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    Bucky Ramone
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    Free with the August edition of MOJO magazine comes a booklet, with "the 100 greatest guitar albums" according to the MOJO staff.

    Strangely they did not include any Dinosaur Jr. albums (or Pavement or the Feelies…) :slap:

    The complete list:

    Working backwards from 2003
    ELEPHANT WHITE STRIPES
    THE BENDS RADIOHEAD
    SPIDERLAND SLINT
    NEVERMIND NIRVANA
    LOVELESS MY BLOODY VALENTINE
    STONE ROSES STONE ROSES
    SURFER ROSA PIXIES
    SONGS ABOUT FUCKING BIG BLACK
    REIGN OF BLOOD SLAYER
    EVOL SONIC YOUTH
    PSYCHOCANDY JESUS AND MARY CHAIN
    NEW DAY RISING HUSKER DU
    THE SMITHS THE SMITHS
    METALLICA KILL ‘EM ALL
    PIRATES CHOICE ORCHESTRA BAOBAB
    FIRE OF LOVE GUN CLUB
    DAMAGED BLACK FLAG
    BACK IN BLACK AC/DC
    BOY U2
    METAL BOX P.I.L.
    C’EST CHIC CHIC
    VAN HALEN VAN HALEN
    NEVER MIND THE BOLLOCKS SEX PISTOLS
    RAMONES RAMONES
    MARQUEE MOON TELEVISION
    PHYSICAL GRAFFITI LED ZEPPELIN
    ZUMA NEIL YOUNG
    RADIO MALI ALI FARKA TOURE
    SHEER HEART ATTACK QUEEN
    3 + 3 ISLEY BROS.
    HENRY THE HUMAN FLY RICHARD THOMPSON
    EXILE ON MAIN STREET STONES
    BURNIN’ THE WAILERS
    INTO THE PURPLE VALLEY RY COODER
    THE MAN WHO SOLD THE WORLD BOWIE
    A TRIBUTE TO JACK JOHNSON MILES DAVIS
    THE INNER MOUNTING FLAME MAHAVISHNU ORCHESTRA
    MAGGOT BRAIN FUNKADELIC
    HOT RATS ZAPPA
    CURTIS/LIVE CURTIS MAYFIELD
    SEX MACHINE JAMES BROWN
    PARANOID BLACK SABBATH
    ABRAXAS SANTANA
    CLOUDS JONI MITCHELL
    THEN PLAY ON FLEETWOOD MAC
    IN THE COURT OF THE CRIMSON KING KING CRIMSON
    THE STOOGES THE STOOGES
    TROUT MASK REPLICA CAPTAIN BEEFHEART
    VINCEBUS ERUPTUS BLUE CHEER
    WHITE LIGHT/WHITE HEAT V.U.
    QUICKSILVER MESSENGER SERVICE Q.M.S.
    BORN UNDER A BAD SIGN ALBERT KING
    DISRAELI GEARS CREAM
    WE ARE PAINTERMEN CREATION
    PIPER AT THE GATES OF DAWN PINK FLOYD
    NASHVILLE WEST NASHVILLE WEST
    JACK ORION BERT JANSCH
    ARE YOU EXPERIENCED JIMI HENDRIX
    KING OF THE DELTA BLUES SINGERS ROBERT JOHNSON
    LIVE AT THE ALBERT HALL BOB DYLAN
    THE YARDBIRDS ( AKA ROGER THE ENGINEER ) YARDBIRDS
    MR TAMBOURINE MAN BYRDS
    BRIGHT LIGHTS AND COUNTRY MUSIC RICK NELSON
    REVOLVER BEATLES
    THE SEAL OF THE BLUE LOTUS ROBBIE BASHO
    THE TRANSFIGURATION OF BLIND JOE DEATH JOHN FAHEY
    MY GENERATION THE WHO
    FOLK, BLUES & BEYOND DAVY GRAHAM
    LIVE AT THE REGAL B.B.KING
    GETZ/GILBERTO JAOA GILBERTO
    THE INCREDIBLE JAZZ GUITAR OF WES MONTGOMERY
    LINK WRAY AND THE WRAYMEN LINK WRAY
    SOUL D’ERN ERNEST RANGLIN
    THE KINKS THE KINKS
    SURFER’S CHOICE DICK DALE
    HOWLIN’ WOLF HOWLIN’ WOLF
    FEELIN’ THE SPIRIT GRANT GREEN
    GREEN ONIONS BOOKER T
    THE SHADOWS THE SHADOWS
    CHUCK BERRY IS ON TOP CHUCK BERRY
    LET’S HIDE AWAY AND DANCE AWAY FREDDIE KING
    BEST OF MUDDY WATERS MUDDY WATERS
    BLUES AFTER HOURS ELMORE JAMES
    TEENSVILLE CHET ATKINS
    HAVE "TWANGY" GUITAR WILL TRAVEL DUANE EDDY
    FREIGHT TRAIN…. ELIZABETH COTTEN
    NEW ORLEANS STREET SINGER SNOOKS EAGLIN
    BO DIDLEY BO DIDLEY
    AND THE ROCK N’ ROLL TRIO JOHNNY BURNETTE
    ELVIS PRESLEY ELVIS PRESLEY
    I’M JIMMY REED JIMMY REED
    GENE VINCENT AND THE BLUE CAPS GENE VINCENT
    GOOD ‘UNS OTIS RUSH
    THE ORIGINAL SOURCE T-BONE WALKER
    THE GENIUS OF THE ELECTRIC GUITAR CHARLIE CHRISTIAN
    THE ORIGINAL SOUL SISTER ROSETTA THARPE
    THE EP COLLECTION LES PAUL
    FOLK SONGS OF THE HILLS MERLE TRAVIS
    SWING DE PARIS DJANGO
    SCREAMIN’ AND HOLLERIN, THE BLUES CHARLIE PATTON

