Reviews

Fred Kelly Here I Am Now

The Boston singer-songwriter returns with Here I Am Now, his third EP and first since 2017.

Ethan Gordon reviews...

Algiers There Is No Year

Atlanta's Algiers return to a landscape ripe for their third album, but arrive without much of a fight.   

Mark Moody reviews...

Lithics Wendy Kraemer EP

The Wendy Kraemer EP was originally issued as a tour cassette in 2017 by Lithics that features early versions of tracks from the band’s second LP, Mating Surfaces. Now, it’s an official release.

Sean Caldwell reviews…

Duster Duster

The spacey, homespun indie rock trio returns with their first album in nineteen years.

Juan Edgardo Rodríguez reviews...

Features

The 50 Best Albums of 2019

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...

The 50 Best Albums of 2019 (Bubbling Under)

Considering the deluge of albums that come out every year, there's always a select, praise-worthy few that fall just short of making our annual Top 50. Here, we honor some contenders that didn't quite make our official list, but should also be given a chance.

Take a look at some worthy contenders that didn't quite make it...

Features

A Primer to the films in Competition at the 72nd Festival de Cannes

Nineteen films will compete for the 2019 Palme d'Or, decided this year by Alejandro Iñárritu and his jury. Enjoy Kirk Sever's preview to the 72nd Cannes Film Festival, and watch recommendations of other films by the directors in competition.

Read our definitive guide...

Reviews

Parasite ( Bong Joon-ho)

Once again reflecting on social classes and bending genre to his will, Bong Joon-ho lives up to the hype of his Palme d'Or winning tragicomedy, Parasite.

Kirk Sever reviews...