Reviews

Ella Mai Ella Mai

The rising R&B singer-songwriter follows her breakthrough smash "Boo'd Up" with a promising self-titled debut.

Juan Edgardo Rodríguez reviews...

Alt-J Reduxer

Alt-J reimagine their 2017 record Relaxer by bringing in hip-hop stars, but the results are just as messy and inconsistent as the original.

Matthew Smith reviews...

Cat Power Wanderer

Chan Marshall's tenth record is less so a document of her six-year absence, but more so a narrative of what it took for her to gather the strength to complete a self-sufficient record.

Juan Edgardo Rodríguez reviews...

Amber Arcades European Heartbreak

Amber Arcades swaps danceable indie pop for nostalgic odes to Europe on a charming and clever second album.

Matthew Smith reviews...

Features

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...

Quick Takes (July 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 Balún, The Rock*A*Teens, The Ophelias and more.

Let Balún get you into the groove.

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...