Sweetheart Of The Rodeo (studio album) by The Byrds

Sweetheart Of The Rodeo
Sweetheart Of The Rodeo by The Byrds
Year: 1968
Overall rank: 1,008th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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78/100 (from 352 votes)
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Award Top albums of 1968 (22nd)
Award Top albums of the 1960s (107th)
Award Best albums of all time (1,008th)
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The Byrds bestography

Sweetheart Of The Rodeo is ranked 3rd best out of 22 albums by The Byrds on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by The Byrds is The Notorious Byrd Brothers which is ranked number 736 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 2,590.

The Byrds album bestography « Higher ranked (932nd) This album (1,008th) Lower ranked (1,065th) »
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This album is rated in the top 4% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 77.7/100, a mean average of 76.6/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 77.8/100. The standard deviation for this album is 16.3.

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From 06/08/2020 11:02
Only recently getting round to Byrds albums - initially I pretty much hated this album. Thought it was country - which it is - but it is growing on me with each listen. Still prefer the two preceding albums but surprised at this growing like for this album!
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From 12/31/2019 10:38
Love it.
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From 11/17/2019 16:35
Gram Parsons only stuck around to make a single record with the Byrds, but it was far and away the best thing the Byrds ever did, and that includes "Eight Miles High" and the other iconic Roger McGuinn-penned Byrds songs of the sixties. Sweetheart of the Rodeo never attained quite the same commercial success of the Byrds' other work, but it's some of the finest and most influential country rock ever recorded. For me there's not a bad song on the whole album, but any discussion of Sweetheart of the Rodeo has to begin with "You Ain't Going Nowhere," probably the song I've played on more porches in Georgia and North Carolina than any other, ever. Just one of those great, simple, timeless tunes that everyone knows, even when they're not quite sure how or when or where they heard it first.
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Solid country rock album. Was the first evidently, which makes this impressive!
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From 02/13/2018 19:18
Un disco dei Byrds che mi piace perché non assomiglia ad un disco dei Byrds.
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From 03/05/2017 18:24
Favorite Tracks: You're Still On My Mind, You ain't Goin' Nowhere & Hickory Wind
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From 01/11/2017 06:17
Favoritas: You Ain't Going Nowhere, Nothing Was Delivered, I Am A Pilgrim
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From 05/29/2016 18:00
With the recruitment of Gram Parsons the Byrds go the whole country hog. There's no irony here, it is done with the utmost sincerity, and is also a lot of fun. Roger Mcguinn takes most of the lead vocals as a lot of Parsons' singing was erased just before release. As for the music itself, even though the Byrds are now rootin' tootin' cowboys, there's still room for a couple of the obligatory Bob Dylan covers in, you ain't goin' nowhere, and, nothing was delivered. The highlights include, the Christian life, one hundred years from now, and Parsons' timeless, hickory wind. After the departure of Parsons just before a tour of South Africa, The Byrds would dispense with the country music(although there still would be the odd country number on future albums), but the importance of this LP cannot be understated. Country rock is born.
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Best Track: You Ain't Goin' Nowhere
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Best Albums of 1968
1. The Beatles (The White Album) by The Beatles
2. Astral Weeks by Van Morrison
3. Electric Ladyland by The Jimi Hendrix Experience
4. Odessey And Oracle by The Zombies
5. White Light/White Heat by The Velvet Underground
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9. At Folsom Prison by Johnny Cash
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12. A Saucerful Of Secrets by Pink Floyd
13. Waiting For The Sun by The Doors
14. Os Mutantes by Os Mutantes
15. Lady Soul by Aretha Franklin
16. The Notorious Byrd Brothers by The Byrds
17. The United States Of America by The United States Of America
18. S.F. Sorrow by The Pretty Things
19. Cheap Thrills by Big Brother And The Holding Company
20. Wheels Of Fire by Cream
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