Reviews

Elbow Audio Vertigo

The Manchester veterans' 10th album feels like a worthy sequel to the progressive stylings of Giants of All Sizes. It’s a more focused affair that hones the band’s sprawling ambitions into a decidedly tight, rhythmic, and kinetic record.

Joe Marvilli reviews...

Six Organs of Admittance Time Is Glass

As dog walks and domesticity follow his return to his Humboldt County hometown, newfound circumstances act as facilitators to Ben Chasny’s latest release as Six Organs Of Admittance.

Sean Caldwell reviews...

Arab Strap I’m totally fine with it don’t give a fuck anymore

The Scottish duo focuses on the pervasive nature of being online with an engaging genre-hopping sound that elevates singer-songwriter Aidan Moffat's acerbic narratives.

Juan Edgardo Rodríguez reviews...

Arap Strap I’m totally fine with it don’t give a fuck anymore

The Scottish duo focuses on the pervasive nature of being online with an engaging genre-hopping sound that elevates singer-songwriter Aidan Moffat's acerbic narratives.

Juan Edgardo Rodríguez reviews...

Features

February 2024 New Music Round-Up

What a month! February 2024 saw the release of several great records.

Juan and David discuss them here…

The 50 Best Albums of 2023

It's time to reveal our top albums of the year. A time-honored tradition since 2002, our full list consists of 50 albums selected by the entire No Ripcord staff.

Click here to find out who took the number one spot...

Latest Believe the Hype Pick

Arab Strap I’m totally fine with it don’t give a fuck anymore

Decking their idiosyncratic brand of post-rock with a warmer, smoky sheen might've been a step in the right direction. If anything, the duo makes a great case to silence anyone disputing that it's hard to care for Arab Strap without Moffat's acerbic narratives.

Quick Takes

Phosphorescent Revelator

Even at its grandest, Matthew Houck's eighth album flows with patience, designed with a simplicity that invites reflection....

Friko Where we’ve been, Where we go from here

The Chiago duo writes nervy, life-affirming indie rock with a baroque bent that begs for a grand stage.