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Their legacy will live on for years and with good reason: The Grateful Dead are one of the best rock bands of all time, one of the best jam bands and greatest psychedelic artists ever. List of the best Grateful Dead albums, including pictures of the album covers when available. This Grateful Dead discography is ranked from best to worst, so the top Grateful Dead albums can be found at the top of the list. To make it easy for you, we haven't included Grateful Dead singles, EPs, or compilations, so everything you see here should only be studio albums. If you think the greatest Grateful Dead album isn't high enough on the list, then be sure to vote for it so it receives the credit it deserves. Make sure you don't just vote for critically acclaimed albums; if you have a favorite Grateful Dead album, then vote it up, even if it's not necessarily the most popular. If you want to know, "What is the Best Grateful Dead album of all time?" or "What are the top Grateful Dead albums?" then this list will answer your questions. Examples include American Beauty and Aoxomoxoa.This list of popular Grateful Dead CDs has been voted on by music fans around the world, so the order of this list isn't just one person's opinion. You can use the albums in this list to create a new list, re-rank it to fit your views, then share it on Facebook, Twitter or any other social networks you belong to.
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American Beauty is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Grateful Dead Albums of All Time
American Beauty 1970

1. Box of Rain
2. Friend of the Devil
3. Sugar Magnolia
4. Operator
5. Candyman
6. Ripple
7. Brokedown Palace
8. Till the Morning Comes
9. Attics of My Life
10. Truckin'
11. Truckin' (Single Version) 
12. Friend of the Devil
13. Candyman
14. Till the Morning Comes"
15. Attics of My Life
16. Truckin'
17. Ripple
18. American Beauty radio promo 

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68 21
Workingman's Dead is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Grateful Dead Albums of All Time
Workingman's Dead 1970

1. Uncle John's Band
2. High Time
3. Dire Wolf
4. New Speedway Boogie
5. Cumberland Blues
6. Black Peter
7. Easy Wind
8. Casey Jones
9. New Speedway Boogie (alternate mix)
10. Dire Wolf (live)
11. Black Peter (live)
12. Easy Wind (live)
13. Cumberland Blues (live)
14. Mason's Children (live)
15. Uncle John's Band (live)
16. Radio promo

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57 21
Terrapin Station is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Grateful Dead Albums of All Time
Terrapin Station 1977

1. Estimated Prophet
2. Dancin' in the Streets
3. Passenger
4. Samson & Delilah
5. Sunrise
6. Terrapin Part 1
7. Peggy-O
8. The Ascent
9. Catfish John
10. Equinox
12. Dancin' in the Streets

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Blues for Allah is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Grateful Dead Albums of All Time
Blues for Allah 1975

1. Help on the Way
2. Franklin's Tower
3. King Solomon's Marbles
4. The Music Never Stopped
5. Crazy Fingers
6. Sage & Spirit
7. Blues for Allah

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43 13
From the Mars Hotel is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Grateful Dead Albums of All Time
From the Mars Hotel 1974

1. U.S. Blues
2. China Doll
3. Unbroken Chain
4. Loose Lucy
5. Scarlet Begonias
6. Pride of Cucamonga
7. Money Money
8. Ship of Fools

6
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Wake of the Flood is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Grateful Dead Albums of All Time
Wake of the Flood 1973

1. Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo
2. Let Me Sing Your Blues Away
3. Row Jimmy
4. Stella Blue
5. Here Comes Sunshine
6. Eyes of the World
7. Weather Report Suite

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Aoxomoxoa is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Grateful Dead Albums of All Time
Aoxomoxoa 1969

1. St. Stephen
2. Dupree's Diamond Blues
3. Rosemary
4. Doin' That Rag
5. Mountains of the Moon
6. China Cat Sunflower
7. What's Become of the Baby
8. Cosmic Charlie

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Anthem of the Sun is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Grateful Dead Albums of All Time
Anthem of the Sun 1968

