Cat Power Wanderer

Chan Marshall's tenth record is less so a document of her six-year absence, but more so a narrative of what it took for her to gather the strength to complete a self-sufficient record.

Juan Edgardo Rodríguez reviews...

Amber Arcades European Heartbreak

Amber Arcades swaps danceable indie pop for nostalgic odes to Europe on a charming and clever second album.

Matthew Smith reviews...

Idles Joy As An Act Of Resistance

With Joy As An Act Of Resistance, Idles set down a 12-track manifesto about laying the world to rights in typically determined fashion.

Tom Parmiter reviews...

Blood Orange Negro Swan

On his fourth album as Blood Orange, Dev Hynes continues his deep dive into ideas of identity, aided by a raft of collaborators and his trusty 1980s box of tricks.

Joe Rivers reviews...


Quick Takes (July 2018)

In our ongoing Quick Takes feature, writer Juan Edgardo Rodríguez once again revisits a handful of albums that caught his attention during the past month. This month's selections include Balún, The Rock*A*Teens, The Ophelias and more.

Let Balún get you into the groove.

The Decemberists embrace the theatrical in prog-heavy Greek Theater show

The Decemberists make a stop at the Greek Theater in Los Angeles to promote their latest full-length album, I'll Be Your Girl.

Juan Edgardo Rodríguez sings along...


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...


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...