Yo La Tengo There's a Riot Goin' On...

On their fifteenth album, the longstanding indie rock trio wants us to absorb their calm serenity.

Juan Edgardo Rodríguez reviews...

Editors Violence

One of the stalwarts of 00's post-punk revival scene return with a sixth album that will make you roll your eyes and tap your feet.

Matthew Smith reviews

Lucy Dacus Historian

The Richmond, Virginia singer-songwriter's Matador debut is a solid indie rock record: enjoyable, though not particularly memorable.

Gabbie Nirenburg reviews...

Young Fathers Cocoa Sugar

On Cocoa Sugar, Young Fathers use antagonism as a source of inspiration. The trio often assumes fictitious roles for the sake of making a more forceful point, and when they step out of them, they go against any moral rectitude to sound off on their opinions.

Juan Edgardo Rodríguez reviews...


Quick Takes (January 2018)

In our first Quick Takes of 2018, Juan Edgardo Rodríguez and Carl Purvis once again revisit a handful of albums that caught theirattention during the past month. This month's selections include No Age, Panda Bear, First Aid Kit, tUnE-yArDs and more.

Follow No Age into the unknown...

Taylor Swift's Reputation and the Death of an Ingénue

It's been a month and Taylor Swift's sixth album, Reputation, has already been certified triple platinum (as usual). So what's the tea? Is the old Taylor really dead? 

Luiza Lodder exhumes the old Taylor Swift...


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...