Deerhunter Why Hasn't Everything Already Disappeared?

On their eighth full-length, the Atlanta art-rock trio's collaborative amalgamation of crafty tunemanship and harmony goes at odds with the bleak outlook of our increasingly troubling present.

Juan Edgardo Rodríguez reviews...

Steve Gunn The Unseen in Between

On his fourth full-length, the folk-rock singer-songwriter tackles the concept of loss as he courses through these songs with the heart of a wanderer.  

Juan Edgardo Rodríguez reviews...

The 1975 A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships

The Manchester pop-rock group's latest is far-reaching in scope but also conceptually uniform, a beautiful mess of an album from a band who is inching their way towards the imperial phase of their career.

Dead Can Dance Dionysus

The longstanding Australian musical project's ninth release is hypnotic, involving and skillful narration through two movements of music.

Tom Parmiter reviews...


No Ripcord's 50 Best Albums of 2018

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.

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Quick Takes (November 2018)

Before we reveal our favorite albums of 2018, writer Juan Edgardo Rodríguez closes the year with one last round of our ongoing Quick Takes feature. This month's selections include Marianne Faithfull, Art Brut and more.

Marianne Faithfull pierces into your soul...


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...