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.
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.
How do you keep an overview about the countless new releases in the world of music? Well, easier said than done but thank god the staff of NBHAP keeps an overview. In this column one from the team personnally reflects on the past four weeks and the music that matters during this time. This time it's the turn of CEO Norman to ramble about our favourite passion in the world.
In the lovely tradition of the past years we gave the task to pick the year's best music video to two true experts - Award-winning Berlin-based video artists Schall & Schnabel. They got the right eye and a year-long expertise when it comes to this art form so these 15 picks (plus two additional short films) give a great overview about the state of the art form in the year 2019. And yes, it's looking good.
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.
For the 36h time one of Germany's most established music festival opened its gates to deliver exquisite musical picks within this quite unique family-friendly atmosphere. It was the first time for NBHAP editor Norman Fleischer who found it surprisingly tricky to fit in.
From August 8 to August 10 one of Europe's finest spots for great live music opens its gates once again and we're not only giving you a few tips from the magnificent line-up but also give you the chance to join us along the ride.
After a year of more or less omnipresence of the English city, our editor Jessi finally travelled to Bristol, to discover what makes it such a rich ground for creativity, music, and community. Here is what she found.