"I keep a close watch on this heart of mine, I keep my eyes wide open all the time"

- Johnny Cash
 

The Byrds United States 

The best album by The Byrds is The Notorious Byrd Brothers which is ranked number 729 in the overall greatest album chart with a total rank score of 2,837.

The Byrds is ranked number 223 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 11,214.

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

Listen to The Byrds on YouTube

Loading content from YouTube...

The Byrds best albums

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

Sort byOverall Rank | Number of Charts | Average Rating | Number of Ratings | Release Date | Title
RankAlbumArtist
1.

The Notorious Byrd BrothersUnited States The Byrds
Year of Release:1968Appears in:220 charts
Rank in 1968:14Rank Score:2,837
Rank in 1960s76Overall Rank:729
Average Rating:  78/100 (280 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
Buy album United States Amazon   Amazon MP3   eBay   iTunes   Use the iTunes, Amazon or eBay buttons to safely buy this item from one of the world's top online stores.
2.

Sweetheart Of The RodeoUnited States The Byrds
Year of Release:1968Appears in:210 charts
Rank in 1968:16Rank Score:2,466
Rank in 1960s84Overall Rank:832
Average Rating:  77/100 (263 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
Buy album United States Amazon   Amazon MP3   eBay   iTunes   Use the iTunes, Amazon or eBay buttons to safely buy this item from one of the world's top online stores.
3.

Younger Than YesterdayUnited States The Byrds
Year of Release:1967Appears in:190 charts
Rank in 1967:21Rank Score:1,986
Rank in 1960s99Overall Rank:1,008
Average Rating:  79/100 (244 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
Buy album United States Amazon   Amazon MP3   eBay   iTunes   Use the iTunes, Amazon or eBay buttons to safely buy this item from one of the world's top online stores.
4.

Mr. Tambourine ManUnited States The Byrds
Year of Release:1965Appears in:189 charts
Rank in 1965:11Rank Score:1,521
Rank in 1960s124Overall Rank:1,284
Average Rating:  78/100 (209 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
Buy album United States Amazon   Amazon MP3   eBay   iTunes   Use the iTunes, Amazon or eBay buttons to safely buy this item from one of the world's top online stores.
5.

Fifth DimensionUnited States The Byrds
Year of Release:1966Appears in:146 charts
Rank in 1966:15Rank Score:1,220
Rank in 1960s144Overall Rank:1,532
Average Rating:  78/100 (176 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
Buy album United States Amazon   Amazon MP3   eBay   iTunes   Use the iTunes, Amazon or eBay buttons to safely buy this item from one of the world's top online stores.
6.

Turn! Turn! Turn!United States The Byrds
Year of Release:1965Appears in:101 charts
Rank in 1965:19Rank Score:661
Rank in 1960s217Overall Rank:2,507
Average Rating:  76/100 (125 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
Buy album United States Amazon   Amazon MP3   eBay   iTunes   Use the iTunes, Amazon or eBay buttons to safely buy this item from one of the world's top online stores.
7.

The Byrds' Greatest Hits
Compilation
United States The Byrds
Year of Release:1967Appears in:14 charts
Rank in 1967:80Rank Score:165
Rank in 1960s491Overall Rank:7,383
Average Rating:  80/100 (49 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
Buy album United States Amazon   Amazon MP3   eBay   iTunes   Use the iTunes, Amazon or eBay buttons to safely buy this item from one of the world's top online stores.
8.

The Ballad Of Easy RiderUnited States The Byrds
Year of Release:1969Appears in:19 charts
Rank in 1969:152Rank Score:115
Rank in 1960s639Overall Rank:9,796
Average Rating:  73/100 (30 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
Buy album United States Amazon   Amazon MP3   eBay   iTunes   Use the iTunes, Amazon or eBay buttons to safely buy this item from one of the world's top online stores.
9.

(Untitled)United States The Byrds
Year of Release:1970Appears in:19 charts
Rank in 1970:157Rank Score:109
Rank in 1970s1,560Overall Rank:10,194
Average Rating:  71/100 (29 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
Buy album United States Amazon   Amazon MP3   eBay   iTunes   Use the iTunes, Amazon or eBay buttons to safely buy this item from one of the world's top online stores.
10.

The Original Singles 1965 - 1967 Volume I
Compilation
United States The Byrds
Year of Release:1980Appears in:1 chart
Rank in 1980:199Rank Score:86
Rank in 1980s1,887Overall Rank:12,812
Average Rating:  71/100 (23 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
Buy album United States Amazon   Amazon MP3   eBay   iTunes   Use the iTunes, Amazon or eBay buttons to safely buy this item from one of the world's top online stores.
Overall band rank: 223

This may not be a complete discography for The Byrds. This listing only shows those albums by this artist that appear in at least one chart on this site. If an album is 'missing' that you think deserves to be here, you can include it in your own chart from the My Charts page!

