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Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Guitarists, Guitarists, Guitarists

Posted by on July 26 at 10:24 AM

Xiu Xiu guitarist Jamie Stewart has written an idiosyncratic top-10 guitarists list with cracked-genius commentary up on Pitchfork today. Included is Seattle’s Sam Mickens of the Dead Science. Stewart’s essay begins promisingly with these sentences:

The only reason I thought about writing about great guitar players is because of the complicated personal relationship I have with the guitar. I think it is the most boring instrument, and I can say with and without hostility that I hate guitar players generally.

His insights are highly entertaining and infuriating in equal measuremuch like Xiu Xiu’s music.