevin Parker’s ability to render a serenely beautiful image over a much darker proposition, and a celebration of his incredible prowess in a recording studio. The paranoia, withdrawal and isolation that until now have been the cornerstones of Tame Impala's sound take a back seat, with Parker sculpting over a canvas more suited to his current psyche.

Carl Purvis is in awe...


Second Chance Selection: January-June 2015

What happens to those albums that we love that never make it onto the No Ripcord review pages for whatever reason? Here are the albums from the first half of 2015 that we haven't yet given the attention that they richly deserve...

Discover our picks here...

Ornette Coleman - R.I.P.

We just lost one of the greats, folks.

Alan Shulman pays tribute...


Home Cinema - June 2015

Our highlights of the best classic and cult home cinema releases, including The Man With The Golden Arm, Sabotage and Forty Guns

Kai Lancaster reviews


Love and Mercy (Bill Pohlad)

At its best, the nonlinear film lures its audiences into a dreamlike rhythm that synchronizes with Brian Wilson's soulfully innovative approach to music.

Grant Phipps guesses he just wasn't made for these times...