“I have to have a Beatles album on a list like this, so I’m going with Rubber Soul. Drive My Car is such a great song with really cool guitar hooks in it – the solo is way out in front, very energetic. There’s a nice acoustic-folk element in Norwegian Wood, and Nowhere Man has those electrics that still sound incredible.
“The level of song craftsmanship is impeccable, of course, but the way The Beatles blended rhythm and lead guitars isn’t talked about nearly enough. Their arrangements from a guitar standpoint are so interesting; one part works beautifully with the next. As great as the songs are, what they did with their instruments is just as important.
“The song Girl is touching, infectious, dark, wistful, strange – and I just love the way the acoustic guitar sounds.”