Artist: Jack White
Genre: Rock, blues
Number of albums: 1 solo album (about a cajillion with other projects)
Biggest hit to date: Love Interruption (of his solo work)
Song-writing prowess: 10
Lyricism power: 8
Modern day hero rating: 9
Bio: A modern songwriting icon, we've slipped Jack White into this list because, well, we can. His first solo effort proper, Blunderbuss, may have only arrived last year, but Jack White is a do-what-he-wants singer-songwriter in the Neil Young vein - dropping in and out of projects and solo work as the creative juices dictate. If you want to be fussy and keep things strictly acoustic, check out his contributions to the Cold Mountain soundtrack, or his one-off Fly Farm Blues. Either way, there are few modern writers that can compete with Mr White's contributions to guitar music.