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The best album by Grateful Dead is American Beauty which is ranked number 259 in the overall greatest album chart with a total rank score of 10,912.

Grateful Dead is ranked number 152 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 22,731.

Members who like this artist also like: The Beatles, Pink Floyd and The Rolling Stones.

Grateful Dead official website: http://www.dead.net

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Grateful Dead best albums

The following albums by Grateful Dead are ranked highest in the greatest album charts:

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RankAlbumArtist
1.

American BeautyUnited States Grateful Dead
Year of Release:1970Appears in:455 charts
Rank in 1970:14Rank Score:10,912
Rank in 1970s63Overall Rank:259
Average Rating:  80/100 (655 votes)
Comments: 36 comments
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2.

Workingman's DeadUnited States Grateful Dead
Year of Release:1970Appears in:197 charts
Rank in 1970:30Rank Score:2,970
Rank in 1970s207Overall Rank:861
Average Rating:  80/100 (335 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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Live/DeadUnited States Grateful Dead
Year of Release:1969Appears in:184 charts
Rank in 1969:35Rank Score:1,950
Rank in 1960s119Overall Rank:1,244
Average Rating:  80/100 (216 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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Europe '72United States Grateful Dead
Year of Release:1972Appears in:78 charts
Rank in 1972:33Rank Score:1,515
Rank in 1970s330Overall Rank:1,530
Average Rating:  82/100 (119 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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Anthem Of The SunUnited States Grateful Dead
Year of Release:1968Appears in:112 charts
Rank in 1968:37Rank Score:956
Rank in 1960s197Overall Rank:2,254
Average Rating:  76/100 (146 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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The Grateful DeadUnited States Grateful Dead
Year of Release:1967Appears in:67 charts
Rank in 1967:49Rank Score:476
Rank in 1960s290Overall Rank:3,833
Average Rating:  75/100 (110 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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Wake Of The FloodUnited States Grateful Dead
Year of Release:1973Appears in:44 charts
Rank in 1973:80Rank Score:474
Rank in 1970s710Overall Rank:3,849
Average Rating:  75/100 (83 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Blues For AllahUnited States Grateful Dead
Year of Release:1975Appears in:55 charts
Rank in 1975:74Rank Score:451
Rank in 1970s733Overall Rank:3,997
Average Rating:  75/100 (92 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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ReckoningUnited States Grateful Dead
Year of Release:1981Appears in:39 charts
Rank in 1981:78Rank Score:438
Rank in 1980s645Overall Rank:4,093
Average Rating:  72/100 (57 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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AoxomoxoaUnited States Grateful Dead
Year of Release:1969Appears in:63 charts
Rank in 1969:88Rank Score:355
Rank in 1960s354Overall Rank:4,872
Average Rating:  75/100 (87 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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Overall band rank: 152

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Grateful Dead best tracks

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1.Dark Star
(from the album Live/Dead)
 88/100 (58 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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2.Box Of Rain
(from the album American Beauty)
 87/100 (147 votes)
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3.Friend Of The Devil
(from the album American Beauty)
 87/100 (153 votes)
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4.St. Stephen
(from the album Live/Dead)
 86/100 (52 votes)
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5.Uncle John's Band
(from the album Workingman's Dead)
 86/100 (80 votes)
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6.Ripple
(from the album American Beauty)
 86/100 (133 votes)
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7.Touch Of Grey
(from the album In The Dark)
 86/100 (41 votes)
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8.Casey Jones
(from the album Workingman's Dead)
 86/100 (76 votes)
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9.Truckin'
(from the album American Beauty)
 85/100 (144 votes)
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10.Sugar Magnolia
(from the album American Beauty)
 85/100 (133 votes)
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11.The Eleven
(from the album Live/Dead)
 84/100 (46 votes)
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12.Weather Report Suite
(from the album Wake Of The Flood)
 84/100 (14 votes)
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13.Brown-Eyed Woman
(from the album Europe '72)
 84/100 (17 votes)
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14.China Cat Sunflower
(from the album Aoxomoxoa)
 84/100 (20 votes)
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15.Franklin' Tower
(from the album Blues For Allah)
 84/100 (22 votes)
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16.Dire Wolf
(from the album Workingman's Dead)
 83/100 (52 votes)
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17.Turn On Your Love Light
(from the album Live/Dead)
 83/100 (44 votes)
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18.Eyes Of The World
(from the album Wake Of The Flood)
 83/100 (13 votes)
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19.Death Don't Have No Mercy
(from the album Live/Dead)
 83/100 (36 votes)
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20.China Cat Sunflower
(from the album Europe '72)
 83/100 (10 votes)
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Grateful Dead ratings

Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 77 votes)
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The Grateful Dead is, imo, the greatest live band of all time. They provided a live experience that is unparalleled and one that will never be replicated. If you're looking to "get" the Dead and you're listening to studio stuff, you're in the wrong place. The band's peak is generally regarded to have been from 1968-1974; any released material from those years is going to be best of the best. The later years have their moments but really aren't on the same level. For beginners I highly recommend any of the Dick's Picks volumes from those peak years, particularly the 72-74 years, as well as Live/Dead, Europe '72, Sunshine Daydream, Winterland 1973, The Grateful Dead Movie Soundtrack, and One and Two From The Vault. Listening to the Grateful Dead is a very different listening experience than normal studio albums. Relax and throw on a show front to back; you might be surprised what you find.
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From glynspsa
To me the pinnacle of American music. Jerry Garcia pre heroin was the greatest guitar player ever. Phil Lesh is in the discussion with Jaco Pastorious as greatest Bass player. Kreutzman is a fantastic drummer, and everyone who has ever played in a jam band wants a rhythm player like Weir. To me the best they can cover Dylan or the Beatles or play originals just as good as anyones. Hunter is in a class with Dylan as a wordsmith. Truly transcendent artists particularly from 67-75 and the in the dark period of 87-90. Live they are an unparalleled force creating unique listening experiences and set lists each night. There was truly nothing like a grateful dead concert and there never will be.
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just barely in the top 150 artists... they have at least 150 live albums, lol, some of which are nearly 100 CDs long (not a typo, see: 30 Trips Around the Sun). define epic, lol. they probably have the record for "most side project bands" as well, most likely in the lead by twice as much as the #2 band, w/e that might be. they're not just in a band, they didn't just influence a ton of bands, but they're actually directly responsible for 2 dozen bands. how they did it in a single lifetime is puzzling. you can't even rate these guys properly b/c you aren't familiar with a significant enough fraction of their work.

this music was their entire, long lives. easily top 5 most underrated artists on this site. I know an awesome guy who likes all older music and this is his fav band.

this site says enough: "Members who like this artist also like: Pink Floyd, The Beatles and The Rolling Stones." I could have predicted that.
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From O.T.
An outstanding force. Maybe the most inventive of all who followed the Beatles, either in songwriting as for opening new spaces. The sweetest harmonies, the darkest dissonances, the wisest words and the dullest moments, the most caring and the most demanding to their fans.
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From ironryan
Unbelievable that the Grateful Dead isn't in the top 10 artists. Seems like people's ratings are based on which artists can produce the most hit singles in a recording studio.

The Grateful Dead has played thousands and thousands of shows, each show being unique and each song being played in a unique way. Their instrumental talent is top notch, the lyrics are deep and far reaching. I really can't say enough.

Bands like R.E.M. and U2 literally manufacturer their music for the masses. Their music is catchy at best.
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55/100
They have talent, but I think a lot of their legacy is based on pretentious attitudes, and the sort of culture that revolved around them, rather than actual substance (well, musical substance anyway). They do have some good music, though.
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Rating:  
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They're OK, but the music doesn't match the cultural presence.
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85/100
A very good band.
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The Dead sound lives on and on and on. Spirited music for the ages. Have you got it now? Give it a try -- you will never be the same once you get it.
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