The 1975 A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships

The Manchester pop-rock group's latest is far-reaching in scope but also conceptually uniform, a beautiful mess of an album from a band who is inching their way towards the imperial phase of their career.

Dead Can Dance Dionysus

The longstanding Australian musical project's ninth release is hypnotic, involving and skillful narration through two movements of music.

Tom Parmiter reviews...

Tropical Fuck Storm A Laughing Death in Meatspace

Forget about Greta Van Fleet and just listen to this, okay?

Sean Caldwell reviews...

boygenius boygenius

The new project by Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers and Lucy Dacus lets three of the strongest new voices in music come together to share in soul-searching and push each other to greater heights.

Joe Marvilli feels the catharsis in this stunning collaboration...


Quick Takes (November 2018)

Before we reveal our favorite albums of 2018, writer Juan Edgardo Rodríguez closes the year with one last round of our ongoing Quick Takes feature. This month's selections include Marianne Faithfull, Art Brut and more.

Marianne Faithfull pierces into your soul...

Quick Takes (October 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 Adrianne Lenker, Cloud Nothings, NAO and more.

Adrianne Lenker invites you with her thoughts...


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...