How can hype and expectation shape the music we hear? After one year of teasing, Thom Yorke and his indie elite company make their case with a debut that is in equal parts messy as it is spellbinding. For our new deep dive column, NBHAP author Nils Heutehaus took the time to jot down his notes on one of the most splendid 2022 musical happenings and he kindly invites you to take the journey with him.
From longtime favourites like Radiohead, Jon Hopkins, Damien Jurado, Marissa Nadler and London Grammar to beloved newcomers like Chloe Foy, Maja Lena, Anna Leone and Skullcrusher - we got almost seven hours of moody tracks lined up for you to provide an emotional soundtrack for the upcoming dark winter months.
When Kid A was released in October 2000, the listenership was torn between judging the musical pretentiousness all the way to glorifying artistic ingenuity of the band’s fourth studio album. NBHAP author Andreas put the needle to the record once more and invites you to take the tour with him.
The current age of self isolation is forcing us to be creative, kill some time and maybe also do something we've never done before. Listening to music can be a great way of coping with the current situation and we decided to make a little challenge out of it. NBHAP head Norman is the first writer to participate in it by doing something he has never done before: Taking the time to explore the music of iconic British band Radiohead. Here's his personal daily diary.
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 next 25 tracks in our list include Daughter, Kendrick Lamar, Editors, Blood Orange, Metronomy and more.
What makes a music video truly great? The answer can obviously only be a subjective one but it's always nice to get it from professionals who know a thing or two about that special art form. So, that's why we asked them for this year's visually stunning clip recap.