    From mojo4music.com, the Mojo BBS, with some interesting discussions…. 8)

    #95317

    king pong
    Participant

    that list sucks

    #95318

    AGAP
    Participant

    No MC5…Wayne Kramer & Fred Sonic Smith guitar gods are passed over :shock:

    Wonder if Mojo ever paid J for that Mudhoney review he did for them, you’d think they’d include at least one Dinosaur Jr :!:

    Public Image metal box one of the greatest guitar albums… :shock:

    #95319

    Bucky Ramone
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    In their top 100 of guitarists from couple of years ago J. was number 29……. (and Wayne Kramer is at 61) 8)

    You can find that list here.

    Scientists will have quite a job comparing the two lists (guitarists / albums / songs) :twisted:

    #95320

    SG
    Participant

    Weird list,for blues guitarists where`s Blind Blake and Lonnie Johnson?most blues fans never heard of Snooks Eaglin so why is he there :?: :?

    #95321

    malcom
    Participant

    At least they included Marquee Moon. :roll:

    #95322

    everyonelovesjaron
    Participant

    Only like 7 records from the 90s to present and Elephant is one? Bahleeted.

    #95323

    Aatos
    Participant

    I really dont understand what albums like elephant and boy do in this list!!??:(
    But im gladly surprised that mahavishnu orchestra had their album here! :D

    #95324

    rambleon
    Participant

    oops ! missed this topic the 1st time round … thanks VF for pointing it out … :D

    i guess it’s all a matter of opinion …

    i bet the panel had a difficult time limiting themselves to just 100 albums …

    as for the difference in lists … it looks like the guitarist list was compiled 7 years ago, so maybe they have different writers/editors w/different tastes now ?

    #95325

    Dinosaur_snr
    Participant

    These lists are always probematic because there’s a fair amount of subjectivity involved. I don’t really think they should include really recent stuff (i.e. Elephant). Some time needs to pass before an album can separated from the hype surrounding it and to see if it has aged well.

    #95326

    elephant is like the third best ‘stripes album.

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