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Classic Rock, Featured, Top 10 List

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, Lyrics, Singer/Songwriter

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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Classic Rock, Featured, Top 10 List

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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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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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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Featured, Lyrics, Outlaw Country, Roots/Americana

Bottle Rockets “Better Than Broken”

I lost one of my best friends of the last 20 years this week, the...
March 6, 2021

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A Certain Girl Playlist (Part VII)

The final piece. Part VII of the SMGM Playlist, "A Certain Girl," and then, the full A to Z list: all the songs with girl's names in the title, in one handy place...

A Certain Girl Playlist (Part VI)

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