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Top 10 Most Underrated Beatles Songs

Top 10 Most Underrated Beatles Songs

Over the next few months, I’ll be writing a series of articles about underrated songs, bands and albums. And what better band to start with than the Beatles? Step right this way, and check out the 10 Most Underrated Beatles Songs.

Of course, since we’re talking about the most popular rock group of all time, defining “underrated” can be a little tricky. Most Beatle songs are pretty well-known, especially when it comes to singles and radio staples. I tried to avoid listing some of the Beatles’ more beloved album tracks, because though some casual fans may not be familiar with them, most fans rate them just fine (‘You’ve Got to Hide Your Love Away’, ‘Norwegian Wood’, ‘In My Life’, etc.)

Before the Beatles came along, most albums contained a few singles and a lot of filler. The Beatles were one of the first groups to treat each album as a single artistic work.

So there are quite a few album tracks and b-sides worth exploring. And it was definitely hard work cutting down this list to only 10 songs. (more…)

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Best Acoustic Guitar Under $1000 (2017) – 4 Premium Stunners

Best Acoustic Guitar Under $1000 in 2017

best acoustic guitar under 1000If you’re looking for the best acoustic guitar under $1000, expectations are understandably going to be high. Because these days, you can get a damn good guitar for a very reasonable price.

For a guitar to make a list like this, it needs to have high-end sound and build quality, and premium features. You can spend up for quality, but you should also look for value.

One key ingredient to look for is the use of solid wood for not only the guitar top, but the back and sides as well. Unlike laminate, the sound produced by solid wood guitars (especially the top) will continue to improve as the wood matures.

Although, there are notable exceptions to this rule, and some superstar all-solid-wood models are still priced above $1000. (more…)

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Best Acoustic Guitar Under $500 (2017) – 5 Great Options

5 Best Acoustic Guitars Under $500

best acoustic guitar under 500What is the best acoustic guitar under $500? In this article, you’ll learn about 5 acoustic guitars that all sound great, are well-built, and provide excellent value for the money.

Certainly there is no shortage of guitars on the market these days, found in a wide range of shapes and sizes, and made with a variety of features and different types of wood.

As a result, narrowing down the options can get a bit confusing.

The good news is that guitar manufacturers have figured out how to make high-quality guitars at very reasonable prices.

Which means you can definitely get an awesome acoustic guitar for under $500. And in my opinion, you really don’t need to spend more than that, unless you’re an advanced guitarist looking for a very specific sound, feature or type of guitar. (more…)

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Let There Be Rock – The 35 Best Rock Songs of 2016

35 Best Rock Songs – 2016

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2016, we hardly knew ya. But we heard you loud and clear.

It certainly seems like this year went by faster than ever. It was pretty rough on music too, as we lost way too many musical icons. Prince, David Bowie, Glenn Frey, Leon Russell, Leonard Cohen … just to name a few.

But it was an interesting year for new music.

The pop world is currently dominated by a few talented artists, and a lot of fluff. But hasn’t that always been the case?

There may not be a whole bunch of new rock n’ roll superstars on the scene, but rich and diverse rock music keeps coming out. Between YouTube and iTunes and some great music streaming services, it’s never been easier for musicians to get their music out there. Though it’s not always so easy for it to be heard through the whirlwind of distractions at our disposal.

I listened to songs from all kinds of musical styles & genres in search of quality, and compiled a list of the 35 Best Rock Songs of 2016.

There’s some great stuff here, and it’s time to shine a spotlight on the musicians who rocked 2016 the most.  (more…)

Best Beginner Guitar – The Ultimate Acoustic & Electric Buyers Guide

Best Beginner Guitar – The Ultimate Buyers Guide

best beginner guitarSo you’re thinking of buying a guitar. And you’re looking for information on how to choose the best beginner guitar.

Maybe you’re thinking about finally learning how to play. Or planning to get back into it after some time away.

Perhaps you’re shopping for someone else, your significant other, a kid, a friend or relative. Or just looking for recommendations on a good entry-level acoustic or electric guitar.

Whatever your reason, congrats on making a great decision! Learning to play a musical instrument can be extremely rewarding.

But there’s so much information out there to sort through, it can get overwhelming.

In this article, you’ll learn about the key factors to consider when narrowing down your options. And I’ll make a few suggestions on what I believe are top candidates for the title of best beginner guitar.

Don’t worry – we’ll figure this out together.

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Butch Walker – Artist Spotlight

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We’re excited to debut a new feature called the Artist Spotlight. The goal is to shine a light on some artists we feel are worth your time to get to know a little better.

And we’re going to kick things off with the criminally underrated Butch Walker.

Every now and then you encounter an artist, and wonder why they aren’t way more popular. And Butch Walker is at the top of our list, though he has certainly forged out a solid career.

But even if you’re reading this article thinking, who the hell is Butch Walker, odds are you’ve heard a song that he’s had a hand in writing, recording or producing, somewhere along the line. (more…)

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Who Was the 5th Beatle?

fab fourYou may have heard something by now about this little rock group from Liverpool, England called The Beatles. Apparently they caused quite a stir.

The band members are often referred to as the Fab Four: John, Paul, George and Ringo.

Seems like the whole world has been on a first-name basis with these 4 moptops since the sixties, and they were all essential members of the band in terms of both musicality and personality.

But over the years, there’s been an ongoing discussion among many Beatles fans, as to who should be known as the 5th Beatle. (more…)

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Rock Concerts 2016 – The Summer of Live

I Wanna Rock and Roll All Nite

live music 2016I used to go to rock concerts all the time. But lately? Not so much, for a number of reasons.

Well, I recently took a look at the upcoming summer concert listings in my area, and was blown away by the number of interesting acts currently out on the road.

They say rock and roll is dead, but you wouldn’t know it based on the wide variety of options available to concert-goers in 2016. At least that’s what my wallet is saying. (more…)