500 Greatest Albums of All Time

Rolling Stone's definitive list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.

Grateful Dead, 'Anthem of the Sun'

288. Grateful Dead, 'Anthem of the Sun'

Warner Bros., 1968

The Dead's second album was built from multiple live performances and studio takes, which were faded in and out of each track to re-create the alchemy of the band's shows. Jerry Garcia said, "We really mixed [the album] for the hallucinations, you know?"

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