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The Greatest Guitar Albums Of All Time: Inside the new issue of Total Guitar

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This month, Total Guitar has conducted a series of polls on to decide the greatest guitar albums of all time. With a poll for each decade from the 60s to the 2010s and 2020s, a staggering 150,000 votes were cast! Inside the mag you'll find an epic 50+ page cover feature profiling the guitar playing on the top 10 albums of each decade, with every number one getting an in-depth examination, either from the guitarist who made the record or a player notably influenced by it. And you can pick up a few playing tips along the way with our tab lessons.


Samantha Fish

"It's mind-boggling!" – Samantha Fish hails the album voted the greatest of the 1960s

Jimmy Page

"We were firing on all cylinders!" – Led Zeppelin's legendary guitarist reveals how he created the masterpiece that topped Total Guitars 70s poll

Joe Satriani

"It sounds like so much fun!" – One shred icon salutes the work of another, as we analyse the no.1 album of the 80s

Matt Tuck

"It's a phenomenon!" – One half of Bullet For My Valentine's twin-axe attack, Matt Tuck explains how TG's greatest album of the 90s influence him

Mark Tremonti

"It has a lot of emotion!" – Mark Tremonti on the album that saved Alter Bridge

Jake Kiszka

"We were exploding with creativity!" – Jake Kiszka on creating classic rock for a new generation

Learn To Play:

Thin Lizzy - The Boys Are Back In Town

Foals - Wake Me Up

Post Malone - Circles


Positive Grid Spark Mini amp

Epiphone Jerry Cantrell signature Les Paul Custom Wino & Prophecy

Boss RE-2 Space Echo

TC Electronic SCF Gold stereo chorus/flanger pedal


First Steps In Guitar: Funk guitar techniques for beginners


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Total Guitar editors
Total Guitar editors

Total Guitar is one of Europe's biggest guitar magazines. With lessons to suit players of all levels, TG's world-class tuition is friendly, accessible and jargon-free, whether you want to brush up on your technique or improve your music theory knowledge. We also talk to the biggest names in the world of guitar – from interviews with all-time greats like Brian May and Eddie Van Halen to our behind the scenes Rig Tour features, we get you up close with the guitarists that matter to you.