Sweetheart Of The Rodeo (studio album) by The Byrds

Sweetheart Of The Rodeo
Sweetheart Of The Rodeo by The Byrds
Year: 1968
Overall rank: 967th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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77/100 (from 376 votes)
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Award Top albums of 1968 (22nd)
Award Top albums of the 1960s (104th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (967th)
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Sweetheart Of The Rodeo is ranked 2nd best out of 23 albums by The Byrds on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by The Byrds is The Notorious Byrd Brothers which is ranked number 767 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 2,487.

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  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 77 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Latest 20 charts that this album appears in:

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YearSourceChartRankRank Score
2021TheKameraEyeTop 30 Music Albums of 19685/304
2021 21stCenturySchizTop 100 Greatest Music Albums53/10046
2021Exist-en-cielTop 39 Music Albums of 196832/391
2021 DankelTop 100 Music Albums of the 1960s60/1008
2021 RomanelliMy Overall Chart: 601-70076/100 -
2021Steppenwolf666The Times - Nov - Dec 1993 The Vultures Best Albums Of All Time83/100 -
2021 TamthebamBest of The 60's Pt.2 (101-200)51/100 -
2021 Patman360Top 55 Music Albums of 19686/555
2021 RockyRaccoonTop 100 Music Albums of the 1960s94/1001
2021matterhornriderTop 30 Music Albums of 196810/304
2021 RomanelliTop 100 Music Albums of the 1960s62/1008
2021jdizzle123456Country15/40 -
2021 TheDude85Top 30 Music Albums of 196810/304
2021Steppenwolf666Rolling Stone Top 100 Albums Of The Last 20 Years (1987)82/100 -
2021 Norman BatesTop 100 Music Albums of 196894/1000
2021saltysurpriseTop 34 Music Albums of 196833/340
2021 ArthurknightTop 100 Music Albums of the 1960s68/1007
2021shanelovesyou1111Top 40 Music Albums of the 1960s23/409
2021 paladisiac1960s, 65rating (62-61), #001-100*5/40 -
2021RiveraTop 24 Music Albums of 196823/240
Total Charts: The total number of charts that this album has appeared in. 327
Total Rank Score: The total rank score. 1,961

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77/100 (from 376 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 5% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 77.3/100, a mean average of 76.2/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 77.4/100. The standard deviation for this album is 16.3.

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From 02/18/2021 17:13
more of this twangy monotoned garbage.
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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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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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From 04/04/2018 04:01
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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