The Best Guitar Solos Of All Time!

Fucking hate guitar solos, so none of them.

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Am I allowed to give a serious answer?

Of course

Aye, lets. Guitar solos rule!

Obviously, this.

Always loved the weird swelling buzzsaw solo in Cruel as well

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Thanks. As you’ve probably seen in the Mellon Collie hot takes thread I’m not a fan of solos that are just there for the guitarist to show off his technical skills. I like it when they actually add something to the song. I feel John Frusciante I very good at this and I particularly like the solo in I Could Have Lied.

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Damn, forgot that song existed. That was one of the solos I learned back when I was learning to play guitar. Blast from the past!

I think my favourite solo is the one in Nirvana’s Milk It

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My serious answer is this:

Because it’s the perfect balance of technically cool but also really nicely phrased and not over the top.

Or this:

Because it is a bit over-the-top widdly widdly but it kind of keeps ramping up and is amazing.

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I like nick zimmer’s guest solo on bright eyes down a rabbit hole for its mangling of one note, dinosaur he’s raisans more expressive than any vocals, the ridiculous one on tales of a scorched earth, and the aforementioned milk it. Guitar solos can be great but are mostly pointless

Prince is one of the few who can indulgently shred and keep it tasteful

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in accordance with everything else Prince did during his lifetime

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Don’t know the exact answer but it is probably something John Frusciante did

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Any of the solos that don’t involve Billy Corgan

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@JMascis to thread

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I love his solos in the song Get Me. It seems like the sort of over-the-top thing you’d hate but it’s just incredible

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Enjoyed Jonny Greenwood’s solos when he still did them.

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YouTube says it’s this

Most recently enjoyed his effortless soloing even on this interview

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Old Slow Hands

The one in Glory Box by Portishead

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