From thought-provoking genre-benders to pure stoner-rock filth: here are this week's essential guitar tracks

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Worried that the onset of summer and loosening of coronavirus-related movement restrictions means less new music for us to sift through and present to you at the end of the week? Have no fear!

We certainly had our hands full with the glut of fantastic new guitar music we've seen in recent days, and as a result, have compiled what might be our biggest week-ending playlist to date.

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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.