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Guitar Nerd Nirvana

Lynwood Lord "Lyn"
The list author says: "On the 20th anniversary of my first guitar lesson, what better way to celebrate than a list of all-time inspirational/brilliant guitar albums?"
Burning Organ
Burning Organ
"The most underrated/sorely overlooked guitar music ever: think Steve Miller/Hendrix/classic VH/Beatles in a harmonious stew."
Space Ship One
Space Ship One
"Nearly as good as 'Burning Organ.'"
Deviations
Deviations
"'Forced Entry' is genius."
Guitars & Other Cathedrals
Guitars & Other Cathedrals
"His first major release and best introduction to his work.  'The Irish Girl' and 'Tracy's Big Moment' are favorites.  Live, there is no one more charming."
Gordian Knot
Gordian Knot
"Ice cold oddball meter fun."
Naked City
Naked City
"Every possibility is here: jazz, metal, pop, soundtrack, white noise, rock, blues, etc., etc."
Liquid Tension Experiment 1
Liquid Tension Experiment 1
"Petrucci is a great cross between Satch and every metal player you can think of.  His tone is beyond over the top; it's also irresistible."
Origin of Symmetry
Origin of Symmetry
"Bellamy's voice, the distortion, the middle portion of this album -- brilliant. (Puh on the Radiohead comparisons!)"
Every Step of the Way
Every Step of the Way
"The first track alone is worth it.  I've played it 12,000 times and still can't get it right."
Lj Plays the Beatles
Lj Plays the Beatles
"I prefer this to the actual Beatles versions (sacrilege!). 'Strawberry Fields Forever' and 'Let it Be' are highlights."
Kiss My Axe
Kiss My Axe
"You can argue 'Elegant Gypsy' or 'Casino,' but this one has more, well, lushness (and a cuter cover model)."
Fair Warning
Fair Warning
"Runners-up include VH 1, 5150, and 1984."
Time's Up
Time's Up
"Vernon Reid is a messy fireball, God love him.  Check out 'Under Cover of Darkness' and 'Information Overload'"
Ohm
Ohm
"Poland's fusion work is very listenable, and the bass/guitar interaction is sublime. (The thrash triumvirate of 'Peace Sells,' 'Master of Puppets,' & 'Reign in Blood' [and 'Among the Living,' if you're feeling gracious] are givens.)"
Pornograffitti
Pornograffitti
"I hesitated to include because the (often cheese) vocals detract a bit.  But all in all, the one 80s/90s player who deserved the EVH junior tag."
Jurassic Shift
Jurassic Shift
"Their best.  Not a lot of guitar to be found, but the grooves are endless."
Aerial View
Aerial View
"Overlooked fusion band. Nice rhythms, great solos, and the occasional super-monstrous groove (e.g., 'The Lost Ghost')."
Passion & Warfare
Passion & Warfare
"His apex.  He's still great fun, but hasn't evolved much from the time this was released."
Joe's Garage Acts 1-2-3
Joe's Garage Acts 1-2-3
"My first introduction to Zappa. As with Stevie Ray Vaughn, a compilation makes more sense, but Act I never wears out."
Rumor And Sigh
Rumor And Sigh
"His voice is an acquired taste, but great lyrics, fills, and brilliant songwriting."
Oracle
Oracle
"His last release before his death. 'Sofa No. 1' (a Zappa cover) and 'Aura Muunta' are gorgeous."
Endless Road
Endless Road
"'Angelina' quickly became one of my all-time favorite guitar pieces. Check out the YouTube Korean tv broadcast -- perfection."
The Best of Django Reinhardt
The Best of Django Reinhardt
"Vital and unmistakable."
Riddle
Riddle
"Buy directly from his site. He's fantastic, a melange of Michael Hedges and other percussive fingerstyle players."
Freak Guitar
Freak Guitar
"A kitchen sink of (distorted) guitar sounds and techniques."
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"'TCLD' alone is worth the price of admission (see YouTube live version). Yes, Michael Hedges is all over his DNA, but this is joyous, thoughtful music."