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The best album by The Byrds is The Notorious Byrd Brothers which is ranked number 740 in the overall greatest album chart with a total rank score of 2,866.

The Byrds is ranked number 222 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 11,506.

Members who like this artist also like: The Beatles, The Beach Boys and Pink Floyd.

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The Byrds best albums

The following albums by The Byrds are ranked highest in the greatest album charts:

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RankAlbumArtist
1.

The Notorious Byrd BrothersUnited States The Byrds
Year of Release:1968Appears in:224 charts
Rank in 1968:14Rank Score:2,866
Rank in 1960s76Overall Rank:740
Average Rating:  78/100 (288 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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2.

Sweetheart Of The RodeoUnited States The Byrds
Year of Release:1968Appears in:210 charts
Rank in 1968:16Rank Score:2,434
Rank in 1960s86Overall Rank:857
Average Rating:  77/100 (269 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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3.

Younger Than YesterdayUnited States The Byrds
Year of Release:1967Appears in:199 charts
Rank in 1967:21Rank Score:2,102
Rank in 1960s97Overall Rank:988
Average Rating:  79/100 (254 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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4.

Mr. Tambourine ManUnited States The Byrds
Year of Release:1965Appears in:197 charts
Rank in 1965:11Rank Score:1,555
Rank in 1960s124Overall Rank:1,273
Average Rating:  78/100 (214 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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5.

Fifth DimensionUnited States The Byrds
Year of Release:1966Appears in:151 charts
Rank in 1966:15Rank Score:1,283
Rank in 1960s140Overall Rank:1,507
Average Rating:  78/100 (179 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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Turn! Turn! Turn!United States The Byrds
Year of Release:1965Appears in:108 charts
Rank in 1965:19Rank Score:739
Rank in 1960s208Overall Rank:2,366
Average Rating:  76/100 (132 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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The Byrds' Greatest Hits
Compilation
United States The Byrds
Year of Release:1967Appears in:15 charts
Rank in 1967:79Rank Score:167
Rank in 1960s499Overall Rank:7,412
Average Rating:  80/100 (49 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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The Ballad Of Easy RiderUnited States The Byrds
Year of Release:1969Appears in:21 charts
Rank in 1969:152Rank Score:117
Rank in 1960s641Overall Rank:9,760
Average Rating:  73/100 (30 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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(Untitled)United States The Byrds
Year of Release:1970Appears in:22 charts
Rank in 1970:159Rank Score:108
Rank in 1970s1,591Overall Rank:10,447
Average Rating:  71/100 (26 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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10.

The Original Singles 1965 - 1967 Volume I
Compilation
United States The Byrds
Year of Release:1980Appears in:2 charts
Rank in 1980:200Rank Score:88
Rank in 1980s1,900Overall Rank:12,835
Average Rating:  72/100 (21 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Overall band rank: 222

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The Byrds best tracks

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1.Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is A Season)
(from the album Turn! Turn! Turn!)
 87/100 (46 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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2.Eight Miles High
(from the album Fifth Dimension)
 86/100 (56 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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3.Mr. Tambourine Man
(from the album Mr. Tambourine Man)
 86/100 (69 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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4.My Back Pages
(from the album Younger Than Yesterday)
 86/100 (62 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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5.I'll Feel A Whole Lot Better
(from the album Mr. Tambourine Man)
 86/100 (61 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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6.You Ain't Going Nowhere
(from the album Sweetheart Of The Rodeo)
 84/100 (43 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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7.Draft Morning
(from the album The Notorious Byrd Brothers)
 84/100 (44 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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8.Wasn't Born To Follow
(from the album The Notorious Byrd Brothers)
 84/100 (46 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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9.Goin' Back
(from the album The Notorious Byrd Brothers)
 83/100 (43 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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10.So You Want To Be A Rock 'N' Roll Star
(from the album Younger Than Yesterday)
 83/100 (57 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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11.Have You Seen Her Face
(from the album Younger Than Yesterday)
 83/100 (53 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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12.Everybody's Been Burned
(from the album Younger Than Yesterday)
 83/100 (52 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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13.Eight Miles High
(from the album (Untitled))
 82/100 (7 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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14.5D (Fifth Dimension)
(from the album Fifth Dimension)
 81/100 (33 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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15.I Am A Pilgrim
(from the album Sweetheart Of The Rodeo)
 81/100 (38 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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16.Mr. Spaceman
(from the album Fifth Dimension)
 81/100 (30 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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17.Chimes Of Freedom
(from the album Mr. Tambourine Man)
 81/100 (46 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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18.Renaissance Fair
(from the album Younger Than Yesterday)
 80/100 (44 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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19.Ballad Of Easy Rider
(from the album The Ballad Of Easy Rider)
 80/100 (6 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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20.Change Is Now
(from the album The Notorious Byrd Brothers)
 80/100 (37 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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The Byrds ratings

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81/100 (from 63 votes)
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From Gerard1968 06/20/2016 13:34
Over their history the band members have included a Shoebill, a Glossy Ibis, an Egyptian Vulture and an Azore Magpie
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From Dralwik 03/01/2014 04:55
An underrated gem of the mid 60s, who perhaps are the single most important band in driving the folk revival and transferring that into rock music.
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Really glad I finally took the time to check out this band after endless comparisons between them and Rubber Soul-era Beatles. Really nice band to just drift along with.
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From Willie24 11/03/2013 17:18
The origin of the Byrds can be traced back to 1964 Los Angeles. Early success came through covers of Dylan songs in a style which was to become their trademark – essentially folk music played up-tempo with superb harmonies and the lush sound of Mcguinn’s 12 string Rickenbecker to the fore.

Essentially merging the lyrical beauty of Dylan and the musical inventiveness and harmonies of the Beatles the Byrds were highly instrumental in the creation of both Folk and Country rock. Such was their influence that the Beatles (particularly Harrison) repaid the compliment by copying the Byrds sound on certain tracks. (If I Needed Someone from Rubber Soul being the most obvious example).

Whilst the importance of the Byrds albums measured by critical acclaim or chart success is not high their influence is immeasurable. The artistic tensions that resulted in a continually changing line-up also fired great innovation and brilliant music that in retrospect puts the Byrds in the same class as the Beatles, Stones, Dylan and Hendrix. Their influence on folk, country, rock were critical to the generation of all of these sub- genres and should not be underestimated.
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From sulmagnificent 05/26/2013 17:23
This really depresses me, a shame that this band has become under appreciated, especially after all they have done for rock music. They influenced Bob Dylan and the Beatles just as much as they influenced them....
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From davidhuret 02/21/2013 15:57
I'd rather not dwell on the fact they are rated so low on this site. It brings out the misanthropist in me.
A magical band, at least between 1965-68.
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From junodog4 09/04/2012 16:21
Were these guys supposed to rival the Beatles? To me, they're in different genres of music. The Byrds were better once they realize they were rootsy, harmonic, and less poppy than the Beatles. Got better as they went along.
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