100 Greatest Rock Guitar Albums

Criteria: These 'Greatest Rock Guitar Albums' were chosen for their exceptional guitar work, originality, & influence.

Rock Guitar Albums
  1. Are You Experienced - Jimi Hendrix
  2. Led Zeppelin II - Led Zeppelin
  3. Texas Flood - Stevie Ray Vaughan
  4. Van Halen - Van Halen
  5. Layla - Derek And The Dominos
  6. Electric Ladyland - Jimi Hendrix
  7. Blow By Blow - Jeff Beck
  8. Surfing With The Alien - Joe Satriani
  9. Berry Is On Top - Chuck Berry
10. Disraeli Gears - Cream
11. Machine Head - Deep Purple
12. Passion And Warfare - Steve Vai
13. Appetite For Destruction - Guns N' Roses
14. Paranoid - Black Sabbath
15. Fresh Cream - Cream
16. Axis: Bold As Love - Jimi Hendrix
17. Led Zeppelin IV - Led Zeppelin
18. Blizzard Of Ozz - Ozzy Osbourne
19. Dark Side Of The Moon - Pink Floyd
20. Sticky Fingers - The Rolling Stones
21. Rising Force - Yngwie Malmsteen
22. Master Of Puppets - Metallica
23. Ragged Glory - Neil Young & Crazy Horse
24. Wired - Jeff Beck
25. Ah Via Musicom - Eric Johnson
26. Chicago Transit Authority - Chicago
27. Maggot Brain - Funkadelic
28. Rust In Peace - Megadeth
29. Back In Black - AC/DC
30. The Smoker Your Drink, The Player You Get - Joe Walsh
31. Abraxas - Santana
32. Sing For You - The "5" Royales
33. Bluesbreakers With Eric Clapton - John Mayall
34. Have Guitar Will Travel - Bo Diddley
35. Yes Album - Yes
36. Gene Vincent - Gene Vincent & His Blue Caps
37. Innuendo - Queen
38. Speed Metal Symphony - Cacophony
39. Marquee Moon - Television
40. Quadrophenia - The Who
41. Exile On Main Street - The Rolling Stones
42. Queen II - Queen
43. Abbey Road - The Beatles
44. Liquid Tension Experiment - Liquid Tension Experiment
45. Fair Warning - Van Halen
46. Truth - Jeff Beck
47. Zuma - Neil Young & Crazy Horse
48. Queen - Queen
49. Hemispheres - Rush
50. Zoot Allures - Frank Zappa
51. For LP Fans Only - Elvis Presley
52. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin
53. The Chirping Crickets - Buddy Holly & Crickets
54. Lateralus - Tool
55. Pornograffitti - Extreme
56. After School Session - Chuck Berry
57. Rage Against The Machine - Rage Against The Machine
58. Green Onions - Booker T & The MG's
59. 1984 - Van Halen
60. Let There Be Rock - AC/DC
61. The Wall - Pink Floyd
62. The Battle Of Los Angeles - Rage Against The Machine
63. And Justice For All - Metallica
64. Argus - Wishbone Ash
65. Cricklewood Green - Ten Years After
66. Population Override - Buckethead
67. Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd
68. Technical Difficulties - Racer X
69. Perpetual Burn - Jason Becker
70. Lights Out - UFO
71. Far Beyond Driven - Pantera
72. Use Your Illusion I - Guns N' Roses
73. Surfer's Choice - Dick Dale
74. Bo Diddley - Bo Diddley
75. Blind Faith - Blind Faith
76. Couldn't Stand The Weather - Stevie Ray Vaughan
77. Ten - Pearl Jam
78. Screaming For Vengeance - Judas Priest
79. One Dozen Berries - Chuck Berry
80. Fragile - Yes
81. Have Twangy Guitar Will Travel - Duane Eddy
82. Teen Beat - Carl Perkins
83. Vulgar Display Of Power - Pantera
84. Chicago VIII - Chicago
85. Train Of Thought - Dream Theater
86. Scenes From A Memory - Dream Theater
87. Eat A Peach - Allman Brothers Band
88. Royal Scam - Steely Dan
89. Metallica (Black Album) - Metallica
90. Cuckoo Clocks Of Hell - Buckethead
91. Soul To Soul - Stevie Ray Vaughan
92. Viva Santana - Santana
93. Animals - Pink Floyd
94. Brainwashed - George Harrison
95. Use Your Illusion II - Guns N' Roses
96. Bridge Of Sighs - Robin Trower
97. What If - Dixie Dregs
98. Aenima - Tool
99. Slowhand - Eric Clapton
100. Diary Of A Madman - Ozzy Osbourne

