Reviews

Tropical Fuck Storm A Laughing Death in Meatspace

Forget about Greta Van Fleet and just listen to this, okay?

Sean Caldwell reviews...

boygenius boygenius

The new project by Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers and Lucy Dacus lets three of the strongest new voices in music come together to share in soul-searching and push each other to greater heights.

Joe Marvilli feels the catharsis in this stunning collaboration...

Stephen Steinbrink Utopia Teased

The Oakland-based singer-songwriter wrestles with grief on this mostly laidback affair, which manages to balance many different moods with comforting reassurances.

Juan Edgardo Rodríguez reviews...

Julia Holter Aviary

The Los Angeles songwriter's fifth record is unarguably perplexing; she works through her contradictions by fighting the creative process with some defensiveness, fully aware and confident of her tenacious perfectionism.

Juan Edgardo Rodríguez reviews...

Features

Quick Takes (October 2018)

In our ongoing Quick Takes feature, writer Juan Edgardo Rodríguez once again revisits a handful of albums that caught his attention during the past month. This month's selections include Adrianne Lenker, Cloud Nothings, NAO and more.

Adrienne Lenker invites you with her thoughts...

Quick Takes (August/September 2018)

In our ongoing Quick Takes feature, writer Juan Edgardo Rodríguez and fellow veteran No Ripcord staffers revisit a handful of albums that caught their attention during the past month. This installment's selections include Nick Cave, THOU, YG, Metric and more.

Let Nick Cave take you there...

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...