What are the best anti-riffs in rock?

Graham Coxon

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BBC Radio 2 listeners have picked their favourite riffs in music, with Led Zeppelin’s Entire Lotta Love topping the listing. However 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 options the likes of Candy Youngster O’ Mine by Guns N’ Roses, AC/DC’s Back In Black, Cash For Nothing by Dire Straits and Deep Purple’s Smoke On The Water.

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

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