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 Top 10 Shred Albums of All Time by Guitar World 
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Post Top 10 Shred Albums of All Time by Guitar World
10 - "Greg Howe" Greg Howe

9 - "Speed Metal Symphony" Cacophony

8 - "Michael Lee Firkins" Michael Lee Firkins

7 - "Powers of Ten" Shawn Lane

6 - "Surfing With the Alien" Joe Satriani

5 - "Passion and Warfare" Steve Vai

4 - "Edge of Insanity" Tony MacAlpine

3 - "Mind’s Eye" Vinnie Moore

2 - "Live: Extreme Volume" Racer X

1 - "Rising Force" Yngwie Malmsteen

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Wow... that's actually pretty fuckin' awesome. :shock: :)

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I'm really happy Racer X is in there, and at 2nd place! Live: Extreme Volume is indeed a really awesome album, it contains versions of Gone Too Far and Loud And Clear that are zillions times better than the studio versions, and of course it contains great unrecorded songs like She Wants Control and Skit Skat Wah. My personnal favorite album of RX is of course Second Heat... but I'm not complaining.

I also totally agree with Rising Force at n°1. That album is permanently in my top 5 favorite albums of all time.

I'm satisfied with the rest of the list... perhaps I would have put the songs in a different order, but it doesn't really matter.

Michael Angelo Batio, Rusty Cooley and Impellitteri aren't in the list... but I don't miss them. If one of them had to be on the list though, I'd put Impellitteri... I love 17th Century Chicken Picking.

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I think it's great to see Michael Lee Firkins on the list. People seem to have forgotten about him, but I think he's better than ever!

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but gregs first album is awful....

even HE hid for 5 years after releasing it!!!

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I'm glad that the X is in the list and the 2nd position. but imo it is 10 times better than rising force

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MissMisstreater wrote:
but gregs first album is awful....

even HE hid for 5 years after releasing it!!!

yeah thats what i was thinking.


its an ok list, i can think of better ones tho.

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Good list, I would have put most of those albums on a list of my own.

edit: Racer X has a fucking live album in the top 10, I think that says something about how talented they are.

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I agree that Rising Force should be in the top spot. That was an important groundbreakng album, and one that really introduced neo-classical/shred to the masses. Since it was Yngwie's first solo record, he was really hungry...and it showed (in the musical sense, NOT the literal sense you smart-asses :twisted: :lol: )! His playing was so amazing and fresh on that album.

I'm also really pleased to see that T-Mac's "Edge of Insanity" made it in the top 5. A few months ago I re-purchased that CD from Amazon (in my continuing effort to re-claim all my lost shred albums that I used to own back in the day). When I put it on I suddenly felt ashamed that I forgot how completely mutherfuckingbad-ass that album was, and clearly needed to be reminded as to how much of a monster player Tony was (and still is). I just assumed the rest of the world forgot about him and his contributions to that genre back in the 80's, and now just dimiss him as "the guy who plays keyboards and additional guitars for Steve Vai". I'm glad to see that isn't the case.

That damn MacAlpine CD hasn't left my cd changer since I got it. If any of you guys have a chance to get it, do so! You won't regret it. Image

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Personally I'm really pleased to see "Mind's Eye" on the list, I love that album. Not every song is a standout and there are some dated keyboard sounds from "T-Mac," but to me it's quintessential to the era of shred albums and Vinnie remains somewhat unique on it.


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Grant wrote:
Personally I'm really pleased to see "Mind's Eye" on the list, I love that album. Not every song is a standout and there are some dated keyboard sounds from "T-Mac," but to me it's quintessential to the era of shred albums and Vinnie remains somewhat unique on it.


Absoutely! Minds Eye is on my list of one of the CD's I need to re-purchase! 8)

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wheres van halen I ?

:evil: :evil: :evil:

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MissMisstreater wrote:
wheres van halen I ?

:evil: :evil: :evil:



I agree. Van Halen I is pivotal in the shred movement IMO. If not shred, then definitely top spot in a "Most Important Guitar Albums" list. That along with Blizzard of Oz.


On another note, I had Passion and Warfare in my CD player for MONTHS when I was a freshman in High School. No one understood me and my love for that pink CD.


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VH isn't shred... imho. EVH is fast... but he isn't really shred.

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That's a pretty accurate list. I don't think I would really change it.


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What issue of GW is this in? (year/month)
Or was it one of their online polls?
If it was online, do you have a link? Because searching their site does NOT bring up the cool stuff like this, which sucks.

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It is a very good list.

I love all the albums there, and own them all, except from MLF´s one...should pick it up soon :twisted:

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LoQ wrote:
I agree that Rising Force should be in the top spot. That was an important groundbreakng album, and one that really introduced neo-classical/shred to the masses. Since it was Yngwie's first solo record, he was really hungry...and it showed (in the musical sense, NOT the literal sense you smart-asses :twisted: :lol: )! His playing was so amazing and fresh on that album.

I'm also really pleased to see that T-Mac's "Edge of Insanity" made it in the top 5. A few months ago I re-purchased that CD from Amazon (in my continuing effort to re-claim all my lost shred albums that I used to own back in the day). When I put it on I suddenly felt ashamed that I forgot how completely mutherfuckingbad-ass that album was, and clearly needed to be reminded as to how much of a monster player Tony was (and still is). I just assumed the rest of the world forgot about him and his contributions to that genre back in the 80's, and now just dimiss him as "the guy who plays keyboards and additional guitars for Steve Vai". I'm glad to see that isn't the case.

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LoQ, if you're into really odd progressive music, you should pick up Live at Oz by Planet X. Tony plays a lot of intense and awesome guitar on that album. It isn't for the faint hearted though, and a lot of the stuff isn't for the average listener.


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Can't see how you missed it, Jenn. It was on the opening page :)

http://www.guitarworld.com/article/top_10_shred_albums

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Very good list, but I miss Jason Becker Perpetual Burn. :P 8)

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