The best album credited to Grateful Dead is American Beauty which is ranked number 345 in the overall greatest album chart with a total rank score of 5,495.
Grateful Dead is ranked number 169 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 14,305.
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- John Perry Barlow
- Jerry Garcia
- Bob Weir
- Robert Hunter
- Mickey Hart
- Tom Constanten
- See also:
- Jerry Garcia & John Kahn
- Jerry Garcia & Merl Saunders Band
- Paul Kantner & Jefferson Starship
- Jerry Garcia & David Grisman
- Howard Wales & Jerry Garcia
- Jerry Garcia Band
- New Riders Of The Purple Sage
- Merl Saunders / Jerry Garcia / John Kahn / Bill Vitt
- Jerry Garcia And Merl Saunders
- Jerry Garcia / David Grisman / Tony Rice
- The Allman Brothers Band Featuring Jerry Garcia
- Robert Hunter And Jim Lauderdale
- Duane Allman / Bob Weir / Jerry Garcia
- Bob Weir And Rob Wasserman
- Mickey Hart / Zakir Hussain / Sikiru Adepoju / Giovanni Hidalgo
- Hart Valley Drifters
- Jerry Garcia Acoustic Band
- Dose Hermanos
- Jorma Kaukonen And Tom Constanten
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This artist is rated in the top 2% of all artists on BestEverAlbums.com. This artist has a Bayesian average rating of 80.7/100, a mean average of 79.3/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 81.4/100. The standard deviation for this artist is 17.9.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
They're OK, but the music doesn't match the cultural presence.
A very good band.
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