01. My Bloody Valentine - Loveless (Sire)Proving that guitar-rock would not be left out of the 'studio as instrument' revolution.
02. The Feelies - The Good Earth (Coyote/Twin Tone) Gorgeous acoustic strumming that is nearly an ambient sheen. This is the reason I bought a twelve-string guitar.
03. Seefeel - Quique (Too Pure) Guitars turned into synthesized loops and drones, like Fripp wrestling with Richard James.
04. Television - Marquee Moon (Elektra) This album will make you realize the guitar solo can actually have a place in music.
05. Cocteau Twins - Victorialand (4AD) Robin Guthrie's infamous guitar textures at their most evocative.
06. Spacemen 3 - Recurring (Silvertone/BMG) Guitars as pulsating rhythm boxes, like a techno Velvets.
07. Radiohead - Kid A (EMI) There are a lot more guitars on this album then everyone thinks.
08. Fripp and Eno - Evening Star (EG Editions) An early manifesto suggesting that being a guitarist shouldn't trap one in a corner.
09. New Order - Power, Corruption, and Lies (Quest/Warner Bros.) No one was really confused back then about a dance band prominently featuring guitars.
10. Yo La Tengo - And Then Nothing... (Matador) Very simple, but still pulling the 6-string down some new pathways.