Recorded music is often where guitarists create their most defining musical moments. Getting in the studio is an opportunity for players to finely craft their riffs and make a permanent entry on the timeline of their guitar career.
The albums listed below take in everything from geek-out solo albums from the biggest names in guitar, to longplayers from well-known rock bands and one acoustic revolutionary. What unites each of them is that the guitar playing is some of the finest we’ve heard all year. Let us know which one tops your list this year.
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