U.S. Girls In A Poem Unlimited

U.S. Girls’ In A Poem Unlimited is a pop record smeared with running, blue mascara.  

Sean Caldwell reviews...

Franz Ferdinand Always Ascending

On Always Ascending, Franz Ferdinand widen their sound to cinematic disco, bringing an even dancier vibe to their music.

Joe Marvilli feels the love go...

Palm Rock Island

On their second full-length, the Philadelphia post-punk band equally embrace and rile against indie rock as a conservative movement.

Juan Edgardo Rodríguez reviews...

Hookworms Microshift

The fiercely independent Yorkshire quintet emerges from its psychedelic haze to reveal heart and creativity in equal measure.

David Coleman reviews...


Quick Takes (January 2018)

In our first Quick Takes of 2018, Juan Edgardo Rodríguez and Carl Purvis once again revisit a handful of albums that caught theirattention during the past month. This month's selections include No Age, Panda Bear, First Aid Kit, tUnE-yArDs and more.

Follow No Age into the unknown...

Taylor Swift's Reputation and the Death of an Ingénue

It's been a month and Taylor Swift's sixth album, Reputation, has already been certified triple platinum (as usual). So what's the tea? Is the old Taylor really dead? 

Luiza Lodder exhumes the old Taylor Swift...


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...


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...