Top 10 Classic Shred Albums

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ceramic_magneto

For once, you guys have a great top ten list!!! I have most of these and they are always a great listen.

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kidsteachguitar2kids

Excellent list! Our favorite guitarists: Yngwie, Gilbert, Vai, Satriani, & Rhoads.
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RattandRoll

Yngwie at the 55th Grammy Awards Show 2013

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XteeKntmda8

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jcoolj59

U almost have to say Jimi Page Zep 2...and Eddie VH 1 & 2 and lets not forget Electric Ladyland-Hendrix: Those inspired most on the list.

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cmd1971

Yngwie is a obnoxious tool and his playing is nothing special. It has no feel. Mondays have a feel. Wednesdays and Fridays have a feel but Yngwie, has no feel.

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mklotz

Obnoxious ? yes. But has feel and yes he plays great. Reason why he gets to play for a living and you get to write nasty things about him. Give him the respect he deserves and move on.

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RattandRoll

Project much ah?

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axis_of_evil

This is a pretty good list. Racer X live as number 2?? No way. And come on, Joe Satch and Steve Vai are 2 and 3 after Yngwie!! Also Guthrie Govan (Erotic Cakes) has to be on this list. Honorable Mention: David T. Chastain (Instrumental Variations) Jeff Loomis (Zero Order Phase) Joey Tafolla (Infra Blue or Plastic) Stephen Ross (Midnight Drive)

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istillsuckatguitar

Perfect.

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jdpicker59

Where is Ritchie Blackmore? He invented neo-classical guitar Shredding! What about the solo in Child In Time? Highway Star? Burn? There are many others I could mention, but really man! You guy's are more trendy than that damn stupid MTV.....And EVH? Even without the 2 handed tapping, still an amazing guitarist! Just listen to the 1st 4 albums....jeeze!

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kapets

I was born in 1986 and from my whole childhood till 2004 I used cassettes.

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RattandRoll

Yngwie's Rising Force is a classic! A masterpiece.

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mrmetalhead

Uh, Rust in Peace?!

mattd62

First off where are Dick Dale,Jimi Hendrix, Jeff Beck, Alvin Lee, Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, Al DiMeola, John Mclaughlin, Allan Holdsworth, Steve Howe,Frank Marino, Ritchie Blackmore, and Many others of the sixties and seventies who Inspired the players on your so called definitive list. Not to mention Eddie Van Halen, the founder of the later day Shred technique.

Even if you confine the time Period from the early 80's to now, I would add a few Guitarist for your consideration, like David T Chastain ("The seventh of never"--and many other's), and Chris Impelliteri.

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erickbandeira

Hey folks .. I am 40 years old and I saw all them were born .. I can say you forgot JASON BECKER "perpetual burn" and Nuno "extreme" Bitencourt "Pornografitti" and there is another fantastic guy .. Richie Kotzen!

next time don't forget these guys!!

hug

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rrsscc2009

Guitar World surely missed ONE big shrapnel and one of the greatest shredders ever : RICHIE KOTZEN !! he should be on the 10 `th spot with greg howe with their album tilt (duo guitar a la cacphony)

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kenguard

Malmsteen played the bass lines on albums starting with Trilogy. Trilogy Suite Opus 5 should be experienced by any guitarist or bassist. 4 string shredding... it can happen! Glad to see Satriani, Vai and McAlpine in the list.

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paullatour

i'd move the jason/marty album up but other than that it seems all right

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awesomo41894

Good list, but they do need MAB on this list instead of Greg Howe, and some Rob Marcello should be on here too.
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axis_of_evil

Racer X Live as the number 2 shred record?? Come on, I love Racer X but that record does not have the depth that some of the other records on this list have. Too many songs with vocals!!!

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asylumlake

yngwie malmsteen's debut album was in 1984. any self respecting malmsteen fan(especially someone writing a story in a metal magazine)should know that.

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masterskipworth

I wonder if guitar world has checked out the album Nocturne by The Human Abstract?

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kingheadshot

Yngwie Malmsteen is the best

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rhoads667

wat about michale angelo batio

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voodoovibe

I've heard them all, and they all burn. But I think I'd bump Michael Lee, for Jeff Loomis' Zero Order Phase...just my opinion.

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