Rock’s overlooked few hit the top five

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My Top Five “Records to Play While Trying to Cry Myself to Sleep at Night”

1) Wilco-Summer Teeth- Wilco fans know this. The steel pedal in “Via Chicago” is ridiculously good.

2) Smashing Pumpkins-Siamese Dream- Billy is sooo sad. See “Today”: sounds upbeat, but no way, Holmes.

3) The Verve-Northern Soul- Beautiful, layered, complicated rock. Richard Ashcroft sings with a bucket of blooze.

4) Miles Davis-Kind of Blue- This jazz masterpiece is so good, I laugh myself awake.

5) The Jayhawks-Sound of Lies- Soulful, articulate rock with a little bit of twang, more bands should be like these guys.

My Top Five “Most Underrated Guitarists”

1) Mark Knopfler-Dire Straits- Who? He’s the guy with the headband who coined the now legendary “money for nothing and the chicks for free.” Oh, and he wasn’t bad with the ax either.

2) George Harrison-The Beatles and Solo- Even if his only guitar solo was on “While My Guitar Gently Weeps,” he’d still be on this list; his guitar was the anchor of The Beatles.

3) Rich Robinson-Black Crowes-The dude played along side Jimmy Page.

4) Alex Liefson-Rush.

5) C.C. Deville-Poison- Just kidding. He sucks.

(The real) 5) Jonny Greenwood-Radiohead-The only guitarist on this list I’ve seen live. He’s freakishly good.