101. Super Session - Mike Bloomfield/Al Kooper/Stephen Stills
102. Van Halen II - Van Halen
103. 461 Ocean Boulevard - Eric Clapton
104. Rumble - Link Wray
105. Let It Bleed - Rolling Stones
106. Powerslave - Iron Maiden
107. Escape - Journey
108. Jailbreak - Thin Lizzy
109. From The Cradle - Eric Clapton
110. Wildest Guitar - Mickey Baker
111. Liquid Tension Experiment II - Liquid Tension Experiment
112. Dragon's Kiss - Marty Friedman
113. Piece Of Mind - Iron Maiden
114. Loveless - My Bloody Valentine
115. Who's Next - The Who
116. Never To Be Forgotten - Eddie Cochran
117. Slaughter On Tenth Avenue - Mick Ronson
118. Ride The Lightning - Metallica
119. Kinks - The Kinks
120. Reign In Blood - Slayer
121. Rock 'n' Roll - Johnny Burnette & The Rock 'n' Roll Trio
122. BadMotorFinger - Soundgarden
123. The New Order - Testament
124. Great Southern Trendkill - Pantera
125. Evil Empire - Rage Against The Machine
126. Somewhere In Time - Iron Maiden
127. Cheap Thrills - Big Brother And The Holding Company
128. Stressfest - Steve Morse Band
129. Stained Class - Judas Priest
130. Master Of Reality - Black Sabbath
131. Red - King Crimson
132. Venus Isle - Eric Johnson
133. Dirt - Alice In Chains
134. Images & Words - Dream Theater
135. In Step - Stevie Ray Vaughan
136. Operation Mindcrime - Queensryche
137. Moving Pictures - Rush
138. Californication - Red Hot Chili Peppers
139. Black Light Syndrome - Bozzio Levin Stevens
140. The Unforgettable Fire - U2
141. Highway To Hell - AC/DC
142. Crystal Planet - Joe Satriani
143. Perfect Strangers - Deep Purple
144. Awake - Dream Theater
145. Number Of The Beast - Iron Maiden
146. Blood Sugar Sex Magik - Red Hot Chili Peppers
147. Dogman - Kings X
148. For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge - Van Halen
149. No More Tears - Ozzy Osbourne
150. Sonic Temple - The Cult

50 Greatest Live Rock Guitar Albums

  1. Live At The Fillmore - Derek And The Dominos
  2. Live At The Fillmore East - The Allman Brothers Band
  3. Tribute - Ozzy Osbourne/Randy Rhoads
  4. How The West Was Won - Led Zeppelin
  5. Made In Japan - Deep Purple
  6. Get Your Ya Ya's Out - Rolling Stones
  7. Live At Woodstock - Jimi Hendrix
  8. Live In San Francisco - Joe Satriani
  9. Right Here, Right Now - Van Halen
10. Wheels Of Fire - Cream
11. Roxy & Elsewhere - Frank Zappa
12. Live Scenes From New York - Dream Theater
13. Weld - Neil Young & Crazy Horse
14. G3 Live - Joe Satriani/Steve Vai/Eric Johnson
15. Live At Leeds - The Who
16. Live At Montreux - Stevie Ray Vaughan
17. Past Lives - Black Sabbath
18. Band Of Gypsys - Jimi Hendrix
19. Live Cream Vol. 1 - Cream
20. Live And Beyond - Eric Johnson
21. Bring Em Back Alive - Dixie Dregs
22. Live At Wembley - Queen
23. Official Live 101 - Pantera
24. Unleased In The East - Judas Priest
25. Robin Trower Live - Robin Trower
26. Pulse - Pink Floyd
27. Live After Death - Iron Maiden
28. All The World's A Stage - Rush
29. Live AT The BBC - The Yardbirds
30. Live At Budokan - Dream Theater
31. Live At Carnegie Hall - Chicago
32. Ummaguma - Pink Floyd
33. The Royal Albert Hall Concert - Bob Dylan
34. Unplugged - Alice In Chains
35. Live Extreme Vol. 1 - Racer X
36. Frampton Comes Alive - Peter Frampton
37. Live - Eagles
38. One More From The Road - Lynyrd Skynyrd
39. Unplugged - Eric Clapton
40. Live At The Fillmore East - Jimi Hendrix
41. Once In A Livetime - Dream Theater
42. Live At The Grand Olympic Auditorium - Rage Against The Machine
43. The Great Deceiver - King Crimson
44. Live AT Carnegie Hall - Stevie Ray Vaughan
45. Exit Stage Left - Rush
46. California Screamin - Dixie Dregs
47. Live Alive - Stevie Ray Vaughan
48. Live Cream Vol. 2 - Cream
49. Free Live - Free
50. Five Live Yardbirds - The Yardbirds

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Last Updated: 2005-02-15
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