From monster sludge-prog to Malian desert-blues: here are this week's essential guitar tracks

Songhoy Blues
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The unpredictability of 2020 doesn't appear to be letting up any time soon, but there's one thing you can count on to bring you joy: our weekly roundup of the best tracks from the world of guitar.

This week, we've rounded up an all-new gospel-flavored track from Foo Fighters, the first music in 15 years from System of a Down, impossibly heavy prog goodness from Vennart, an uproarious, attitude-filled mountain of blues-rock grooves from Songhoy Blues and loads more. 

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Jackson Maxwell

Jackson is an Associate Editor at He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.