Homeshake Helium

Homeshake can’t overcome his creative inertia on his fourth LP, Helium.

Juan Edgardo Rodríguez reviews...

Jessica Pratt Quiet Signs

 The LA-based singer-songwriter's third effort reveals a more empathetic side to her once concealed character. 

Juan Edgardo Rodríguez reviews...

Sneaks Highway Hypnosis

Though Highway Hypnosis finds Sneaks exploring new sounds and styles, it lacks the spark and brashness of her previous albums.

Jeremy Monroe reviews...

Bring Me the Horizon Amo

The Sheffield rock band's sixth LP is strident, difficult to categorize and, in a good way, uniquely spliced and sequenced with little fear of crossing boundaries.

Tom Parmiter reviews...


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...


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...