Reviews

CHVRCHES Love Is Dead

Despite enlisting superproducer Greg Kurstin, the Scottish synthpop trio sound complacent throughout their third full-length.

Matthew Smith reviews...

Courtney Barnett Tell Me How You Really Feel

On her third LP, Tell Me How You Really Feel, Courtney Barnett exerts more of her autonomy while she considers the implications of gaining widespread acceptance.

Arctic Monkeys Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino

On their sixth record, the English rock band approach the retro-space-age cool of jazz lounge for a potential change in direction. Results may vary.

Juan Edgardo Rodríguez checks in...

Leon Bridges Good Thing

On his second effort, the Fort Worth, Texas singer-songwriter peddles his vintage soul sound to a broader, all-bases-covered approach. 

Juan Edgardo Rodríguez reviews...

Features

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...

Quick Takes (March 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 Jack White, Mount Eerie, Kacey Musgraves, Preoccupations and more.

Jack White's guitar gently weeps...

Features

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...

Reviews

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...