From ambient-jazz odysseys to hip-hop-tinged metal crushers: here are this week's essential guitar tracks

Jeff Parker performs with Tortoise at Matadero on May 15, 2012 in Madrid, Spain
(Image credit: Mariano Regidor/Redferns)

Folks in the States will soon be gathered around voluminous plates of turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, pumpkin pie and such. But that’s for next Thursday. 

For this Thursday, we’ve got a blood pressure-lowering ambient-jazz odyssey from Jeff Parker, a feast of light-speed bluegrass pickin’ from Molly Tuttle, an EDM and hip-hop-tinged crusher from We Came As Romans, a grungy, insanely catchy number from Momma, and a whole lot more.

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Sam Roche

Sam was Staff Writer at from 2019 to 2023, and also created content for Total Guitar, Guitarist and Guitar Player. He has well over 15 years of guitar playing under his belt, as well as a degree in Music Technology (Mixing and Mastering). He's a metalhead through and through, but has a thorough appreciation for all genres of music. In his spare time, Sam creates point-of-view guitar lesson videos on YouTube under the name Sightline Guitar.