Bonus: Sample School

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.
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Best of 2022: Part 2

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

Best of 2022: Part 1

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.
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