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.
With the current shutdown of the live music industry the majority of artists are facing one giant existential crisis throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. Suddenly, there’s an urgency to talk about the value of art and music again and about what part the current streaming scene plays in this. NBHAP head Norman Fleischer took a moment to reflect on the current crisis and a possible way out of it.
Ahead of the release of his second debut album in less than two months, NBHAP author Louisa caught up with PC Music founder and Charli XCX's creative director A.G Cook to chat about the present and future of pop.
Ten years of music, ten personal stories. The writers of NBHAP are given the opportunity to resume the records that excited them the most during the past decade. This is a subjective reflection rather than an ultimate conclusion. Editor Louisa Zimmer now shares her favorites.
You hate it or love it - but there is no in between when it comes to straight forward bubblegum pop bangers. Sugar candy for your ears and feet, those kind of songs are loud and filled with positive power. Lyrics can explore the wide and mostly difficult world of love, dreams or celebrating yourself.