From riff-tastic sledgehammers to serene acoustic beauty: here are this week's essential guitar tracks

My Morning Jacket perform at Forest Hills Stadium on September 10, 2021 in New York City
(Image credit: Taylor Hill/WireImage)

A job’s a job at the end of the day, but getting to comb through the wide world of music for its best guitar moments to share with you is a privilege we relish in every week.

With that in mind, we’ve been like kids in a candy store in recent days, taking in an acoustic-driven beauty from Ásgeir, some perfect guitar-pop from MUNA and Phoebe Bridgers, a riff-tastic sledgehammer from Bullet For My Valentine, a psychedelic new single from My Morning Jacket, and a whole lot more.

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Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer,

Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.