The Notorious Byrd Brothers (studio album) by The Byrds

The Notorious Byrd Brothers
The Notorious Byrd Brothers by The Byrds
Year: 1968
Overall rank: 767th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 406 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1968 (16th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1960s (81st)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (767th)
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The Byrds - The Notorious Byrd Brothers [Remaster] (CD, Feb-2008, Legacy)
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The Notorious Byrd Brothers is ranked as the best album by The Byrds.

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The Notorious Byrd Brothers track list

  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 406 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 3% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 78.3/100, a mean average of 77.8/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 78.5/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.7.

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55/100
From 02/08/2021 13:57
surreal half decent
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70/100
From 06/28/2020 00:20
Not exactly a magnum opus, but I enjoyed it. The production is quite thin most of the time, occasionally blasting out. The vocals sound sped up, like the singer was sucking on helium before he recorded. I do enjoy the guitar and bass interplay throughout.
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90/100
From 06/07/2020 09:41
I absolutely love this album, particularly the first two tracks. A psychedelic masterpiece. One of my most listened to psychedelic albums. Definitely the best Byrds album.
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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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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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From 09/01/2016 23:45
This is for sure their best album. Strong throughout, no dull tracks
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