If this year had anything in stock, it was the amount of tremendous records to comfort us in times we needed it the most. But life's too short for yet another best-of ranking, so the NBHAP staff compiled their most precious albums by regarding them under three vital aspects: What was new, what was surprising and what left the most impact? Dive into these LP diamonds right here.
Every Friday music fans are faced with the same burning question: What to listen to from the sheer endless sea of new albums, EPs and other releases? Don't worry, the people of NBHAP are here to help you with that. Our very own release roundup gives you a quick overview on the music that matters the most this week.
There is life beyond all the doom and gloom. And it’s yours. In a perfectly time release stunt, British guitar icons Foals reinvent themselves by stripping down their worn-out formula and release a life-embracing record that celebrates moments of dance and togetherness, following the two-year long pandemic break. It’s the right sound for much needed moments of relief and also the start of a new chapter for the band who’s now a trio. NBHAP’s Norman Fleischer met with the group at their recent tour stop in Berlin.
Sometimes a good groove is a fiting way to cope with all the chaos that's going on right now, don't you agree? Just in time for the second pandemic-shaped NYE celebrations we invite you to a wild ride through genres and decades of grooving pop by unleashing a furious mixture of disco, hip hop, post-punk, funk, electroncia and other old and new favourites from us.
In the wake of the current club closings a little throwback into the glory days of dancefloor euphoria feels like a fitting thing to do. For NBHAP head Norman the era of late 80s and early 90s acid house and dance music is a period of time he loves to revisit from time to time. Two mixtapes celebrate the legendary vibe of the era and take the sound into the here and now.
We're living in the middle of a life-threatening environmental crisis and despite an increased understanding in the minds of many people there’s still not enough action that is taken to actively turn the wheel around. The music industry is just another part of our society that’s still too silent when it comes to this topic. Music Declares Emergency wants to change that and here NBHAP Norman Fleischer explains why he actively decided to support the organization a few months ago.
Twelve months of great musical releases have passed and at the end of it it's time to recap the best of them like we always do when then the year is about to close its curtain. So, without further ado please find the fifty albums that impressed us the most during the past 12 months right here and feel happily invited to fall in love with those brilliant records as well.
As this decade is approaching its end it is time for a little reflection on all the great music we experienced over the course of it. Of course, this is NOT an ultimate and universal Top 100 list. It simply can't be but these are the songs you should definitely give a spin before the decade is over. The Top 25 tunes include classics by Tame Impala, Bon Iver, Robyn, M83, Lorde, James Blake and more.