Sweetheart Of The Rodeo (studio album) by The Byrds

Sweetheart Of The Rodeo by The Byrds
Year: 1968
Overall rank: 881st   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 419 votes)
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Award Top 20 albums of 1968 (19th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1960s (95th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (881st)
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The Byrds Sweetheart of the Rodeo Vinyl LP US 1970 Reissue IN SHRINK NM/NM
Condition: Used

The Byrds Sweetheart Of The Rodeo (180 Gram Vinyl) [Import] Records & LPs New
Condition: New

The Byrds-Sweetheart of the Rodeo CD (Remastered), 1997 Columbia MINT!
Condition: Like New

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Sweetheart Of The Rodeo is ranked 2nd best out of 26 albums by The Byrds on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by The Byrds is The Notorious Byrd Brothers which is ranked number 766 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 2,336.

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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 76.6/100, a mean average of 75.8/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 76.7/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.9.

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From 01/28/2023 22:36
Grande homenagem, de muita competência.
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From 09/23/2022 14:29
A couple of slower and average tracks keep this fantastic record from being the truly incredible album it should be. With that being said it is still a great listen with its short and sweet run time and catchy country hooks. It did take me quite a few listens to get into this record as it really is a grower but once you allow those choruses, instrumentation and vocal to infect you then there is no coming back and you soon fall in love with this album. Instrumentally, it is classic country with a Byrds twist that makes it more of an enjoyable listen for me and then you add the fantastic vocal performances on top making a deadly fusion that is like bliss. The atmosphere and style are well maintained as well with the whole record feeling extremely cohesive due to the great song writing, instrumental performances and clever cover song selections. Musically, it obviously isn't that complex and there is more experimental Byrds albums which are a lot more intelligent and in depth but this is just so much fun to listen to and so it makes it one of my favourites. Overall, if given time this could be one of your favourite records to spin as I didn't rate it very highly at first but I kept putting it on time and time again as it just makes me happy and I couldn't resist it.
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From 06/13/2022 16:11
I was not a fan of this turn from psychedelic Rickenbacker guitar driven repertoire to a more straight ahead country feel. Just not my style, and to me they missed Crosby.
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From 12/27/2021 10:27
Con la entrada de Gram Parsons en el grupo y un mayor protagonismo de Hillman, los Byrds crean la piedra angular del country rock.
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From 07/21/2021 01:02
Even though the US's soft power has made country instantly recognizable by cityfolk in Europe, this is bound to scare off everyone who's not from the wild west, unless the US propaganda has been very succesful on you. Call me close-minded all you want, but I don't see you listening to "smartlappen" or "λαικά". Huh, what? Exactly. Anyway, this band's career has consisted of almost only ballsy moves, and even though I couldn't care less about this one, I respect them still. Plus there are some gems, "The Christian Life" is hilarious. And even though it's not about who did it first but who did it right, being first should earn you some honor.
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From 12/22/2020 04:40
My perception of this album is hurt by my long familiarity with (and vast preference for) Dylan's '71 version of the opening track. And, tepid as the rest is, that's pretty much still the highlight.
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From 10/25/2020 02:27
While I like the "jangle pop" version of The Byrds much better than later incarnations, I have to admit that this is the definition of a "grower" album. It pretty much creates the genre of alt-country that would be replicated by so many bands in the 90s through the present. If you are a fan of alt-country, this is the origin album for your travels.
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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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