At a loss for words: five great instrumental acts

Musicians have an advantage over we rock journalists (above and beyond the whole “coolness” aspect) in that, if they’re at a loss for words, they can just opt to record a song with no lyrics and vocals whatsoever. They’ll have an instrumental that’s still pretty nifty. (If I don’t write, I don’t get paid, and I have to try and convince the folks at Love Garden to hold onto those Ramones records for me one more week.)

Despite their lack of words, instrumentals can create an atmosphere, tell a story, or rock just as hard as any song with vocals. Here are five bands who almost entirely eschew lyrics, instead letting the instruments do all the talking for them.

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