50 Greatest Guitar Albums

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highhouset

How bout any one of Blue Oyster Cults first 4 albums? Take your pick. Listening to Donald (Buck Dharma)Roesers' lead guitar playing always gets my adrenaline going!

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steeldan33

As my username suggests, I'm a serious fan of the Dan. I'm a professional solo jazz guitarist now but in my formative years I'd spend hours with my Garrard turntable, which had a 16 RPM setting (which slows the solos down and makes them sound an octave lower!), and, along with my Steely Dan albums, I developed my ear and my fingerstyle lead technique (which I consider a MUST for solo jazz!), along with a cool array of chops that helped create the foundation, along with many other influences, of course, for what is now my own, unique "style". Maybe Steely Dan didn't make your cut because they didn't always have the same players on every track, but I think some of the best guitar-work I've ever heard can be found within their body of work from "Can't Buy a Thrill" until "Gaucho". Case in point: Larry Carlton's intro to "Don't Take Me Alive" off of "The Royal Scam" is sort of a musical extravaganza on its own. Shame on y'all for skipping Steely Dan on your "50 Greatest Guitar Albums"!.

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kevshrm

How can UFO Strangers in the Night be excluded. Michael Schenker gets no respect on these top 50 lists. It is a shame that these writers always overlook one of the best ever.

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warlock6510

I was surprize Hotel calafornia didn,t make the list

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matthew5613

Ummmm, Where the h3ll is The Layla Album and At Filmore East???

If you play guitar, you must have those two albums.
Any list with "guitar" and "greatest" in the title that does not include Skydog is like having thanksgiving without turkey.

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whatever87

Metallica should be the number 1 the Black Album Because it has one of the best songs on it like Enter Sandman it has a kool ref and a kool music video

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uv7x77

Jeff loomis' solo album should be here, that album is such an epic, it might even rival some of steve vai's albums

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cammal

What is this list really about? is it the most popular guitar albums of all time, or the best selling guitar albums of all time? Its definitely not the best guitar albums of all time

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jaxx555

Typical List.

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rush_fanatic13

I am extremely happy with Moving Pictures' inclusion. I also agree with most of the albums, but I have some queations. Where's Back in Black????????? That is a legendary record. No AC/DC isn't a good thing. Some of these albums are also questionable. I mean, the White Stripes? Come on, guys...

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aero999

First of all i Do aggree with a majority of the albums on here, but WHERE IS THE AEROSMITH??? I'm not just saying this because they are my favorite band but seriously, toys in the attic, and rocks or any aerosmith album ever made has better guitar playing on it than the pink floyd album on here and other ones too.

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alphacat

Elephant is an awesome album, maybe one of the best ever in the guitar realm, my sympathies if you can't hear it.

However, Dark Side of the Moon is not a "guitar' album in my book and certainly not Wish You Were Here - Animals seems a better choice - Floyd isn't really a guitar band - at least not as I think of them - not to say Gilmore isn't a fine player.

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cobain_vedder

I can't take this seriously with out King Crimson's Red/Starless and Bible Black/Lark's Tongue in Aspic/In the Court of the Crimson King, Genesis' Nursery Cryme, Eric Johnson's Ah Via Musicom, and Yes' Close to the Edge.

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tipsy_mcstagger

I cant seem to understand why Television's Marquee Moon didn't make the list, the quintessential guitar album??

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captainnj

Deep Purple "Machine Head" doesn't make the list and you expect this list to be taken seriously?

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rttech82

Excellent dude, could not have said it better myself.

RT
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dangerous_toy69

what the hell were they thinking when they put white stripes album in the top list of anything...no talent non playing crap...they should be erased from history!

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