Music Features

  • Quick Takes (August 2019)

    In our ongoing Quick Takes feature, Juan Edgardo Rodríguez, alongside staff writers Kirk Sever and Mark Moody, revisit a handful of albums that caught their attention during the month of August. This month's selections include The Futureheads, Belle and Sebastian, Ty Segall, and more. 

    The Futureheads lead this month's picks...
  • Quick Takes (July 2019)

    In our ongoing Quick Takes feature, Juan Edgardo Rodríguez, alongside staff writers Kirk Sever and Joe Marvilli, revisit a handful of albums that caught their attention during the month of July. This month's selections include The Flaming Lips, Bleached, Jesca Hoop, and more. 

    The Flaming Lips lead this month's picks...
  • Quick Takes (June 2019)

    In our ongoing Quick Takes feature, Juan Edgardo Rodríguez, alongside staff writers Kirk Sever, Jackson Glassey, and Sean Caldwell, revisit a handful of albums that caught their attention during the month of June. This month's selections include Baroness, Black Midi, Mannequin Pussy, and more.

    Black Midi leads this month's picks...
  • Quick Takes (May 2019)

    In our ongoing Quick Takes feature, Juan Edgardo Rodríguez, alongside staff writers Kirk Sever and Jackson Glassey, revisit a handful of albums that caught their attention during the month of May. This month's selections include Big Thief, Jamila Woods, Tim Hecker, and more.

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  • Quick Takes (March/April 2019)

    In our ongoing Quick Takes feature, five staff writers revisit a handful of albums that caught their attention during the month of March and April. This month's selections include Sunn O))), Cage the Elephant, Jenny Lewis, Fontaines D.C. and more.

    Let Sunn O))) summon you...
  • Lady Lamb (Interview)

    Lady Lamb talks about diving into her own life, the push and pull of opposing emotions and Deep Love moments on the New York subway. 

    Joe Marvilli interviews...
  • 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...
  • No Ripcord's 50 Best Albums of 2018

    So this is it! It's time to reveal our top albums of the year. A longstanding tradition since 2002, our full list consists of 50 albums selected by the entire No Ripcord staff.

    Click here to find out who's on top...
  • Quick Takes (November 2018)

    Before we reveal our favorite albums of 2018, writer Juan Edgardo Rodríguez closes the year with one last round of our ongoing Quick Takes feature. This month's selections include Marianne Faithfull, Art Brut and more.

    Marianne Faithfull pierces into your soul...
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