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Classic Rock, Featured

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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Classic Rock, Featured, Holidays

The Top 10 Best American Bands

To celebrate Independence Day, So Much Great Music went through the painstaking process of choosing...
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Blues, Featured

Buddy Guy – “Damn Right I Got The Blues” (1991)

Buddy Guy, at 85, is the last man standing. And you're damn right he's still...
July 30, 2021
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Featured, Pop/Rock

Dennis Wilson “River Song” (1977)

From California surfin' to Charles Manson, Dennis Wilson's life was one of edgy contradictions. What...
June 26, 2021
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Classic Rock, Featured, Lyrics, Singer/Songwriter

Bob Dylan “My Back Pages” (1964) [performed 1992]

..on the occasion of the 30th anniversary tribute concert to Bob Dylan. As they set...
April 15, 2020
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Classic Rock, Featured, Weird Counts

Steely Dan “Bodhisattva” (1973)

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

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Leon Redbone “Frosty The Snowman” (1988)

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