Beginner’s Guide

Your introductory lesson in…

best Tangerine Dream albums

A Beginner’s Guide to the epic kosmische music of Tangerine Dream

An introduction to the prolific pioneers of kosmische music

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A Beginner’s Guide to the Timeless Country of George Jones

Diving into the country legend’s massive catalog for 10 great first steps.

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A Beginner’s Guide to the art-pop of David Sylvian

The past 40 years have done a tremendous job of clarifying new wave and ’80s…

Ty Segall best albums guide

A Beginner’s Guide to the blazing garage rock of Ty Segall

Where to start with the prolific singer/songwriter

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A Beginner’s Guide to the shape-shifting samba of Jorge Ben

A set of essentials for first-timers to the Brazilian music legend’s catalog

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A Beginner’s Guide to the Iconic Country of Dolly Parton

A six-pack of the best albums to start with, ahead of Dolly’s induction into the Rock Hall

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A Beginner’s Guide To The Labyrinthine Solo Career Of Omar Rodriguez-Lopez

Where to start with the At the Drive-In/Mars Volta guitarist and prolific solo artist.

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A Beginner’s Guide to the wonderful and frightening world of The Fall

A guide to getting into this inscrutable, prolific post-punk legend.

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A Beginner’s Guide to the funk-soul of The Isley Brothers

A starter’s set for the funk-soul legends, with a few intermediate steps to follow.

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A Beginner’s Guide to the colossal metal of Boris

Five essential steps to hearing the Japanese metal titans.

Grouper beginner's guide

A Beginner’s Guide to the ambient pop of Grouper

A primer on Liz Harris’ hazy, intoxicating discography.

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A Beginner’s Guide to Aaron Turner’s heavy and diverse catalog

A roadmap to the heavy metal auteur’s immense body of work.

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A Beginner’s Guide to Can’s avant-garde rock

Where to begin with the avant garde German psychedelic band.

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A Beginner’s Guide to Coil’s experimental industrial

Where to begin with the influential, iconic industrial group.

A Beginner’s Guide to Sunn O)))’s colossal drone

Dive into our guide to the robed guitar wizards’ catalog of meditative doom metal drones.

A Beginner’s Guide to Brian Eno’s ambient albums

Where to start with Eno’s most atmospheric sounds.

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A Beginners Guide to dub pioneer Lee “Scratch” Perry

A first-timer’s roadmap to the music of the dub legend.

Eluvium Beginner's Guide

A Beginner’s Guide to Eluvium’s rich world of serenity

Where to start with Matthew Cooper’s ambient discography.