This is a terrible list, with a few exceptions.
Digging: Shabazz Palaces - Black Up
agreed, who the fuck comes up with these lists that i just cant take seriously
i dnt even know where to begin with who was left off, the fact tht skrillex made that list and guys like john frusciante, eddie van halen, AND JIMMY PAGE didnt tells me all i need to know... jonny greenwood, the edge, tony iommi, and a couple more are exeptions
and jimi hendrix wow, what a joke
list kicks ass
oops, i dint read ''albeit alternative perspective''. still...skrillex. wtf man
clicks on best 100 guitarist list
doesn't surprise me
welcome to the future
rofl what the fuck JMJ doesn't play guitar and he's ranked 10?
really hit and miss but i appreciate the effort to look away from generic choices. i mean not too many mainstream publications are going to put fred frith, sonny sharrock, glenn branca, james blood ulmer, and DEREK BAILEY (who should be on all of these fucking lists). focusing on their aesthetics and opening up new paths in guitar playing is great, because too many lists are just lazy, clapton/page/hammet/van halen worship. that being said, the edge doesnt deserve to be on any best of list.
oh and keiji haino also. now they just need to put masayuki takayanagi in these things.
that being said, the edge doesnt deserve to be on any best of list.
this so hard
the edge has never been anything more than competent imo
some good some bad some terrible
this list is so random
I'm all for alternative best-of lists, but....lol at some of these choices.
It seems like they just compiled 100 people and ranked them randomly.
fucking awful list
Digging: BT - This Binary Universe
Most of the bands listed are actually awesome but the guitarists are far from recognisable.
Digging: Owen - L'Ami du Peuple
Bitch post about Skrillex. Fucking really. Hipsters.
least kevin shields got some recognition
"Look, as far as we know, our asymmetrically coiffed party pal has never held a guitar in his life. But no contemporary musician has a more primal understanding of adrenaline-pumping, pulse-raising, chest-caving bulldozer riffs than dubstep mosh ambassador Skrillex. Somewhere between the unfiltered piston-pumps of nu-metal and the twinkling emocore melodies that weaned him is a gaping sarlacc of yawping melodies and buzzsaw edges. The bass drop to "Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites" might just be this generation's "Smoke on the Water" - look no further than the obscene number of "Skrillex guitar cover" videos on YouTube! "
just skimmed through it and the inclusion of guys like curt kirkwood, rowland s howard, duane denison, glenn branca and keiji haino already makes it better than the usual shitty guitarist lists
No Frusciante, Hendrix, or Gilmour, with Cobain in the #4 slot.
I don't want to live on this planet anymore.
Digging: Architects - Daybreaker
yeah list sucks blah blah blah but the real problem here is this news article
seriously how biased can you get
Top 4 Best Drummers of All Time
#4 Joseph Stalin
#3 Steve Jobs
#2 Neil Peart
Digging: Queens of the Stone Age - ...Like Clockwork
Kurt Cobain at number 4...
Digging: Enemies - Embark Embrace
D. Boon was an amazing guitarist.
So apparently manipulating the sounds rather than playing the actual instrument makes you good at that instrument. I'M GONNA GET GOOD AT THE ORCHESTRA.
No Spawn of Possesion???? no Gorod??? no Anata??? no fucking BTBAM??? Protest the Hero???? BENEATH THE MASSACRE????
yea shit list
Digging: Corelia - Nostalgia
Corgan, Reid, Schuldiner, Dimebag, Thayil, Greenwood, D.Boon, Iommi, Hazel, J.Mascis, Ranaldo & Moore FTW!
The rest I don't know or couldn't give two shits about. This list is missing Lifeson though, NO guitar list in my humble opinion can exist without him.
List was pretty good after fucking Skrillex @ 100 which I'd imagine was done solely to drum up page views via a faux-controversy.
Instead of Skrillex @ 100 they should have put a guy like Kenny Vaughan who's awesome but doesn't get much attention 'cuz he's primarily known as a Nashville session musician.
Read the Skrillex part, stopped reading the list, I've already wasted enough time
why the fuck is Kurt Cobain on this list
Probably the most lolworthy guitarist list I have ever seen.
"Read the Skrillex part, stopped reading the list, I've already wasted enough time"
This. The explanation for him is so fucking dumb I can't believe anyone can actually believe that
he doesn't play guitar but his music is heavy thus he must be a great guitarist... makes no sense
Because people love Nirvana for their complex lead guitar parts right
picking skrillex was fairly base level tongue in cheek humour that's still going over your heads
"So apparently manipulating the sounds rather than playing the actual instrument makes you good at that instrument. I'M GONNA GET GOOD AT THE ORCHESTRA."
