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Crank your amp... (no particular order)

Paul
 
Revolver
Revolver
"Let me just say this list is by no means complete (see end) apart from Revolver being my favourite album (any of The Beatles albums here could be my favourite!) Pure creative genius."
Euphoria Morning
Euphoria Morning
"Chris Cornell - such talent, stunning songwriter and amazing vocals. I cannot stress enough how good this album is. Also check out Soundgarden and Audioslave."
Abbey Road
Abbey Road
"Their last (recorded) album and a fitting finale. What's remarkable to me is the massive output of quality in just 7 years. They revolutionised music and we'll never see their like again."
Highway To Hell
Highway To Hell
"The original kick ass rock and roll band! A guitarist's dream for unforgettable riffs. Unmistakeable mix of rock, blues and boogie make them unique. Dersevedly one of the greats. Best intro ever....."
The La's
The La's
"This is a cracker! Fantastic songs - great melodies and vocals. Liked the way they stuck to short songs (leave 'em wanting more!). Gutted there were no further albums."
Superunknown
Superunknown
"Awesome album... I'm not sure what to say except if you truly love guitar based rock then it doesn't get much better than this. Great songs, exceptional vocals. Play LOUD."
The Traveling Wilburys
The Traveling Wilburys
"A 'supergroup' album that works... great songs, vocals and harmonies and you can sense the fun they had making it. The final track 'end of the line' made poignant by Roy Orbison's death shortly after."
Word Gets Around
Word Gets Around
"Stunning debut offering. You can hear it's refreshing originality in the quality of songs and the enthusiasm of a first album. Kelly Jones is exceptionally talented. 'You Gotta Go There' is very close"
Armed Forces (Expanded Edition)
Armed Forces (Expanded Edition)
"In the good old days of vinyl I just missed out on securing the fold out sleeve! Brilliant songs from a talented songwriter. First 'proper' album I ever owned (never bought a single in my life!)"
Love Songs for the Hearing....
Love Songs for the Hearing....
"Witty storytelling lyrics and energetic pumping country influenced rock and roll. Some stunning guitar picking and lead work. A gem."
Woodface
Woodface
"Neil Finn's one of the great melody writers, the lyrics aren't bad either! Some exceptional songs here that immediately immerse your senses (does that sound cheesy?!)"
Rubber Soul
Rubber Soul
"A definite change of direction from the 'innocent' melodies of a Hard Day's Night and more mature writing of 'Help' to what was the start of the revolutionary Revolver/Pepper period."
Different Light
Different Light
"Not taken seriously by many but these girls are very talented. Some great songs with stand out harmonies. The original 'girl' band, the Spice Girls are a complete joke in comparison."
Don't Point Your Finger
Don't Point Your Finger
"Tight rock'n'roll at a frenetic pace! Fantastic harp playing and they're pretty hot at a spot of blues too. Music to drive to!"
Led Zeppelin IV
Led Zeppelin IV
"It's all already been said about Zep and particularly 'Stairway'! Indulgent rock at it's best, killer riffs and just a thumping tight band. Just edges 'II'."
BBC Sessions
BBC Sessions
"The greatest guitarist ever. Period. If only there was more good concert footage!! 'Red House' from 'Hendrix In The West' shows this guy also felt the blues instinctively. Genius."
Plastic Ono Band
Plastic Ono Band
"Lennon's 'angst' project to exorcise some demons. Along the way he produces a phenomenally 'honest' album benefitting from the raw sound."
Hard Again
Hard Again
"Muddy's 'come back' album of 1977. It's pure joy and pleasure to hear one of the last legends of the blues recorded well and the enjoyment shines through this recording!"
Couldn't Stand The Weather
Couldn't Stand The Weather
"One of the greatest guitarists and a particular hero of mine. The first album of Stevie's I bought and what a turn on! A tragic loss especially considering he'd only been recording for about 7 years."
Dark Side of the Moon
Dark Side of the Moon
"Everyone knows this, one of the all time classics. A slice of history. And a mention for Dave Gilmour's fantastic lead work!"
Eliminator
Eliminator
"I'll never forget hearing this for the first time at an impressionable age and it just blew me away! These guys can boogie! This is how a 3 piece band should be."
Who's Better Who's Best: Very Best of the Who
Who's Better Who's Best: Very Best of the Who
"It's a compilation this time and no self respecting student of rock history should be without The Who. Townsend's another legend. One of the finest live bands ever. Part of Rock history."
Van Halen (Reissue)
Van Halen (Reissue)
"A little cheesy sounding in places now but undeniably some classic tracks here and it was Eddie's emergence as a power guitarist. Roth's vocals are spot on."
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
"The most influential album in history. This album was recorded on a 4 track and it never ceases to amaze me. Hats off to George Martin, the true 'fifth' Beatle."
25 Greatest Hits
25 Greatest Hits
"Early British rock from another who died too soon. Amazingly 'Jealous Girl' is missing from this comp. Here's to all I couldn't fit in - Kinks/Small Faces/Berry/Cochran/Vincent/Holly/Bowie etc........"