What a freakin' year this has been! This sentence might be more true than at any moment in the past years. The Corona pandemic had a massive impact on pretty much all of our lives, the music industry and quite possibly also the rest of society. In the absence of live music events the songs and records that were released remained an anchor and provided much needed comfort in a difficult time. These are our fifty favourite tracks from this rollercoaster ride called 2020.
The group’s seminal debut of 2001 not only marked one of the first hypes of the Internet era, but also initiated a wave-like revival of garage rock, surging up the post-millenial indie movement that still reverberates to this day. Nearing the album’s twentieth, NBHAP author Andreas went down memory lane to reflect upon the record that is one, if not the most remarkable of 2000’s rock albums.
The Strokes are back with a couple of intimate European shows and a soon-released new album. NBHAP author Louisa attended their concert in Berlin and noticed some indie uprooting.