The Hollow Years solo on LAB is amazing.
People who dislike it always complain about the fact that there's shredding and how it doesn't belong in a song like that, but I say that's bullcrap. First of all, there's been a number of DT songs where people complained about how JR interpreted the keyboard parts and say, "It's not just about what he plays, but how he plays it."
And that statement applies to JP as well. Yes, there might be some shredding on the Hollow Years solo, but when he plays that solo, that shredding sounds like the guitar is weeping. It's not, "Badass angry metal" shredding, it's powerful, emotional shredding, which completely fits into a song like Hollow Years.