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American Beauty (album) by Grateful Dead 

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American Beauty
American Beauty by Grateful Dead (1970)
Overall rank: 245th   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 619 votes)
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Accolades: Top 20 albums of 1970 (13th)
Top 100 albums of the 1970s (61st)
Top 500 albums of all time (245th)

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Grateful Dead bestography

American Beauty is ranked as the best album by Grateful Dead.

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American Beauty ratings

Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 619 votes)
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75/100
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76/100
 
90/100
11/12/2018 19:57
75/100
 
85/100
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76/100
 
80/100
10/15/2018 15:00
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From Ashmark 02/14/2018 02:23
Enjoyable but not enough to make me a Deadhead.
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From Medelsvensson 12/13/2017 09:15
Very nice country-rock album! Best songs are Ripple, Sugar Magnolia, Friend of the devi, box o rain and truckin
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From Drzozzy 02/12/2017 11:10
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From albumceleste 08/03/2016 01:00
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.
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95/100
From garycottier 05/09/2016 19:11
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.
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From sethmadsen 03/25/2016 16:24
How is Ripple not a "track pick Top-rated track as rated by BestEverAlbums.com members."

Possibly one of the greatest songs ever written.
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From spinout 02/11/2016 19:31
A very consistent collection of songs.
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From reelcolonel 10/22/2015 18:20
I own hundreds of cd's (passe now, I know :-()spanning from post-WWII jazz to Muse and Arcade Fire, and I've come to the conclusion that this is my favorite album ever. It's just dead (pun sorta intended) solid perfect. That's pretty amazing that a band known more for their concerts than studio albums produced such a masterpiece as this. The entire record is great, but is there a prettier song ever recorded than "Ripple"?? Wow!
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From gtroda 01/29/2015 20:33
Best Track: Truckin'
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From Mez123 10/13/2014 19:03
I go back and forth as to what was their best studio album. this is just fantastic! "Box Of Rain", ""Ripple", "Attics Of My Life", "Sugar Magnolia", "Till The Morning Comes" being my favs. I prefer Sugar and Friend Of the Devil as done with their live arrangements but they work here. The little tune "operator" from PigPen I enjoy too. Not a big fan of "Candyman" but what an album. MEZ
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