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Grateful Dead: Blues For Allah (United Artists / Grateful Dead Records)

Bud Scoppa, Phonograph Record, September 1975

The first Dead album to be distributed by United Artists contains everything we’ve come to expect from the latter-day group and its offshoots: tuneless songs, flat and dry performances (especially vocally), and a general air closer akin to inertia than mellowness.

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