American Beauty (studio album) by Grateful Dead

American Beauty by Grateful Dead
Year: 1970
Overall rank: 343rd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 766 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1970 (16th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1970s (88th)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (343rd)
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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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Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 766 votes)
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11/13/2022 22:02 willtoshower  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 1,40473/100
 
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This album is rated in the top 2% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 80.1/100, a mean average of 79.2/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 80.2/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.7.

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80/100
From 09/06/2022 17:09
Favorite GD Studio album
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75/100
From 01/13/2022 21:12
I am not Grateful Dead fan but that was decent record.
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85/100
From 01/05/2022 17:05
Una de las dos joyas country rock de Grateful Dead (la otra es Workingman's Dead).
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60/100
From 01/04/2022 14:16
Only getting round to this in 2021. Didn't know any of their stuff or back ground so able to listen to it fresh with no preconceptions. Didn't really get it grabbing me. Attics Of My Life was top track.
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75/100
From 09/29/2021 03:11
When I was younger, I felt like "Operator" killed the momentum of the album and then "Candy Man" did nothing to revive it. These days I appreciate those songs a lot. It is interesting to listen to things again after many years and see how one reacts differently.
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100/100
From 06/23/2021 01:26
It's hard to believe that jam band icon Grateful Dead made one of the finest country-rock records of all time, filled with simple and focused melodies instead of improvisation and psychedelic experimentation. It's flawed, yet perfect. Wistful, yet charming. Loose, yet effortfully assembled.

Essential.

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80/100
From 03/18/2021 16:12
calm real music with harmonies, harmonica. type of country and folk mix. very nice.
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From 12/06/2020 14:59
Arguably my favorite studio album by one of my favorite live bands.
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65/100
From 12/05/2020 14:19
Their most accessible and enjoyable album, despite never having been a fan of country. Overall, 65/100.
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From 11/02/2020 15:39
For me A. B is almost perfect, listen this record is the most energetic and spiritual experience in rock music, the best of the large discography of Grateful dead, this has an interesting mix of Folk, Country, blue grass, psychedelic, and a bit of hard rock.....very recommendable.
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