Well Id rather listen to a guitarist sounding different than just do the same old junk we've heard a thousand times. Even if they can shred if it just sounds like everybody else its not that exciting to me. Experiment a little bit. Make your own style that people will recognize right away. Its what made somebody like Tom Morello pretty cool to listen to when he came out. Even The Edge who people are knocking here had his own thing going. Hes more interesting in my eyes than just another generic hard rock player, even if the hard rock guy can solo better or whatever.
Digging: Bill Evans - Waltz for Debby
Spins greatest guitarists ever includes people who don't even play guitar. Lmao I love it.
List is definitely gutsy
Digging: Cocteau Twins - Heaven Or Las Vegas
The funny thing is that if a list was actually accurate (in terms of measuring different aspects of playing) people would glance at it and never say anything about it.
Lists like this get people talking, and by putting Skrillex at #100, the article gets 100x more views than it initially would.
this dude on my facebook was getting intensely butthurt about skrillex's inclusion on this list, talking about how he is the downfall of music, nobody respects music as art, etc.
and i'm just shaking my head because all he listens to is shit like born of osiris and for the fallen dreams.
Digging: Deafheaven - Sunbather
list is total shit, unsurprisingly. Seriously, fucking SKRILLEX?!
Digging: Yume Bitsu - Yume Bitsu
it was cool to see marissa paternoster on here.
picking skrillex was fairly base level tongue in cheek humour that's still going over your heads
Digging: Renaissance - Ashes are Burning
So Jam Master Jay is the 10th greatest guitarist of all time but Hendrix doesn't make the top 100? These lists are always stupid, but this one takes the cake.
Uhh I wouldn't leave it up to SPIN to provide any level tongue-in-cheek material
Read their last issue, pretty sure they're not tongue in cheek-ing anything. I think they just have confused general douchebaggery for being 'ironic'.
Meatspin.com had a much better list
Terrible list is terrible. Read #100 and #1: didn't feel that reading the rest was necessary
Digging: Shinedown - Amaryllis
also, username: Muse1748
Tosin Abosi? Didn't look at the list, is he on it? That's a problem if not.
Damn, harsh crowd today. Who knew liking Shinedown and Muse was worthy of ridicule. Noted, guess I'll have to change that
this is uhhh no
Digging: Daylight - Jar
"Dubstep impresario Skrillex has been ranked at #100, with SPIN itself admitting no knowledge of whether the producer, 24, has actually ever played guitar before."
And the list becomes null already.
The people ahead of Stone Gossard, lol.
And Cobain, mega LLLLLLLLLLLOOOOOOOOOOOOOOLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL.
the entire list should just be mudvayne and la dispute. agreed.
Oh, poor fatty making jokes again.
Hey man, what's the best (non greatest hits) album you've heard?
This list is a joke, right?
Mom said turn it down, but I took the grounding instead.
answer the question
Turn it down, mom's orders.
I was going to read this, until Skrillex showed up.
why they refer to him as "skrillex" instead of "sonny moore" on a top guitarists list is beyond me. regardless, i don't think he should be in the top 100 at all.
Kurt Cobain is the 4th best guitarist of all time? huh
doesn't surprise me. somehow I got a subscription to Spin out of nowhere. 99% of what I read makes me laugh. it's usually not supposed to be funny though.
Digging: King Crimson - Red
This is such a pretentious list
Look, as far as we know, our asymmetrically coiffed party pal has never held a guitar in his life. But no contemporary musician has a more primal understanding of adrenaline-pumping, pulse-raising, chest-caving bulldozer riffs than dubstep mosh ambassador Skrillex. Somewhere between the unfiltered piston-pumps of nü-metal and the twinkling emocore melodies that weaned him is a gaping sarlacc of yawping melodies and buzzsaw edges. The bass drop to "Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites" might just be this generation's "Smoke on the Water" — look no further than the obscene number of "Skrillex guitar cover" videos on YouTube!
this is the worst paragraph I have ever read
This list is still funny
Digging: The Dillinger Escape Plan - One of Us Is the Killer
I am surprised Larry LaLonde is not on there. Very inventive guitarist.
the fact he's only at #100 proves they were just looking for an excuse to squeeze this guy into the list to get attention
cool list but where's skrillex
shit just realized this is that articl
Awful job Spin, except for obvious exceptions, surprised they had Ben Weinman.
But seriously, what the FUCK is Dave Navarro doing on this list? Kurt Cobain, number 4? What? Oh and
how edgy to put Skrillex on there.
Agreed on Ler LaLonde. Awesome and versatile guitarist.
Digging: Chthonic - Bu-Tik