The Best Guitar Solos Of All Time!

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#1

Fucking hate guitar solos, so none of them.


#2

Am I allowed to give a serious answer?


#3

Of course


#4

Aye, lets. Guitar solos rule!

Obviously, this.

Always loved the weird swelling buzzsaw solo in Cruel as well


#5

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.


#6

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!


#7

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


#8

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.


#9

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


#10

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


#11

in accordance with everything else Prince did during his lifetime


#12

i thought everyone agreed that it’s that prince once where he throws his guitar in the air at the end and it never comes down?


#13

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


#14

Any of the solos that don’t involve Billy Corgan


#15

@JMascis to thread


#16

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


#17

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


#18

YouTube says it’s this


#19

Most recently enjoyed his effortless soloing even on this interview


#20

Old Slow Hands