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The best album credited to Grateful Dead is American Beauty which is ranked number 308 in the overall greatest album chart with a total rank score of 6,296.

Grateful Dead is ranked number 160 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 15,444.

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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Total albums: 156. Page 1 of 16

This may not be a complete discography for Grateful Dead.This listing only shows those albums by this artist that appear in at least one chart on this site. If an album is 'missing' that you think deserves to be here, you can include it in your own chart from the My Charts page!

Grateful Dead bestography composition

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1930s 0 0%
1940s 0 0%
1950s 0 0%
1960s 4 0%
1970s 16 0%
1980s 6 0%
1990s 26 0%
2000s 48 0%
2010s 55 1%
2020s 1 0%
Compilation? Albums %
No 145 93%
Yes 11 7%
Live? Albums %
No 76 49%
Yes 80 51%

Grateful Dead best tracks

Include tracks from compilations & live albums | Exclude tracks from compilations & live albums The same track can appear on multiple albums, so excluding tracks from compilations and live albums helps to remove duplicates from this list.

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Rating: 87 (159 votes)Comments: 2
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(from the album American Beauty)
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Rating: 87 (169 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album American Beauty)
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Rating: 86 (147 votes)Comments: 4
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(from the album American Beauty)
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Rating: 86 (96 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album Workingman's Dead)
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Rating: 86 (89 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album Workingman's Dead)
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Rating: 85 (158 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album American Beauty)
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Rating: 85 (48 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album In The Dark)
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Rating: 85 (147 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album American Beauty)
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Rating: 84 (27 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Aoxomoxoa)
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Rating: 83 (28 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Blues For Allah)
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Rating: 83 (64 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Workingman's Dead)
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Rating: 83 (15 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album From The Mars Hotel)
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Rating: 83 (18 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Wake Of The Flood)
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Rating: 83 (17 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Wake Of The Flood)
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Rating: 82 (54 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Workingman's Dead)
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Rating: 82 (15 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Terrapin Station)
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Rating: 81 (118 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album American Beauty)
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Rating: 81 (116 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album American Beauty)
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Rating: 81 (7 votes)Comments: 0
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Grateful Dead ratings

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80/100 (from 84 votes)
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This artist is rated in the top 3% of all artists on BestEverAlbums.com. This artist has a Bayesian average rating of 79.7/100, a mean average of 78.9/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 80.3/100. The standard deviation for this artist is 18.1.

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From 04/23/2020 03:58
This band was larger than life more than just a rock band and it all starts with the music. You don’t have to experience the scene to appreciate the art although I’m sure it was something.
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From 02/07/2020 17:44
Like others have said most of the best Dead stuff is the live recordings, I really like some of their earlier albums are also pretty good. I think they are one of those bands you either get or hate, maybe a bit like the Rolling Stones for some people. Whatever you think they are exceptional musicians.
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From 05/11/2018 17:26
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 04/09/2017 13:49
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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From 10/24/2016 22:52
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 01/22/2016 00:46
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 11/17/2014 21:38
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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From 10/16/2013 08:01
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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From 08/13/2013 00:56
They're OK, but the music doesn't match the cultural presence.
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From 06/02/2013 19:39
A very good band.
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