Reviews

Sloan 12

The Halifax, Nova Scotia veterans' twelfth record continues their firm, unpretentious streak of velvety power-pop.

Juan Edgardo Rodríguez reviews...

Amen Dunes Freedom

The Brooklyn singer-songwriter's fifth record fully exposes his experimental and conceptual faculties.

Juan Edgardo Rodríguez reviews...

Sunflower Bean Twentytwo in Blue

The Brooklyn trio finds liberation in music on Twentytwo in Blue. It's a noble aspiration for the Brooklyn trio, whose affection for classic rock resounds with a timeless spirit.

Juan Edgardo Rodríguez reviews...

The Decemberists I'll Be Your Girl

I'll Be Your Girl finds The Decemberists excellently incorporating electronic elements, adding a new color to their palette. 

Joe Marvilli trips along with The Decemberists...

Features

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...

Quick Takes (February 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. Featuring albums from MGMT, Rhye, Ought, Superchunk and more.

Let MGMT shock you with an electric feel...

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...