This year has been a challenge for all of us and we were lucky enough to have such tremendous records on our side to comfort us in difficult times. From gentle melancholia, to raging fury - the albums of 2020 had a lot of stories to tell and these are the ones our staff enjoyed the most. If you haven't listened to all of them you now got a whole lockdown winter ahead of you to do that.
The Corona pandemic is a tough time for all of us but for artists and musicians especially. With the concert sector forced to shut down, new sources of income are crucial for them in order to survive. Buying a record can help here, even if it's just a digital purchase, but that's obviously more effective than streaming it on Spotify. Today, on May 1st Bandcamp has decided to waive its cut of sales again, giving all proceeds to the artists. The first time they did that they raised over $4 million so let's do this again. Here, the NBHAP staff presents some of their personal recommendations. Feel kindly invited to give as much as you can.
Make yourself comfortable. But not too comfortable, when immersing into Father John Misty’s latest album with the sweeping title "Chloë and the Next 20th Century" which was released earlier this month. Josh Tillman’s fifth studio album under his stage name is an ambitious and intriguing work with a cinematic quality that pushes the door wide open to a space that offers a multi-faceted experience. NBHAP author Annett invites you all to take a closer look at his latest work.