Japandroids Near to the Wild Heart of Life

On their third full-length effort, Near to the Wild Heart of Life, the Vancouver duo want to pursue their own greatness with anthems that continue to embrace the importance of keeping rock alive.

Juan Edgardo Rodríguez reviews...

Julie Byrne Not Even Happiness

The singer-songwriter's latest, the decidedly naturalistic Not Even Happiness, centers on the intimate, everyday thoughts that emerge from being on the road.

Juan Edgardo Rodríguez reviews...

The xx I See You

I See You is a sprawling album. The English band has embraced the spectacle, yet it is not the antithesis of their previous minimalist work.

Ellis Victoria reviews...

The Men Devil Music

The Men simply want to kick out the jams. But in doing so, does it also limit their already proven songwriting abilities?

Juan Edgardo Rodríguez reviews...


Top Albums of 2016

So this is it! You've already seen our top tracks of the year, and now it's time to reveal our top albums of the year.

Click here to find out who's on top...

Top Tracks of 2016

And here it is! The votes have been counted, and behind the link are No Ripcord's favourite songs from 2016.

Click through to read and enjoy...


Top films of 2016

Grant Phipps and Angel Aguilar look back over their 2016 at the cinema, to name the best (and some of the worst) movies of the year.

FInd out which films made the grade here...


Certain Women (Kelly Reichardt)

The film perceptively elevates Meloy's Montana-based short stories in examination of serendipitous intersections that progressively delve deeper into the details of four working women's lives.

Grant Phipps knows...