Gabbie Nirenburg, Joe Rivers, Juan Rodríguez and David Coleman once again join forces to bring you the best in new music. This episode, everything’s about North America, as we voyage to LA twice (albeit via London in one instance), Ontario and Montre… … Continue readingBilly Tibbals, Jonah Yano, Death Valley Girls, and Zoon
In this bonus episode, Gabbie Nirenburg and Joe Rivers talk about two of the biggest samples in 2020s pop music, trace the history of viral trends, and discover the hidden stories behind some of today’s biggest hits.
For rights reasons, there are no … … Continue readingBonus: Sample School
The usual crew of Joe Rivers, Gabbie Nirenburg, Juan Rodríguez and David Coleman join forces to debate the big fat zero in music reviews. What does a zero mean? Can it be justified? Is it used just to drive traffic from aggregators? Plus, as elder mi… … Continue readingAre 0 out of 10 music reviews ever justified?
When it comes to new releases, 2023 has certainly started with a bang. David Coleman and Juan Rodríguez discuss the albums that shaped January, including releases from Meg Baird, Skyzoo, Måneskin, Complete Mountain Almanac, White Reaper, Belle and Se… … Continue readingNew Music Round-Up (January 2023)
David Coleman, Gabbie Nirenburg, Juan Rodríguez and Joe Rivers return for their first new music episode of 2023. Take a tour through downtempo R&B, 80s-inspired electro-funk, Brazilian garage rock and mystical psych-folk.
All audio is used with the p… … Continue readingPollena, Ricky Gourmet, cool sorcery and Nighttime
Juan Rodríguez is joined by special guest Sean Caldwell to discuss some of the noisier delights from 2022, including Chat Pile, black midi, Enumclaw, OFF!, The Soft Moon and Die! Die! Die! … Continue readingBest of 2022: Part 4
In this episode, Gabbie Nirenburg, Juan Rodríguez, David Coleman and Joe Rivers dissect the noripcord.com list of the Top 50 records of 2022. What was too high? What was too low? And what missed out altogether?
Head on over to noripcord.com to check … … Continue readingBest of 2022: No Ripcord’s Top 50 of the Year
Our usual quartet of No Ripcord scribes – David Coleman, Gabbie Nirenburg, Joe Rivers and Juan Rodríguez – finish up their look at the best records of 2022, including Special Interest, Ezra Collective and Bug Club. And, we explore which Stranger Thin… … Continue readingBest of 2022: Part 2
It’s the end of the year, and that means album lists. In the first of two parts, the gang run through some of their favourites, including releases from 2nd Grade, The Beths, Harry Styles, The Mars Volta, Jockstrap, MUNA, Sudan Archives and more.
The … … Continue readingBest of 2022: Part 1
David Coleman and Juan Rodríguez explore what makes Blue Rev, the sensational new album from Canada’s Alvvays, worthy of arare perfect ten rating.
We discuss the LP’s influences, themes, and share our favourite moments from the record.
Huge thanks t… … Continue readingBONUS EPISODE: Alvvays Special