Reviews

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...

Janelle Monáe Dirty Computer

Dirty Computer, Janelle Monáe's third full-length, is the full-on pop record that she's been hinting at for years. It's also a call to arms that defies hypocritical morality in an ever-evolving culture, emphatically expressed and with an air of celebration.

Juan Edgardo Rodríguez reviews...

Goat Girl Goat Girl

Goat Girl's weird and woozy debut frequently defies and exceeds expectations.

Joe Marvilli listens to salty sounds and country sleaze...

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...