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The 10 Most Perfect Albums

In search of perfection: So Much Great Music makes the case for the 10 most perfect albums ever. Not simply the best, but...perfect.... Read More

Bob Dylan “My Back Pages”

..on the occasion of the 30th anniversary tribute concert to Bob Dylan. As they set forth into Dylan’s 1964 classic ‘My Back Pages,’ the procession of participants taking a turn went as follows: Roger McGuinn, Tom Petty, Neil Young, Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan, and George Harrison. Talk about a murderers’ row!..... Read More

The Top 10 Best American Bands

To celebrate Independence Day, So Much Great Music went through the painstaking process of choosing the Top 10 Best American Bands... Read More

Gladys Knight & The Pips “I Heard It Through The Grapevine”

Maybe there’s a better example, but I can’t think of any, where there were three different hugely popular versions of the same song. That song, ‘I Heard It Through The Grapevine’ was a smash hit for three artists – Gladys Knight & The Pips, Marvin Gaye, and Creedence Clearwater Revival – all within less than...... Read More

Dennis Wilson “River Song”

From California surfin' to Charles Manson, Dennis Wilson's life was one of edgy contradictions. What he was, though, was the one true Beach Boy.... Read More

Marshall Tucker Band “Ramblin’”

A big thumbs up to Toy Caldwell of the legendary Marshall Tucker Band, who played lightning fast lead guitar licks using only, you guessed it, his thumb.... Read More

Stevie Ray Vaughan “Love Struck Baby”

The greatest guitarist I've ever heard, or will ever hear. This song changed my life.... Read More

Tedeschi Trucks Band @ The Beacon

My return to live music with Tedeschi Trucks Band's return to The Beacon Theater. Neither was a return to normal.... Read More

Tommy James & The Shondells “Crimson and Clover”

On Crimson and Clover, psychedelic hitmakers Tommy James & The Shondells made trailblazing use of the "tremolo effect"...on a whim.... Read More

Bottle Rockets “Better Than Broken”

I lost one of my best friends of the last 20 years this week, the Bottle Rockets, when the band stunningly announced that they were calling it quits. The decision actually came solely from the group’s ornery but always inspirational..... Read More
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