Code Orange Underneath

The Pittsburgh hardcore band leans upon evocative writing that pairs heaviness to thoughtful lyricism.

Ethan Gordon reviews...

Waxahatchee Saint Cloud

Waxahatchee leans further into her country roots on Saint Cloud, attempting to make a personal album that evokes the locations and sounds of her youth. 

Ethan Gordon reviews....

Pearl Jam Gigaton

On their 11th studio album, the veteran Seattle rock band set out to voice dissent with poise, albeit, with a mixed bag of new and old tricks.

Juan Edgardo Rodríguez reviews...

Moaning Uneasy Laughter

The L.A. trio's second LP expands on their raw, post-punk sound by introducing swaths of synthesizers—and deeply vulnerable songs of self-examination.

Juan Edgardo Rodríguez reviews...


Tammi Terrell: 50 years on

March 16th marks fifty years since the untimely death of Motown icon Tammi Terrell. No Ripcord looks back at the career of an artist whose life was cut short far too soon.

Joe Rivers picks up the tale...

Quick Takes (February 2020)

In our ongoing Quick Takes feature, Juan Edgardo Rodríguez and staff writers Kirk Sever and Ethan Gordon revisit a handful of albums that caught their attention during the month of February. This month's selections include Ratboys, My Bus, The Lone Bellow, and more.

Ratboys lead this month's picks...


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...