The Notorious Byrd Brothers (album) by The Byrds

The Notorious Byrd Brothers
The Notorious Byrd Brothers by The Byrds
Year: 1968
Overall rank: 743rd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 370 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1968 (16th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1960s (78th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (743rd)
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Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 82 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 370 votes)
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05/22/2020 05:39 eclab  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 1,35185/100
 
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This album is rated in the top 3% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a mean average rating of 78.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 78.3/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.9.

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85/100
From 10/22/2019 22:17
The bonus track Universal Mind Decoder is definitely worth a listen; the last seven minutes or so is some interesting studio chatter. Crosby and McGuinn give the drummer Michael Clarke all kinds of grief while trying to get the sound they want from him, but also the two of them going at each other. The sound of a band falling apart.

Terrific album, as everyone has said.
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90/100
From 01/16/2019 17:31
Without question, the Byrds' best. Not a bad track of the lot. From the weird to the wonderful to the sublime, the band hit this one out of the park. Favorite tracks are Goin' Back, Natural Harmony and Draft Morning. A true classic, it should be rated higher.
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100/100
From 10/18/2018 06:41
My favorite Byrds album without a doubt. It flows and ebbs with some kind of manic, yet restrained, energy. I’m disappointed that the average rating isn’t a bit higher, but it’s probably a case of age slightly affecting an album’s sound. A must listen for anyone even semi-interested in the evolution of psychedelic/folk rock. Underrated for sure.
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90/100
From 05/30/2018 05:39
Beautiful blend of psychedelic folk, rock, and country. Trip-inspired studio effects and lyrics. You'll hear why this album is so revered.
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80/100
From 12/12/2017 09:40
Tribal Gathering is insanely underrated. People just expect folksy crap from them and therefore dont rate it higher. The best track on this album
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From 02/21/2017 01:32
The best Byrds album. The music is fantastic, perfect harmonies and a great mix of styles with a lot of psychodelic from the 1960s. A true american classical album and one of the best made in the decade
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95/100
From 09/01/2016 23:45
This is for sure their best album. Strong throughout, no dull tracks
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75/100
From 06/09/2016 16:22
Favoritas: Goin' Back, Wasn't Born To Follow, Draft Morning
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From 03/25/2016 21:20
This is the best byrds album. It starts off fantastically with artificial energy and has other great tracks like get to you and the wonderful cover of Goffin-King's wasn't born to follow. The only disappointment is the other Goffin-king effort Goin' back, it just seems out of place here. Anyway, still a brilliant album.
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From 03/13/2016 15:00
Not as stirring for me as Younger Than Yesterday, but this and YTY are their best, miles above the others. Consistently experimental, attractive, jangly and influential.
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