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Vivascene’s Top 10 Overrated Guitarists

No stranger to controversy, we take on another herd of sacred cows, this one a group of over-celebrated guitarists. Something for you to fret about, we hope.

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Muddy Waters ‘Hard Again’ Album Review: An Essential Blues Classic

5 out of 5
Rating: 5

If ever there were an essential blues record, it is ‘Hard Again’, by Muddy Waters. This classic blues recording represents the greatest blues musicians making only the finest pure unadulterated blues ever heard.

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Top 10 Great Obscure Albums You Need To Hear

You won’t find these at iTunes. You won’t find them on CD. You may find them at one of the few record stores still extant, the ones that sell both new and used vinyl. This stuff is worth the search.

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Skip James ‘Greatest Of The Delta Blues Singers’

4.8 out of 5
Rating: 4.8

Skip James’ fierce playing, his haunting falsetto and his flair for composition are second to none in Delta Blues.

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Album of the Week: Teddy Thompson ‘A Piece of What You Need’

4 out of 5
Rating: 4

Teddy Thompson is a talent worth screaming about from the rooftops. He is blessed with a gorgeous voice, a wry wit and musical genes bordering on genius.

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Steely Dan: Timeless, Brilliant and Deranged

5 out of 5
Rating: 5

No songwriting duo ever constructed a more perfect cage for their session musicians than Fagen and Becker. They hired the best and then drove them crazy with their obsessions. The result was timeless music.

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Fred Neil: The Greatest Singer-Songwriter You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

You know his music. Hell, just about everyone in the civilized world has heard his songs and loved them. You just don’t know his name. Welcome to the mysterious life of Fred Neil.

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Rock of Ages: Roy Orbison ‘Mystery Girl’

4.8 out of 5
Rating: 4.8

Roy Orbison’s posthumous masterwork ‘Mystery Girl’ stands the test of time from beginning to end: the songs are all about heartbreak, desire and dreams. The sonics are first-rate and Roy’s voice is as dynamic and powerful as ever.

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Oscar Peterson ‘Night Train’ Album Review

4.8 out of 5
Rating: 4.8

This classic jazz piano album belongs in every collection, and I’ll give you three reasons why you might just be listening to this record on a regular basis for the next ten or twenty years…

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The Top 10 Classical Albums Every Music Fan Should Own

Whether you’re a classical connoisseur or a musical neophyte desiring to learn more about great recordings, here are ten albums that belong in every music fan’s library.

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