Andy Shauf The Neon Skyline

The Canadian singer-songwriter's latest concept is filled with heartbreak and humor, muddling the distinctions between fact and fiction.

Juan Edgardo Rodríguez takes a sip of his pint glass...

Pinegrove Marigold

Pinegrove's complicated personal history makes Marigold a frustrating listen.


Ethan Gordon reviews...

Bombay Bicycle Club Everything Else Has Gone Wrong

After taking a four-year hiatus, the London-based four-piece's eclectic fifth album navigates through troubling times with grand gestures.

Juan Edgardo Rodríguez reviews...

Fred Kelly Here I Am Now

The Boston singer-songwriter returns with Here I Am Now, his third EP and first since 2017.

Ethan Gordon reviews...


The 50 Best Albums of 2019

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.

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

The 50 Best Albums of 2019 (Bubbling Under)

Considering the deluge of albums that come out every year, there's always a select, praise-worthy few that fall just short of making our annual Top 50. Here, we honor some contenders that didn't quite make our official list, but should also be given a chance.

Take a look at some worthy contenders that didn't quite make it...


A Primer to the films in Competition at the 72nd Festival de Cannes

Nineteen films will compete for the 2019 Palme d'Or, decided this year by Alejandro Iñárritu and his jury. Enjoy Kirk Sever's preview to the 72nd Cannes Film Festival, and watch recommendations of other films by the directors in competition.

Read our definitive guide...


Parasite ( Bong Joon-ho)

Once again reflecting on social classes and bending genre to his will, Bong Joon-ho lives up to the hype of his Palme d'Or winning tragicomedy, Parasite.

Kirk Sever reviews...