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.
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.
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.
Twelve months of great musical releases have passed and at the end of it it's time to recap the best of them like we always do when then the year is about to close its curtain. So, without further ado please find the fifty albums that impressed us the most during the past 12 months right here and feel happily invited to fall in love with those brilliant records as well.