From blues perfection to monumental slabs of sludgy riff-rock: here are this week's essential guitar tracks

Kirk Fletcher
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Summer might be in full swing, but, thankfully, neither the heat and humidity nor the continuing effects of the coronavirus have slowed down the world of music.

It can be difficult, especially during these trying times, to wade through the ever-growing sea to find the needle-in-the-haystack tracks that move the guitar forward and stick with you long after the first listen - but that's why we're here to do the searching for you.

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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.