Guitarist
UK Magazine

March 2000 issue
101 Essential Guitar Albums: The Vinyl Collection

1. The Jimi Hendrix Experience
2. Van Halen
3. Nirvana
4. John Mayall's Bluesbreakers
5. Led Zeppelin
6. Steve Vai
7. The Beatles
8. Jeff Beck
9. The Rolling Stones
10. Radiohead

The rest (in roughly chronological order):
Robert Johnson
Charlie Christian
T-Bone Walker
Django Reinhardt
Les Paul (With Mary Ford)
Wes Montgomery
Carl Perkins
Chuck Berry
Elvis Presley
Muddy Waters
The Shadows
Bob Dylan
BB King
Shirley Collins & Davy Graham
The Who
The Byrds
Bert Jansch
Albert King
The Jimi Hendrix Experience
The Velvet Underground
Simon and Garfunkel
Cream
Fleetwood Mac
The Rolling Stones
Frank Zappa
Free
James Taylor
Santana
Neil Young
The Allman Brothers Band
Black Sabbath
Led Zeppelin
John McLaughlin & Mahavishnu Orchestra
Nick Drake
David Bowie

Deep Purple
ZZ Top
Richard & Linda Thompson
Joe Pass
Pink Floyd
Queen
The Eagles
Joni Mitchell
Boston
Rush
George Benson
Sex Pistols
Al Di Meola
Television
Dixie Dregs
Dire Straits
Thin Lizzy
Steely Dan
Pat Metheny Group
The Clash
Larry Carlton
The Police
Albert Lee
AC/DC
Pretenders
Ozzy Osbourne
Iron Maiden
Bonnie Raitt
Stevie Ray Vaughan
James Brown
Yngwie Malmsteen
The Smiths
Bon Jovi
Allan Holdsworth
Metallica
John Scofield
Guns 'n' Roses
Def Leppard
R.E.M.
Joe Satriani
U2
Robben Ford
Sonic Youth
Pixies
Jeff Beck
The Stone Roses
Eric Johnson
Gary Moore
Red Hot Chili Peppers
My Bloody Valentine
Rage Against the Machine
The Hellecasters
Oasis
The Smashing Pumpkins
Blur
Korn
Electric Ladyland
Van Halen
Nevermind
Bluesbreakers With Eric Clapton
II
Passion and Warfare
Abbey Road
Blow by Blow
Sticky Fingers
OK Computer


King of the Delta Blues Singers
The Genius of the Electric Guitar
The Complete Capitol/Black & White Recordings
Djangology
The Legend and the Legacy
Smokin' at the Half Note
Original Sun Greatest Hits
The Chess Box
Elvis Presley
The Best of Muddy Waters
The Shadows
The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan
Live at the Regal
Folk Roots, New Routes
The Who Sings My Generation
Fifth Dimension
Jack Orion
Born Under a Bad Sign
Are You Experienced
The Velvet Underground and Nico
Bookends
Wheels of Fire
Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac
Beggars Banquet
Hot Rats
Fire and Water
Sweet Baby James
Abraxas
After the Goldrush
At Fillmore East
Paranoid
IV
The Inner Mounting Flame
Pink Moon
The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and
the Spiders From Mars
Made in Japan
Tres Hombres
I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight
Virtuoso
Wish You Were Here
A Night at the Opera
Hotel California
Hejira
Boston
2112
In Flight
Never Mind the Bollocks
Elegant Gypsy
Marquee Moon
What If
Dire Straits
Live and Dangerous
Aja
Pat Metheny Group
London Calling
Larry Carlton
Regatta de Blanc
Hiding
Back in Black
Pretenders
Blizzard of Oz
The Number of the Beast
Green Light
Texas Flood
Star Time
Rising Force
Hatful of Hollow
Slippery When Wet
Metal Fatigue
Master of Puppets
Still Warm
Appetite for Destruction
Hysteria
Document
Surfing With the Alien
The Joshua Tree
Talk to Your Daughter
Daydream Nation
Doolittle
Guitar Shop
The Stone Roses
Ah Via Musicom
Still Got the Blues
Blood Sugar Sex Magik
Loveless
Rage Against the Machine
The Return of the Hellecasters
Definitely Maybe
Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness
Blur
Life is Peachy