American Beauty (album) by Grateful Dead

American Beauty
American Beauty by Grateful Dead (1970)
Overall rank: 260th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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80/100 (from 668 votes)
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Award Top 20 albums of 1970 (14th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1970s (64th)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (260th)

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

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Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 83 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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From Junomoogmello 08/20/2019 19:42
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!
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From MrsHippy 02/15/2019 07:04
Great country rock album!
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From Madrocker 01/10/2019 16:46
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.
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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 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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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 RoundTheBend 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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Best Albums of 1970
1. Paranoid by Black Sabbath
2. After The Gold Rush by Neil Young
3. Bridge Over Troubled Water by Simon & Garfunkel
4. John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band by John Lennon
5. Led Zeppelin III by Led Zeppelin
6. All Things Must Pass by George Harrison
7. Moondance by Van Morrison
8. Bitches Brew by Miles Davis
9. Fun House by The Stooges
10. Layla And Other Assorted Love Songs by Derek & The Dominos
11. Let It Be by The Beatles
12. Loaded by The Velvet Underground
13. Cosmo's Factory by Creedence Clearwater Revival
14. American Beauty by Grateful Dead
15. Déjà Vu by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
16. Black Sabbath by Black Sabbath
17. Tea For The Tillerman by Cat Stevens
18. Deep Purple In Rock by Deep Purple
19. Atom Heart Mother by Pink Floyd
20. Abraxas by Santana


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