You could disagree with the albums, but it’s hard to debate the artists who made Guitar World’s 10 Essential Classic Rock Guitar Albums: Van Halen, Aerosmith, Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Hendrix, The Who, The Stones, The Beatles.
Personally, I would swap Are You Experienced? for Electric Ladyland and Wish You Were Here for Dark Side of the Moon, and I do not count myself among those who believe Exile On Main Street is The Stones’ masterpiece, but let’s not quibble.
Except: The Doors? Really? The Doors debut album is absolutely an essential part of the Classic Rock catalogue, but who considers them a guitar band? And - with all due respect - who puts a ton of effort into learning how to play like Robby Krieger? I didn’t even remember his name.
Not to take anything away from The Doors well-deserved legendary status, but on a list of essential guitar albums, I think we’d be better served by the likes of AC/DC, Dire Straits, Clapton or Petty. Little bit more distinguished guitar playing came from those cats.