Reviews

Helado Negro This Is How You Smile

On what is easily his best and most powerful collection of songs yet, Helado Negro turns inward and offers an intimate portrait of enduring and overcoming the struggles of growing up in an immigrant household.

Jeremy Monroe reviews...

Foals Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost, Pt. 1

On their sixth LP, the Oxford, England four-piece create a testament to their longevity but also consider where this new era is going to take them.

Matthew Smith reviews...

Stella Donnelly Beware the Dogs

The Perth, Australia songwriter's fun, engaging debut targets misogynyand bemoans relationship misstepswith decidedly imperfect candor.

Juan Edgardo Rodríguez reviews...

SASAMI SASAMI

SASAMI’s debut displays her immense potential, with dreamy, hazy tunes.

Joe Marvilli dives into SASAMI's dusky, atmospheric songs...

Features

Quick Takes (February 2019)

In our ongoing Quick Takes feature, writer Juan Edgardo Rodríguez and Staff Writer Sean Caldwell once again revisit a handful of albums that caught their attention during the past month. This month's selections include Weezer, Girlpool, Bellrope and more.

It's another Weezer record..what can I say.

Quick Takes (January 2019)

It's our first Quick Takes of 2019! Juan Edgardo Rodríguez, alongside staff writers Gabbie Nirenburg and Joe Marvilli, once again revisit a handful of albums that caught their attention during the past month. This month's selections include James Blake, Toro y Moi, Pedro the Lion and more.

Follow James Blake's intense gaze...

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...