DFW Music News

The Seven Best Instrumental Bands of the Last 20 Years

With Los Angeles' El Ten Eleven at Dada on Saturday, we at DC9 thought it would be a good time to roll out a list of the best instrumental acts. As a caveat, for my money, the best instrumental album ever is not even by a conventional instrumental band: Soul Pride: The Instrumentals 1960-1969 by James Brown. But the Godfather of Soul is no longer with us, and it's time to turn to a new generation of vocal-less musical acts.

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