Shame Drunk Tank Pink

On their second LP, the South London post-punk quintet make a giant leap towards the avant-garde side of post-punk—dealing with the drudgery of young adulthood as they prepare for what comes next in their lives.

Juan Edgardo Rodríguez reviews...

Buck Meek Two Saviors

The Big Thief guitarist's debut album has an overwhelmingly inviting and warm atmosphere. It makes a fine argument that he should be taken seriously as his own artist.

Ethan Gordon reviews...

The Avalanches We Will Always Love You

No longer weighed down by their iconic debut, The Avalanches head for the skies on their impressive third album. [Believe the Hype]

Matthew Smith reviews...

Taylor Swift Evermore

By using the comforting musical territory of Folkore as a backdrop to explore old relationships, new thematic ideas, and haunting songwriting, Evermore acts as a rare sequel that improves upon the initial piece of art.

Ethan Gordon reviews...


The Best Albums of 2020

So this is it! It's time to reveal our top albums of the year. A longstanding tradition since 2002, our full list consists of 50 albums selected by the entire No Ripcord staff.

Click here to find out which artist made it to number 1...

Remembering Sam Jayne

It was announced earlier today that Love as Laughter's vocalist and guitarist Sam Jayne has died.  

David Coleman reflects on the band's 2005 classic Laughter's Fifth, an enduring favourite at No Ripcord HQ...


A Primer to the films in Competition at the 72nd Festival de Cannes

Nineteen films will compete for the 2019 Palme d'Or, decided this year by Alejandro Iñárritu and his jury. Enjoy Kirk Sever's preview to the 72nd Cannes Film Festival, and watch recommendations of other films by the directors in competition.

Read our definitive guide...


Parasite ( Bong Joon-ho)

Once again reflecting on social classes and bending genre to his will, Bong Joon-ho lives up to the hype of his Palme d'Or winning tragicomedy, Parasite.

Kirk Sever reviews...