Jason O. Gilbert
Though I like the cross-genre experimentation thing in theory, I can’t help but wish that most of the songs that got the hybrid treatment were just done by bands with a good electric guitarist in them. Can you imagine what the Black Lips, King Khan & The Shrines, Times New Viking, etc., might have done with the songs that Heems, Deradoorian, and Chelsea Wolfe transformed with little added value?
Granted, I like the morning benders and Final Fantasy cuts, and Soma now sounds like a nice little Saturday afternoon track by Tennis, but other than that, I would have loved to have heard what a shit-kicking garage rock group might have done. Oh well. Maybe next year when you do Guitar Romantic.