UK guitar magazine Total Guitar’s latest issue celebrates the “greatest guitar riffs” of the last 10 years. I haven’t bought the magazine but the list of top 10 riffs have been released online.
Of those 10 songs, I only know The White Stripes’s and Velvet Revolver’s Slither. To my classic rock tuned ears, Seven Nation Army at least has a muscular and memorable riff; can’t say the same for Slither. And I haven’t really listened to any of the songs or albums from the rest of the bands on the top 10 riff list.
- Plug in Baby – Muse
- Slither – Velvet Revolver
- Afterlife – Avenged Sevenfold
- The Dark Eternal Night – Dream Theater
- Knights of Cydonia – Muse
- No One Knows – Queens of the Stone Age
- Seven Nation Army – The White Stripes
- Halo – Machine Head
- Mr Brightside – The Killers
- Beast And The Harlot – Avenged Sevenfold
Oh dear. I think I’ve become an old fart …