Reviews

Kamasi Washington Heaven and Earth

After creating such a warranted stir with his first album, Kamasi Washington shows no sign of second album jitters, unleashing a double-headed beast of a record.

Tom Parmiter reviews...

Snail Mail Lush

Snail Mail's debut album is an admirable, skillful work that excels in simplicity and directness.

Joe Marvilli feels the heat wave...

Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever Hope Downs

After a pair of promising EP's, the Melbourne, Australia band's full-length debut sounds like a unified partnership between five musicians who've known each other for most of their lives.

Juan Edgardo Rodríguez reviews...

Kanye West ye

Kanye West has rarely been out of the news in 2018. But with ye, his eighth studio album, he gets back to the day job.

Joe Rivers decides whether it's more 'ye' or 'nay'...

Features

Quick Takes (April 2018)

In our ongoing Quick Takes feature, writers Juan Edgardo Rodríguez and Carl Purvis once again revisit a handful of albums that caught their attention during the past month. This month's selections include Unknown Mortal Orchestra, A Perfect Circle, Hop Along, Speedy Ortiz and more.

Take a ride with Speedy Ortiz...

Quick Takes (March 2018)

In our ongoing Quick Takes feature, writers Juan Edgardo Rodríguez and Carl Purvis once again revisit a handful of albums that caught their attention during the past month. This month's selections include Jack White, Mount Eerie, Kacey Musgraves, Preoccupations and more.

Jack White's guitar gently weeps...

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...