It's been a turbulent and confusing year in many ways. But there's one thing the second pandemic year in a row hasn't been lacking of: plenty of good music to get us through these months of uncertainty between hope and despair. And for those of you who might have lost track in the daily storm of new releases we got you covered once again with a mighty list that includes those tracks that we'll connect with 2021 forever
The dreamy soundscape and abundance of beaming, warm and enriching colours of Villagers’ latest remarkable work "Fever Dreams" might just be the perfect playground to start an extraordinary adventure set in an intermediate world created by Conor J. O’Brien. NBHAP author Annett Bonkowski talked to the renowned Irish songwriter about dreamlike sensations, nuanced discussions and the ties that bind us all.
Time itself is a peculiar construct. There is a first time for most things in life and, therefore, it is often these moments that hold a uniqueness and most likely a special sentiment that you then carry with you for the months and years to come, if you are lucky. Discovering an artist and fully embracing their work for the first time has always been, to this date, an exceptionally thrilling experience for me. In 2010, Villagers' magnificent debut album 'Becoming A Jackal' ended up leaving a lasting impression on me.
Reflection time, girls and boys. As the year is heading for its final moments we take a moment to look back on the best songs of 2019. These are the fifty tunes you should definitely know before this decade ends, so hurry up and have a listen.
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 next 25 tracks in our list include Daughter, Kendrick Lamar, Editors, Blood Orange, Metronomy and more.
How to keep an overview about the countless new releases that surface on a daily basis? NBHAP's staff provides guidance and introduces you to the five most essential new tracks that showed up on our radar over the past weeks.
Back in 2010 it didn't take us very long until we fell in love with Conor O'Briens heartfelt debut 'Becoming A Jackal'. Fast forward to 2018, O'Brien's songwriting hasn't lost any of its magic spell. In the vast ocean of songwriters, Conor O'Brien aka Villagers has been been swimming freely and ambitiously in his eclectic sonic realm while making four studio albums over the course of the past eight years.