2 Mar 2013

The Playlist: MY Top 20 NEW ROCK RIFFS

Now here is MY personal favorite riff list. I did my best to follow the rules, laid out by the original Edge Riff List meaning only songs that they would play on a new rock station like Edge 102.1, and only one song per artist (which makes for a more interesting list otherwise this entire list would be made up entirely of only RATM and QOTSA songs). This limitation also takes away from classic rock and metal songs (no Beatles here!).

20. "Downfall" by TRUSTCompany
19. "Last Resort" by Papa Roach
18. "Dammit" by Blink 182
17. "Down With The Sickness" by Disturbed
16. "Check My Brain" by Alice in Chains
15. "Schism" by Tool
14. "Romantic Rights" by Death From Above 1979
13. "Bulls On Parade" by Rage Against The Machine
12. "In My Place" by Coldplay
11. "El Scorcho" by Weezer
10. "Brain Stew" by Green Day
9. "Plug In Baby" by Muse
8. "Smells Like Teen Spirit" by Nirvana
7. "Mr. Brightside" by The Killers
6. "Interstate Love Song" by Stone Temple Pilots
5. "Enter Sandman" by Metallica
4. "No One Knows" by Queens Of The Stone Age
3. "Sweet Child O Mine" by Guns 'N Roses
2. "Slither" by Velvet Revolver
1. "Seven Nation Army" by The White Stripes

Slash himself calls "Seven Nation Army" this generation's "Smoke on the Water," as in the first song that everyone learns how to play on the guitar. A great riff is instantly recognizable and people should be able to hum along to it immediately and "Seven Nation Army" has this in spades.

1 comment:

  1. I'm glad Slither made 2nd. Probably one of my favourite songs of all time.
    Yeah, here comes the water, it comes to wash away the sins of you and I, this time!!!!