1. That's It For The Other One
2. New Potato Caboose
3. Born Cross-Eyed
4. Alligator
5. Caution (Do Not Stop on Tracks)
6. Alligator (live)
7. Caution (Do Not Stop on Tracks) (live)
8. Feedback (live)
9. Born Cross-Eyed (single version)

9
32 16
Shakedown Street is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Grateful Dead Albums of All Time
Shakedown Street 1978

1. Good Lovin'
2. France
3. Shakedown Street
4. Serengetti
5. Fire on the Mountain
6. I Need a Miracle
7. From the Heart of Me
8. Stagger Lee
9. All New Minglewood Blues
10. If I Had the World to Give

10
25 16
In the Dark is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Grateful Dead Albums of All Time
In the Dark 1987

1. Touch of Grey
2. Hell in a Bucket
3. When Push Comes to Shove
4. West L.A. Fadeaway
5. Tons of Steel
6. Throwing Stones
7. Black Muddy River
8. My Brother Esau

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The Grateful Dead is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Grateful Dead Albums of All Time
The Grateful Dead 1967

1. The Golden Road (To Unlimited Devotion)
2. Beat It On Down the Line
3. Good Morning, Little School Girl
4. Cold Rain and Snow
5. Sitting on Top of the World
6. Cream Puff War
7. Morning Dew
8. New, New Minglewood Blues
9. Viola Lee Blues

12
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Go to Heaven is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Grateful Dead Albums of All Time
Go to Heaven 1980

1. Alabama Getaway
2. Far From Me
3. Althea
4. Feel Like a Stranger
5. Lost Sailor
6. Saint of Circumstance
7. Antwerp's Placebo (The Plumber)
8. Easy to Love You
9. Don't Ease Me In

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Birth of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Grateful Dead Albums of All Time
Birth of the Dead

1. Early Morning Rain
2. I Know You Rider
3. Mindbender (Confusion's Prince)
4. The Only Time Is Now
5. Caution (Do Not Stop on Tracks)
6. Can't Come Down
7. Stealin' (instrumental)
8. Stealin' (w/ vocals)
9. Don't Ease Me In (instrumental)
10. Don't Ease Me In (w/ vocals)
11. You Don't Have to Ask
12. Tastebud (instrumental)
13. Tastebud (w/ vocals)
14. I Know You Rider
15. Cold Rain and Snow (instrumental)
16. Cold Rain and Snow (w/ vocals)
17. Fire in the City

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Built to Last is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Grateful Dead Albums of All Time
Built to Last 1989

1. Foolish Heart
2. Just a Little Light
3. Built to Last
4. Blow Away
5. Victim or the Crime
6. We Can Run
7. Standing on the Moon
8. Picasso Moon
9. I Will Take You Home

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Rare Cuts and Oddities 1966 is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Grateful Dead Albums of All Time
Rare Cuts and Oddities 1966 2005

1. Walking the Dog
2. You See a Broken Heart
3. The Promised Land
4. Good Lovin'
5. Standing on the Corner
6. Cream Puff War
7. Betty and Dupree
8. Stealin'
9. Silver Threads and Golden Needles
10. Not Fade Away
11. Big Railroad Blues
12. Sick and Tired
13. Empty Heart
14. Gangster of Love
15. Don't Mess Up a Good Thing
16. Hey Little One
17. I'm a King Bee
18. Caution (Do Not Stop on Tracks)

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The Twilight Zone: Original So... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Grateful Dead Albums of All Time
The Twilight Zone: Original Soundtrack Recording, Volume One

1. The Twilight Zone '85 Main Title
2. Suite from "Nightcrawlers"
3. I of Newton
4. Children's Zoo 
5. Can She Type? 
6. Suite from "Shadow Man" 
7. Suite from "The Misfortune Cookie
8. Kentucky Rye - Part I 
9. Kentucky Rye - Part II 
10. Kentucky Rye - Part III
11. The Twilight Zone '85 End Credits

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Ante Up: the Built to Last Int... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Grateful Dead Albums of All Time