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.