- Audio CD (12 Nov. 2012)
- Number of Discs: 3
- Format: CD
- Label: EMI TV
- ASIN: B009Q54ML8
- Other Editions: MP3 Download
- Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars See all reviews (57 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 10,739 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
Greatest Guitar Riffs of All Time CD
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Greatest Guitar Riffs of All Time is a three disc compilation, jam-packed with classic rocking riffs, such as those heard in "My Sharona" and "Another One Bites the Dust". It also includes some more modern favourites like Kasabian's "Club Foot" and "Somebody Told Me" by The Killers.
Top Customer Reviews
As is always the case there is a lot of filler & old standards & the chances are that if you like any of these you'd have gotten them by now if you were ever going to get them.
These albums used to sell fine by CD release as they put a lot of tracks in one place which was convenient.
Now with MP3 it's just far too easy to collect you're own album together from your own library. Including gathering in the roughly chronological order shown here.
All this is secondary however to the fact that this album has absolutely nothing to do with guitar riffs.
The first section is the worst with some songs all but completely without anything even remotely like a guitar riff in them. Added to that is some real basic errors like the old Top of the Pops theme version of 'Whole lotta love' instead of Zeppelin's original!
The second section at least gets most of the tracks to have some recognisable riffing but this all collapses once more with disc 3, Coldplay's 'Yellow'?! If you like it then fine but it's hardly a guitar classic now is it?
It's hard to see the point in an album that doesn't contain what it claims to. I won't bore you with tracks missing as personal taste means too many to mention to keep everyone happy but surely the likes of ACDC, Jimmy Hendrix, Aerosmith, Blur, Oasis & even the darkness for crying out loud are better set for riff filled tracks than half of the tracks on here.
A pretty mediocre track listing that can't even achieve the album title's remit means that this is an overpriced cash in that doesn't deserve your hard earned.
So what we have here is yet another "Rock" compilation that to be fair manages to juxtapose EMF with Iron Maiden and the Beach Boys with the Ruts which may be a first, but check the track listing and if you are any sort of a "rock" fan you will already have 90% of these tracks already so while a decent enough collection this is hardly a Must Buy.
Save yourself some money and but one of the 6 disc 100 hits of rock type compilations. All the good ones are on there and none of the crap ones from this album.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Another person's idea of a compilation.
You'll like none, some or all of the tracks!