On Fridays, we usually like to take a break from the
important work of updating the TG website with pictures of
guitar freakery (opens in new tab)
random YouTube videos (opens in new tab)
and the occasional
news story (opens in new tab)
and kick back with some
pictures of guitar freakery, random YouTube videos and the occasional news
Today, however, is different. Today, we awoke with a new
sense of purpose. Today, we decided on the Top 5 Most Controversial Top 5 Lists...
Obviously, so we don´t get fired, this is music-related.
The Top 5 Music Websites on Top5Websites.co.uk (opens in new tab)
This list is controversial for three reasons. 1) TG has
never heard of two of the sites on the list, and we spend all day browsing
music websites. 2) TG is not on this
list. 3) There are only FOUR items in this top five. If your website is going to specialise in Top 5s, it should probably understand the basic idea behind the concept.
The Top 5 [of the Top 100] Guitarists of All Time on Rollingstone.com (opens in new tab)
Yeah, it´s Rolling Stone and they used to know about good
music, before they started putting Britney Spears on the cover of every other
issue, but usually guitarists can´t agree who´s the best in the room, let alone everyone that´s ever
The Top 5 Guitar Riffs on MusicRadar.com (opens in new tab)
Our web-based brethren took their lives in their hands when they
compiled the Top 50 Guitar Riffs OF ALL TIME. A bold and noble quest, they
wisely skirted culpability by putting it to the public vote, so if you don´t
agree, it´s your own fault.
The Top 5 Guitar Most Memorable Guitar Intro Riffs on Gibson.com (opens in new tab)
When the guys over at the Gibson guitar blog put together
this list of the Top 5 Guitar Intros on a lazy Wednesday, they probably didn´t
realise that it would spark a commenting frenzy (15 counts as a frenzy, right?)
on TG´s social network sites, not to mention the VERY LIST YOU´RE READING.
The Top 5 Guitar Solos on QtheMusic.com (opens in new tab)
“ ‘Killer Queen´ as third best guitar solo ever? Nah mate.”
While there are some very interesting additions in their broader Top 20 list
(kudos for the Mick Ronson nod - he´s chronically underrated), Q´s Top 5 Guitar
Solos contains some odd choices. Still, solos seem to provide more cause for
disagreement than any other element of guitar-play. They´re so subjective that
it´s impossible to agree on any definitive list…
Unless someday TG decides to do another one, in which case all of
the above will be discounted and ours will be the best one.