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The 10 Most Perfect Albums

In search of perfection: So Much Great Music makes the case for the 10 most...
October 22, 2021
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Bob Dylan “My Back Pages”

..on the occasion of the 30th anniversary tribute concert to Bob Dylan. As they set...
April 15, 2020
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The 10 Best Rock Frontmen

Who's at the front of all rock frontmen: So Much Great Music makes the case...
May 6, 2022
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Kamasi Washington “Change of the Guard”

Only a truly epic show could've rescued what had turned into a disastrous last day...
April 24, 2021
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Classic Rock, Featured, Holidays, Top 10 List

The Top 10 Best American Bands

To celebrate Independence Day, So Much Great Music went through the painstaking process of choosing...
July 2, 2021
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Classic Rock, Featured, Weird Counts

Steely Dan “Bodhisattva”

It’s doubtful you would ever think of Steely Dan as a “guitar solo” band, and...
November 29, 2019

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