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Who are the best alternative guitarists of 2021?

Best in guitars 2021
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BEST IN GUITARS 2021: Our alternative category encapsulates the best of a varied selection of guitarists who swing the axe in truly unique ways.

Stretching across the worlds of alt rock, psychedelia, indie and heavier corners of the musical world, these players say something far more truthful, diverting and sonically ambitious than your average rock riffers. 

The shortlist below represents a small sample of the best alternative players to tour and/or release music this year. Who gets your vote?

Voting closes at midnight on 28 November.