When an artist achieves fame while still in their teens, it usually spells doom for any hope of a long-lasting career in the fickle world of popular music. One big hit and then they disappear as soon as the cuteness factor wanes. Michelle Branch has been a very conspicuous exception to this rule; which is why her career has been so fascinating to watch over the last 16 years.
RPM’s Jeff Nolan dives into the art of the riff in popular music and runs down his top 15 most important and impactful riffs of all time. He claims his list is definitive. That’s a pretty bold claim.