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The best album by The Byrds is The Notorious Byrd Brothers which is ranked number 738 in the overall greatest album chart with a total rank score of 3,274.

The Byrds is ranked number 218 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 13,449.

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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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1.

The Notorious Byrd BrothersUnited States The Byrds
Year of Release:1968Appears in:262 charts
Rank in 1968:14Rank Score:3,274
Rank in 1960s75Overall Rank:738
Average Rating:  78/100 (325 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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2.

Sweetheart Of The RodeoUnited States The Byrds
Year of Release:1968Appears in:254 charts
Rank in 1968:16Rank Score:2,765
Rank in 1960s87Overall Rank:873
Average Rating:  78/100 (304 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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Younger Than YesterdayUnited States The Byrds
Year of Release:1967Appears in:243 charts
Rank in 1967:21Rank Score:2,502
Rank in 1960s97Overall Rank:947
Average Rating:  79/100 (289 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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Mr. Tambourine ManUnited States The Byrds
Year of Release:1965Appears in:247 charts
Rank in 1965:11Rank Score:1,852
Rank in 1960s117Overall Rank:1,239
Average Rating:  78/100 (244 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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Fifth DimensionUnited States The Byrds
Year of Release:1966Appears in:187 charts
Rank in 1966:15Rank Score:1,529
Rank in 1960s138Overall Rank:1,466
Average Rating:  78/100 (205 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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Turn! Turn! Turn!United States The Byrds
Year of Release:1965Appears in:136 charts
Rank in 1965:19Rank Score:822
Rank in 1960s211Overall Rank:2,420
Average Rating:  76/100 (149 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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Ballad Of Easy RiderUnited States The Byrds
Year of Release:1969Appears in:25 charts
Rank in 1969:116Rank Score:226
Rank in 1960s454Overall Rank:6,697
Average Rating:  73/100 (41 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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The Byrds' Greatest Hits
Compilation
United States The Byrds
Year of Release:1967Appears in:21 charts
Rank in 1967:82Rank Score:173
Rank in 1960s541Overall Rank:8,149
Average Rating:  79/100 (57 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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(Untitled)United States The Byrds
Year of Release:1970Appears in:32 charts
Rank in 1970:151Rank Score:133
Rank in 1970s1,501Overall Rank:9,852
Average Rating:  71/100 (34 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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10.

The Original Singles 1965 - 1967 Volume I
Compilation
United States The Byrds
Year of Release:1980Appears in:1 chart
Rank in 1980:228Rank Score:86
Rank in 1980s2,135Overall Rank:14,657
Average Rating:  72/100 (22 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Overall band rank: 218

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The Byrds best tracks

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1.Mr. Tambourine Man
(from the album Mr. Tambourine Man)
 87/100 (87 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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2.Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is A Season)
(from the album Turn! Turn! Turn!)
 87/100 (61 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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3.Eight Miles High
(from the album Fifth Dimension)
 87/100 (70 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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4.I'll Feel A Whole Lot Better
(from the album Mr. Tambourine Man)
 87/100 (77 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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5.My Back Pages
(from the album Younger Than Yesterday)
 87/100 (76 votes)
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6.So You Want To Be A Rock 'N' Roll Star
(from the album Younger Than Yesterday)
 84/100 (70 votes)
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7.Goin' Back
(from the album The Notorious Byrd Brothers)
 84/100 (54 votes)
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8.Wasn't Born To Follow
(from the album The Notorious Byrd Brothers)
 84/100 (54 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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9.Have You Seen Her Face
(from the album Younger Than Yesterday)
 84/100 (63 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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10.Draft Morning
(from the album The Notorious Byrd Brothers)
 83/100 (52 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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11.You Ain't Going Nowhere
(from the album Sweetheart Of The Rodeo)
 83/100 (51 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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12.5D (Fifth Dimension)
(from the album Fifth Dimension)
 83/100 (42 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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13.Everybody's Been Burned
(from the album Younger Than Yesterday)
 82/100 (63 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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14.Renaissance Fair
(from the album Younger Than Yesterday)
 82/100 (54 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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15.Mr. Spaceman
(from the album Fifth Dimension)
 82/100 (38 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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16.Chimes Of Freedom
(from the album Mr. Tambourine Man)
 81/100 (56 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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17.Change Is Now
(from the album The Notorious Byrd Brothers)
 81/100 (46 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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18.Artificial Energy
(from the album The Notorious Byrd Brothers)
 81/100 (47 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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19.Time Between
(from the album Younger Than Yesterday)
 81/100 (48 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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20.It Won't Be Wrong
(from the album Turn! Turn! Turn!)
 81/100 (21 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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The Byrds ratings

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82/100 (from 72 votes)
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From wackodeluxe 09/10/2018 18:09
Loved the 1964-1967 Byrds.
After that they were painful country mess.
No Ric no Byrds.
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From O.T. 07/29/2017 10:14
When I was young during the 60s revival of the 80s The Byrds were the joker in the pack. Beatles, Beach Boys, Velvet Underground? no: The Byrds. Strange that they seem to have vanished in some kind of obscurity in the last decades.
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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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90/100
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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