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    Quote Originally Posted by simulatedworld View Post
    It's not that what he's doing isn't difficult, just that it's not really unique.
    If it sounds good, who cares if its unique? I would much rather listen to derivative music that sounds good than unique or original music that bores me to tears. And I would also much rather listen to eighties metal/hard rock rather than the Beatles, just like I would rather read horror/detective novels by modern writers rather than Poe, even though the latter was far more groundbreaking.

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    My favorite solo:
    [YOUTUBE="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6KgbSnCZfM"]Green Carnation - Light of Day, Day of Darkness[/YOUTUBE]
    It is part of an hour long song, the solo starts at 1:39 in this video. Not a very technically complex solo I guess, but I don't care about technicality, I just find it to be extremely beautiful.

    Runner up:
    [YOUTUBE="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TVSpsVS7JzM"]maudlin of the Well - Blight of River Systems[/YOUTUBE]
    The guitar solos start at 3:39 and go on all the way to the end. A lot more technicality and complexity here.

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    Here are two:
    [YOUTUBE="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m9ohBMozCzI&feature=related"]"High Hopes (solo) - David Gilmour, Royal Albert Hall[/YOUTUBE]

    [YOUTUBE="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y3yG8ecnJRQ"]High Hopes (solo) - David Gilmour, Meltdown festival[/YOUTUBE]
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    [YOUTUBE="hTdMJuu9qYg"]Hit Me with your Best Shot[/YOUTUBE]

    I love Neil Giraldo's solo in this song. It's one of those memorable ones that's not just musical jacking off--it really fits the song, and there are no notes that don't belong there. Also, I could, right this very moment, sing this entire solo from memory. That's usually the case with the ones that really stand out to me.
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    I'm not a particular fan of Joe Perry's playing, but I always thought this solo was amazing, and actually a natural extension of the song.

    [YOUTUBE=1qRTu5I2loY]Aerosmith - Dude Looks Like A Lady[/YOUTUBE]
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    [youtube="fLad9MjyT70"]Cliff Burton bass solos = Awesomness[/youtube]

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    ^ I always thought somebody should have informed him that Metallica already had two guitar players.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lowtech redneck View Post
    If it sounds good, who cares if its unique? I would much rather listen to derivative music that sounds good than unique or original music that bores me to tears. And I would also much rather listen to eighties metal/hard rock rather than the Beatles, just like I would rather read horror/detective novels by modern writers rather than Poe, even though the latter was far more groundbreaking.
    See, this is a difficult topic.

    The way I see it, there are two methods of evaluating art.

    One is entirely subjective--what you like is up to you and I can't really argue with that. If you enjoy Poison more than you enjoy the Beatles, fair enough.

    But then there's the whole quasi-objective "general consensus of supposedly informed people" thing, which, while it can't be proven, seems to be given a certain amount of weight anyway.

    You can't prove that Hendrix was better at guitar than I am, but if I make a claim to the contrary I won't be taken very seriously.

    I have no intention of disputing what you should or should not enjoy...I'm attempting to approximate objectivity by considering critical consensus of the informed.

    So when I say The Beatles are better than Poison, I don't mean that your opinion that Poison is more enjoyable than The Beatles is invalid...that's just not really what I'm referring to.
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    I like the guit solo in 'Owner of a Lonely Heart' by YES. BADASS.

    There is a Zawinul Syndicate tune called Bona Fortuna with a bass solo by Richard Bona. It's truly stunning.

    Check this one out instead:

    YouTube - Richard Bona - Bass Solo

    This is good guitar playing:

    YouTube - Gilfema - Tin Min

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