Foo Fighters Sonic Highways

The 8th Foo Fighters LP is an intriguing prospect, with each track being recorded in a different US city of musical notoriety. Such an educational excursion has however resulted instead in a celebration American rock music from coast to coast, instead of a Foos album with any identity of its own.

Carl Purvis could do with a road map...

Ariel Pink pom pom

Everyone's favorite nympho drops the Haunted Graffiti name for his latest, a double album in which he rightfully takes full artistic credit and responsibility for every single detail that defines his warped sense of propriety.

Juan Edgardo Rodríguez reviews...

Hookworms The Hum

The Leeds/Halifax five-piece's latest foray into psychedelia is a measured, workmanlike effort that offers few surprises.

Juan Edgardo Rodríguez reviews...

Jessie Ware Tough Love

Jessie Ware is the latest in a series of British artists to leave her mark on soulful pop. Does she succeed with her sophomore effort Tough Love?

Luiza Lodder reviews...


Smoove & Turrell (interview)

With Elaine Constantine's film, Northern Soul, now in cinemas, No Ripcord caught up with funk group Smoove & Turrell to talk about all things Northern, and a little bit more.

Joe Rivers has his lino and talcum powder at the ready...

Overlooked Albums #39: Roxy Music - Country Life

We all know it for its famous cover, but on its fortieth birthday, Angel Aguilar looks back at the impact and influence of Roxy Music's classic album.

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Home Cinema – November 2014

The best of November's home cinema releases. This month we immerse ourselves in alien invasions, spy rings and some masterful documentary filmmaking

Kai Lancaster reviews...


Jealousy (Philippe Garrel)

This uniquely concise take on family and memory focuses on the strained relations between Parisian couples.

Grant Phipps holds no grudges...