Here are a few ideas about what might constitute the great guitar albums of all time. How many have you got and what may be missing from the list? Think of all the magnificent (now) vintage guitars that produced these unique, exceptional and magical recordings.

This list is a bit of fun and is not intended to be comprehensive. The odd error may also have crept in, so I wouldn’t rely on it as a piece of research material. Apologies too if I’ve missed anything crucial…


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Guitar Albums:

1.       John Mayall's BluesbreakersBluesbreakers1966
2.       Captain BeefheartSafe As Milk1967
3.       CreamDisraeli Gears1967
4.       Jimi HendrixAre You Experienced1967
5.       The BeatlesSgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band1967
6.       Velvet Underground & NicoVelvet Underground & Nico1967
7.       Jimi HendrixElectric Ladyland1968
8.       Velvet UndergroundWhite Light/White Heat1968
9.       The BeatlesAbbey Road1969
10.    Frank ZappaHot Rats1969
11.    King CrimsonIn The Court Of The Crimson King1969
12.    Led ZeppelinLed Zeppelin II1969
13.    Black SabbathBlack Sabbath1970
14.    Black SabbathParanoid1970
15.    Neil YoungAfter The Goldrush1970
16.    SantanaAbraxas1970
17.    Allman Brothers BandLive At Fillmore East1971
18.    GongCamembert Electrique1971
19.    Jethro TullAqualung1971
20.    Led ZeppelinLed Zeppelin IV1971
21.    T. RexElectric Warrior1971
22.    The DoorsL.A. Woman1971
23.    The Rolling StonesSticky Fingers1971
24.    David BowieThe Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars1972
25.    Deep PurpleMade In Japan1972
26.    GenesisFoxtrot1972
27.    Neil YoungHarvest1972
28.    Nick DrakePink Moon1972
29.    T. RexThe Slider1972
30.    YesClose To The Edge1972
31.    David BowieAladdin Sane1973
32.    GenesisSelling England By The Pound1973
33.    John MartynInside Out1973
34.    John MartynSolid Air1973
35.    Lynyrd SkynyrdPronounced ’leh-’nerd ’skin-’nerd1973
36.    Mike OldfieldTubular Bells1973
37.    Pink FloydDark Side Of The Moon1973
38.    David BowieDiamond Dogs1974
39.    HawkwindHall Of The Mountain Grill1974
40.    Lynyrd SkynyrdSecond Helping1974
41.    QueenQueen II1974
42.    Rory GallagherIrish Tour '‘741974
43.    Bob Marley And The WailersLive! At The Lyceum1975
44.    Jeff BeckBlow By Blow1975
45.    Led ZeppelinPhysical Graffiti1975
46.    Neil YoungZuma1975
47.    Pink FloydWish You Were Here1975
48.    801801 Live1976
49.    Burning SpearGarvey’'s Ghost1976
50.    EaglesHotel California1976
51.    Peter ToshLegalize It1976
52.    Rush20121976
53.    Steve HillageL1976
54.    Thin LizzyJailbreak1976
55.    Fleetwood MacRumours1977
56.    John MartynOne World1977
57.    Sex PistolsNever Mind the Bollocks…... Here's the Sex Pistols1977
58.    Thin LizzyLive And Dangerous1978
59.    Van HalenVan Halen1978
60.    AC/DCHighway To Hell1979
61.    Public Image LtdMetal Box1979
62.    The ClashLondon Calling1979
63.    AC/DCBack In Black1980
64.    Judas PriestBritish Steel1980
65.    MotörheadAce Of Spades1980
66.    Talking HeadsRemain In Light1980
67.    The CureFaith1981
68.    Stevie Ray VaughanTexas Flood1982
69.    The CurePornography1982
70.    Iron MaidenPiece Of Mind1983
71.    ZZ TopEliminator1983
72.    Bruce SpringsteenBorn In The USA1984
73.    Stevie Ray VaughanCouldn'’t Stand The Weather1984
74.    U2The Unforgettable Fire1984
75.    Dire StraitsBrothers In Arms1985
76.    MetallicaMaster Of Puppets1986
77.    SlayerReign In Blood1986
78.    The CureKiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me1987
79.    Guns N' RosesAppetite For Destruction1987
80.    Joe SatrianiSurfing With The Alien1987
81.    Sonic YouthDaydream Nation1988
82.    The CureDisintegration1989
83.    MegadethRust In Peace1990
84.    Sonic YouthGoo1990
85.    John Lee HookerMr Lucky1991
86.    MetallicaMetallica1991
87.    NirvanaNevermind1991
88.    Primal ScreamScreamadelica1991
89.    Steve VaiPassion And Warfare1991
90.    Pearl JamTen1992
91.    Rage Against The MachineRage Against The Machine1992
92.    Sonic YouthDirty1992
93.    PanteraFar Beyond Driven1994
94.    BeckOdelay1996
95.    The White StripesThe White Stripes1999
96.    GorillazGorillaz2001
97.    The StrokesIs This It2001
99.    Green DayAmerican Idiot2004
100.    KasabianKasabian2004
101.         The KillsBlood Pressures2011
102.         Richard HawleyStanding At The Sky’'s Edge2012

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