American Beauty (album) by Grateful Dead
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American Beauty is ranked as the best album by Grateful Dead.
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Deserves to be in no1 position. So laid back and infectious it makes you want to join in with every track. Even if you can't sing! 'Attics Of My Life' is so simple yet so huge with the instruments stripped right back and the vocals being the primary instrument. Throughout the whole album the drums are set well back in the mix which works for their sound. A similar approach is taken with the organ on 'Truckin' where little flourishes are added here and there with a less is more approach. It works!
Great country rock album!
Lots of fun to listen to. It's one of those albums where you can just ride the music and enjoy. Best songs are Ripple, Sugar Magnolia (though not as good as the live version) and Truckin '. A must have for Deadheads.
Enjoyable but not enough to make me a Deadhead.
Very nice country-rock album! Best songs are Ripple, Sugar Magnolia, Friend of the devi, box o rain and truckin
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This one took some time to grew in me and now is one of my favourite albums of all time.
Not a GD fan even but this album is amazing.
It's also something to note the cohesion of the album. The whole is far greater than the sum of each song.
American beauty, is my favourite Grateful Dead album. It's also the strongest out of their two 1970 releases, this LP, and it's companion album, workingman's dead. Every song is just sublime. Box of rain, friend of the devil, and, brokedown palace, are all excellent, but best has to be the glorious, ripple, one of my favourite all time songs. Everything else is great too, from the country rock of, operator, to the mournful, attic's of my life, to the brilliant closing track, truckin'. A classic.
How is Ripple not a "track pick Top-rated track as rated by BestEverAlbums.com members."
Possibly one of the greatest songs ever written.
A very consistent collection of songs.
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