If this year had anything in stock, it was the amount of tremendous records to comfort us in times we needed it the most. But life's too short for yet another best-of ranking, so the NBHAP staff compiled their most precious albums by regarding them under three vital aspects: What was new, what was surprising and what left the most impact? Dive into these LP diamonds right here.
Every end of the month we are releasing a round up of reviews of recent releases that touched us the most. These are the personal reviews of hand-curated gems our team dug up (and the occasional chart topper). This time including Sudan Archives, Jockstrap, Sampa the Great, Rina Sawayama, Tamino, Julia, Julia, Khruangbin and Vieux Farka Touré, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Editors, and Nils Frahm.
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.
NBHAP editor Austin Maloney took a trip to Oslo to see the shows and interview some of the best up-and-coming artists from the line-up of by:Larm 2020, including Athletic Progression, Das Body, Jockstrap, Spring & I and Porto Geese.
Start your week with the sunny vibes of her new single "Off My Mind" and other fresh tracks by talented newcomers like Jockstrap, Morgan Harper-Jones, Evan Klar, CMON, Eve Owen and Fretland. They are all waiting for you in our playlist