Someone who makes a quite full-on, unabashed claim for inclusion in this particular category and has done throughout his entire career. Whether you find it all rather mannered, (which it irrefutably is), and I have done rather a lot over the years, he gets Peter Buck's vote and ultimately that's good enough for me so he's getting mine here. I'm certainly quite partial to the Soft Boys, who definitely deserve kudos for going utterly against the prevailing grain during their time in addition to their wonderful guitar sound, something Hitchcock never quite recaptured in his solo years. Plus he's sure to make even the most cynical smile at some point along the line. Here's one of the very best songs he's written.