Mr. Tambourine Man (studio album) by The Byrds

Mr. Tambourine Man by The Byrds
Year: 1965
Overall rank: 1,009th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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78/100 (from 357 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 10 albums of 1965 (10th)
Award Top albums of the 1960s (108th)
Award Best albums of all time (1,009th)
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Mr. Tambourine Man is ranked 4th best out of 24 albums by The Byrds on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by The Byrds is The Notorious Byrd Brothers which is ranked number 792 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 2,328.

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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 78.1/100, a mean average of 77.6/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 78.2/100. The standard deviation for this album is 12.0.

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75/100
From 04/23/2022 22:51
On this album there is a couple of nice songs with great Dylan-like, folky sound, but it has some filler too.
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From 03/26/2022 19:06
This album starts off with a 1-2 punch not seen in many other albums with the fantastic cover of Bob Dylan’s “Mr Tambourine Man” and the simply infectious “I’ll Feel A Whole Lot Better”. What follows is a consistently good collection of melodic pop songs that doesn't quite live up to the super high standards set by the first 2 songs. Still a very good album nonetheless.
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From 01/06/2022 11:09
Extraordinario debut de los Byrds y piedra angular del folk-rock.
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From 02/03/2021 06:20
This is where the journey begins for the Byrds - imprinting their iconic, pioneering, jangly folk rock sounds upon the world in this dizzying release.

I found the strength of their sound to correlate somewhat with tempo - the faster songs tend to stand out as bright spots amongst the slow, folk-drenched fillers.

Perhaps I should be more generous to this - it's The Byrds' debut release, after all. Certainly a pioneering record by McGuinn and co., first heard 'round the rocking world here in '65.
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From 01/30/2021 14:37
couple of hits
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From 10/04/2020 00:07
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Best tracks: Mr Tambourine Man, I Feel a Whole Lot Better, Here Without You
Worst tracks: Spanish Harlem Incident, I Knew I'd Want You, It's No Use, We'll Meet Again
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From 10/23/2019 20:33
An album split between quality covers of old material, namely Dylan, and some interesting original compositions. The covers are solid reinventions of the material and not just ripoffs. They aren't the best Dylan covers ever (those would belong to The Jimi Hendrix Experience) but they are good. I prefer Dylan's Mr. Tambourine Man but theirs is still good. I like what they did with the reverb on"Don't Doubt Yourself, Babe". I can imagine that being revolutionary at the time. It's clear that they are an answer to the British Invasion and they even surpass some of the bands from across the pond but they are nowhere near the Beatles. Their use of electric instruments and their prevalence in music since is a clear mark of their influence. My favorite song is "I'll Feel A Whole Lot Better". The bonus song "She Has A Way" is also a good one.
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From 11/01/2018 07:04
This is definitely one of my favourite albums.
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From 09/30/2018 20:43
Fantastic debut album. It still sounds way ahead of its time. Every track is a potential hit! The vinyl still packs a punch!
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From 02/14/2018 16:19
Non sono mai stati tra i miei gruppi preferiti, ma hanno il merito di aver reso più "poppeggiante" Bob Dylan ( specie nella canzone omonima di questo disco ) e quindi di aver contribuito a renderlo più popolare...
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Best Albums of 1965
1. Highway 61 Revisited by Bob Dylan
2. Rubber Soul by The Beatles
3. A Love Supreme by John Coltrane
4. Bringing It All Back Home by Bob Dylan
5. Help! by The Beatles
6. Otis Blue / Otis Redding Sings Soul by Otis Redding
7. My Generation by The Who
8. Pastel Blues by Nina Simone
9. The Beach Boys Today! by The Beach Boys
10. Mr. Tambourine Man by The Byrds
11. A Charlie Brown Christmas by Vince Guaraldi
12. Here Are The Sonics!!! by The Sonics
13. Out Of Our Heads by The Rolling Stones
14. Spiritual Unity by Albert Ayler Trio
15. Maiden Voyage by Herbie Hancock
16. Jackson C. Frank by Jackson C. Frank
17. Live At The Regal by B.B. King
18. I Put A Spell On You by Nina Simone
19. Turn! Turn! Turn! by The Byrds
20. Bert Jansch by Bert Jansch
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