What are the best anti-riffs in rock?

Graham Coxon

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BBC Radio 2 listeners have picked their favorite riffs in music, with Led Zeppelin’s Entire Lotta Love topping the record. But what of the more unconventional methods of enjoying?

BBC Radio 2 listeners have picked their top riffs from of an inventory of 100 options drawn up by a panel of Radio 2 and 6 Music DJs, critics and producers. Topped moderately predictably by Led Zeppelin and their 1969 hit Whole Lotta Love, the remainder of the highest 10 features the likes of Candy Youngster O’ Mine by Weapons N’ Roses, AC/DC’s Again In Black, Money For Nothing by Dire Straits and Deep Purple’s Smoke On The Water.

Apart from How Soon Is Now perhaps, the record is essentially made up of the burly titans of veteran rock. However what of those fretboard-bothering underdogs? Those with less swagger and pomp who play their guitars the incorrect approach?

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