Reviews

The Hold Steady Open Door Policy

On their 8th studio LP, the enduring indie rockers continue to prove that consistency doesn’t mean going stale.

Carlos Thomas reviews...

Naked Days My Head Hz

On his latest album as My Head Hz, Degnan Smith creates a familiar state of emotional stasis by juxtaposing the domestic details around him with the direct articulation of his thoughts.

Ethan Gordon reviews...

Wild Pink A Billion Little Lights

Led by frontman Jonathan Ross, the New York City trio's third LP is shaped by his unvarnished ruminations over classic Americana signifiers that sound uniform in tempo and tone.

Juan Edgardo Rodríguez likes this familiar tune...

Miss Grit Impostor

Miss Grit arrives with a fully-formed musical identity on her new EP, turning anxiety and self-doubt into cathartic, powerful songs. 

Joe Marvilli buys the banter…

Features

The Best Albums of 2020

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 which artist made it to number 1...

Remembering Sam Jayne

It was announced earlier today that Love as Laughter's vocalist and guitarist Sam Jayne has died.  

David Coleman reflects on the band's 2005 classic Laughter's Fifth, an enduring favourite at No Ripcord HQ...

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...