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Old 06-02-2014, 11:27 AM
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Top Ten "Guitar" Albums

What do you think are the top ten records with the best guitar work?

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10.David Lee Roth - Eat 'Em And Smile
9.Dokken - Tooth And Nail
8.Yngwie J. Malmsteen - Odyssey
7.Europe - Wings Of Tomorrow
6.Ozzy Osbourne - The Ultimate Sin
5.White Lion - Pride
4.Van Halen - Fair Warning
3.Van Halen - 5150
2.Van Halen - Van Halen
1.Extreme - Extreme II: Pornograffiti
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Old 06-02-2014, 11:49 AM
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What do you think are the top ten records with the best guitar work?

Here's mine:
10.David Lee Roth - Eat 'Em And Smile
9.Dokken - Tooth And Nail
8.Yngwie J. Malmsteen - Odyssey
7.Europe - Wings Of Tomorrow
6.Ozzy Osbourne - The Ultimate Sin
5.White Lion - Pride
4.Van Halen - Fair Warning
3.Van Halen - 5150
2.Van Halen - Van Halen
1.Extreme - Extreme II: Pornograffiti
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Old 06-02-2014, 11:57 AM
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Probably easier to do favorite guitar work instead of best. That's a tough one.
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Old 06-02-2014, 12:00 PM
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4-6. Pantera - Metal Magic
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10. Pantera - I Am The Night
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Probably easier to do favorite guitar work instead of best. That's a tough one.
Agreed, that's what I should have put. Don't want annoying comments about how generic my list is, how it's a complete disregard to so many other classic albums, etc.
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Your point?
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Solid opening top ten!

Pantera's Vulgar Display of Power, Animals As Leaders self-titled, Meshuggah's Catch 33 and Jeff Loomis' first solo album would be in there for me. All of those are just on another plane in terms of the guitar and what can be done with song-writing and sounds with a guitar.
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Any of Steve Morse's solo albums (as opposed to SMB albums). Book of Shadows. Something by Trace Bundy. Something by Savatage. Diary of A Madman.

I'd also be tempted to go for Train of Thought. I know their heavier direction wasn't entirely appreciated by most, but the guitar playing on that disc is a different class.
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6.Ozzy Osbourne - The Ultimate Sin
Not even the best guitar work on an Ozzy Osbourne album.
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