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The best album by The Byrds is The Notorious Byrd Brothers which is ranked number 731 in the overall greatest album chart with a total rank score of 2,774.

The Byrds is ranked number 223 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 11,042.

Members who like this artist also like: The Beatles, The Beach Boys and Pink Floyd.

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The Byrds best albums

The following albums by The Byrds are ranked highest in the greatest album charts:

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RankAlbumArtist
1.

The Notorious Byrd BrothersUnited States The Byrds
Year of Release:1968Appears in:215 charts
Rank in 1968:14Rank Score:2,774
Rank in 1960s76Overall Rank:731
Average Rating:  78/100 (275 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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2.

Sweetheart Of The RodeoUnited States The Byrds
Year of Release:1968Appears in:205 charts
Rank in 1968:16Rank Score:2,421
Rank in 1960s84Overall Rank:836
Average Rating:  77/100 (258 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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3.

Younger Than YesterdayUnited States The Byrds
Year of Release:1967Appears in:185 charts
Rank in 1967:21Rank Score:1,980
Rank in 1960s97Overall Rank:1,003
Average Rating:  78/100 (239 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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4.

Mr. Tambourine ManUnited States The Byrds
Year of Release:1965Appears in:182 charts
Rank in 1965:11Rank Score:1,468
Rank in 1960s125Overall Rank:1,286
Average Rating:  77/100 (206 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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5.

Fifth DimensionUnited States The Byrds
Year of Release:1966Appears in:140 charts
Rank in 1966:15Rank Score:1,155
Rank in 1960s148Overall Rank:1,571
Average Rating:  77/100 (173 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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Turn! Turn! Turn!United States The Byrds
Year of Release:1965Appears in:99 charts
Rank in 1965:19Rank Score:654
Rank in 1960s216Overall Rank:2,489
Average Rating:  76/100 (125 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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7.

The Byrds' Greatest Hits
Compilation
United States The Byrds
Year of Release:1967Appears in:15 charts
Rank in 1967:61Rank Score:234
Rank in 1960s377Overall Rank:5,543
Average Rating:  80/100 (49 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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The Ballad Of Easy RiderUnited States The Byrds
Year of Release:1969Appears in:19 charts
Rank in 1969:153Rank Score:114
Rank in 1960s634Overall Rank:9,630
Average Rating:  73/100 (30 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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9.

(Untitled)United States The Byrds
Year of Release:1970Appears in:19 charts
Rank in 1970:157Rank Score:109
Rank in 1970s1,550Overall Rank:10,050
Average Rating:  72/100 (28 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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10.

The Original Singles 1965 - 1967 Volume I
Compilation
United States The Byrds
Year of Release:1980Appears in:1 chart
Rank in 1980:199Rank Score:86
Rank in 1980s1,859Overall Rank:12,607
Average Rating:  71/100 (23 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Overall band rank: 223

This may not be a complete discography for The Byrds. 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!

The Byrds best tracks

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1.Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is A Season)
(from the album Turn! Turn! Turn!)
 87/100 (42 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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2.Eight Miles High
(from the album Fifth Dimension)
 86/100 (52 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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3.Mr. Tambourine Man
(from the album Mr. Tambourine Man)
 86/100 (63 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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4.My Back Pages
(from the album Younger Than Yesterday)
 86/100 (57 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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5.I'll Feel A Whole Lot Better
(from the album Mr. Tambourine Man)
 86/100 (57 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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6.Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is A Season)
(from the album The Byrds' Greatest Hits)
 85/100 (22 votes)
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7.Mr. Tambourine Man
(from the album The Byrds' Greatest Hits)
 85/100 (19 votes)
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8.Eight Miles High
(from the album The Byrds' Greatest Hits)
 85/100 (18 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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9.You Ain't Going Nowhere
(from the album Sweetheart Of The Rodeo)
 84/100 (41 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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10.Goin' Back
(from the album The Notorious Byrd Brothers)
 83/100 (42 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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11.Wasn't Born To Follow
(from the album The Notorious Byrd Brothers)
 83/100 (44 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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12.Eight Miles High
(from the album (Untitled))
 83/100 (8 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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13.Draft Morning
(from the album The Notorious Byrd Brothers)
 83/100 (42 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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14.My Back Pages
(from the album The Byrds' Greatest Hits)
 83/100 (16 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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15.So You Want To Be A Rock 'N' Roll Star
(from the album Younger Than Yesterday)
 83/100 (51 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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16.Everybody's Been Burned
(from the album Younger Than Yesterday)
 83/100 (49 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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17.Have You Seen Her Face
(from the album Younger Than Yesterday)
 83/100 (49 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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18.I'll Feel A Whole Lot Better
(from the album The Byrds' Greatest Hits)
 82/100 (14 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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19.5D (Fifth Dimension)
(from the album Fifth Dimension)
 81/100 (30 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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20.Lover Of The Bayou
(from the album (Untitled))
 81/100 (7 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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The Byrds ratings

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80/100 (from 61 votes)
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From Gerard1968 06/20/2016 13:34
Over their history the band members have included a Shoebill, a Glossy Ibis, an Egyptian Vulture and an Azore Magpie
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From Dralwik 03/01/2014 04:55
An underrated gem of the mid 60s, who perhaps are the single most important band in driving the folk revival and transferring that into rock music.
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Really glad I finally took the time to check out this band after endless comparisons between them and Rubber Soul-era Beatles. Really nice band to just drift along with.
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From Willie24 11/03/2013 17:18
The origin of the Byrds can be traced back to 1964 Los Angeles. Early success came through covers of Dylan songs in a style which was to become their trademark – essentially folk music played up-tempo with superb harmonies and the lush sound of Mcguinn’s 12 string Rickenbecker to the fore.

Essentially merging the lyrical beauty of Dylan and the musical inventiveness and harmonies of the Beatles the Byrds were highly instrumental in the creation of both Folk and Country rock. Such was their influence that the Beatles (particularly Harrison) repaid the compliment by copying the Byrds sound on certain tracks. (If I Needed Someone from Rubber Soul being the most obvious example).

Whilst the importance of the Byrds albums measured by critical acclaim or chart success is not high their influence is immeasurable. The artistic tensions that resulted in a continually changing line-up also fired great innovation and brilliant music that in retrospect puts the Byrds in the same class as the Beatles, Stones, Dylan and Hendrix. Their influence on folk, country, rock were critical to the generation of all of these sub- genres and should not be underestimated.
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From sulmagnificent 05/26/2013 17:23
This really depresses me, a shame that this band has become under appreciated, especially after all they have done for rock music. They influenced Bob Dylan and the Beatles just as much as they influenced them....
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From davidhuret 02/21/2013 15:57
I'd rather not dwell on the fact they are rated so low on this site. It brings out the misanthropist in me.
A magical band, at least between 1965-68.
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From junodog4 09/04/2012 16:21
Were these guys supposed to rival the Beatles? To me, they're in different genres of music. The Byrds were better once they realize they were rootsy, harmonic, and less poppy than the Beatles. Got better as they went along.
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