The Byrds best tracks

#TrackRating
1.Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is A Season)
(from the album Turn! Turn! Turn!)
 87/100 (44 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
Amazon MP3
iTunes
2.Eight Miles High
(from the album Fifth Dimension)
 86/100 (54 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
Amazon MP3
iTunes
3.Mr. Tambourine Man
(from the album Mr. Tambourine Man)
 86/100 (67 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
Amazon MP3
iTunes
4.My Back Pages
(from the album Younger Than Yesterday)
 86/100 (58 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
Amazon MP3
iTunes
5.I'll Feel A Whole Lot Better
(from the album Mr. Tambourine Man)
 86/100 (60 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
Amazon MP3
iTunes
6.Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is A Season)
(from the album The Byrds' Greatest Hits)
 85/100 (22 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
Amazon MP3
iTunes
7.Mr. Tambourine Man
(from the album The Byrds' Greatest Hits)
 85/100 (19 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
Amazon MP3
iTunes
8.Eight Miles High
(from the album The Byrds' Greatest Hits)
 84/100 (18 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
Amazon MP3
iTunes
9.You Ain't Going Nowhere
(from the album Sweetheart Of The Rodeo)
 84/100 (42 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
Amazon MP3
iTunes
10.Draft Morning
(from the album The Notorious Byrd Brothers)
 84/100 (43 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
Amazon MP3
iTunes
11.Goin' Back
(from the album The Notorious Byrd Brothers)
 84/100 (43 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
Amazon MP3
iTunes
12.Wasn't Born To Follow
(from the album The Notorious Byrd Brothers)
 84/100 (45 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
Amazon MP3
iTunes
13.Eight Miles High
(from the album (Untitled))
 83/100 (8 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
Amazon MP3
iTunes
14.My Back Pages
(from the album The Byrds' Greatest Hits)
 83/100 (16 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
Amazon MP3
iTunes
15.So You Want To Be A Rock 'N' Roll Star
(from the album Younger Than Yesterday)
 83/100 (53 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
Amazon MP3
iTunes
16.Everybody's Been Burned
(from the album Younger Than Yesterday)
 83/100 (50 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
Amazon MP3
iTunes
17.Have You Seen Her Face
(from the album Younger Than Yesterday)
 83/100 (50 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
Amazon MP3
iTunes
18.I'll Feel A Whole Lot Better
(from the album The Byrds' Greatest Hits)
 82/100 (14 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
Amazon MP3
iTunes
19.5D (Fifth Dimension)
(from the album Fifth Dimension)
 81/100 (31 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
Amazon MP3
iTunes
20.Mr. Spaceman
(from the album Fifth Dimension)
 81/100 (29 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
Amazon MP3
iTunes

Related links: top tracks of all time.

The Byrds ratings

Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 63 votes)
  Ratings distribution  Average Rating = (n ÷ (n + m)) × av + (m ÷ (n + m)) × AV
where:
av = trimmed mean average rating an item has currently received.
n = number of ratings an item has currently received.
m = minimum number of ratings required for an item to appear in a 'top-rated' chart (currently 10).
AV = the site mean average rating.

Showing latest 5 ratings for this artist. | Show all 63 ratings for this artist.

Rating
Date logged
Member
No. artist ratings
Avg. artist rating
 
95/100
02/28/2017 23:37
89/100
 
75/100
02/02/2017 17:31
67/100
 
70/100
10/25/2016 18:15
69/100
 
90/100
10/18/2016 19:10
90/100
 
85/100
10/04/2016 20:53
84/100

Related links: top artists of all time.

Please log in or register if you want to be able to leave a rating.

The Byrds comments

Showing all 7 comments | Most Helpful First | Newest First
(Only showing comments with -2 votes or higher. You can alter this threshold from your profile page. Manage Profile)

Rating:  
85/100
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
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | +1 votes (1 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
Rating:  
85/100
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.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | 0 votes (0 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
Rating:  
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.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | 0 votes (0 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
Rating:  
75/100
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.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | 0 votes (0 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
Rating:  
95/100
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....
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | +2 votes (2 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
Rating:  
90/100
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.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | +1 votes (1 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
Rating:  
80/100
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.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | 0 votes (0 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
Showing all 7 comments

Please log in or register if you want to be able to add a comment.

Your feedback for The Byrds

Let us know what you think of this artist by adding a comment or assigning a rating below!
Anonymous
Your rating: Login or register to assign a rating to this band.
Your comment: Login or register to comment on this band.
Login or register to add this band to your favourites.

    Best Ever Artists
    1. The Beatles
    2. Radiohead
    3. Pink Floyd
    4. Led Zeppelin
    5. Bob Dylan
    6. David Bowie
    7. Arcade Fire
    8. The Rolling Stones
    9. Nirvana
    10. The Velvet Underground
    11. The Smiths
    12. Pixies
    13. The Beach Boys
    14. The Clash
    15. The Who
    16. U2
    17. Jimi Hendrix
    18. Neil Young
    19. Bruce Springsteen
    20. The Doors


    Concert Tickets
    Upcoming events
    Mar
    22
    Wed
    Russell Howard - Round the World
    GE Oil and Gas Arena
    Aberdeen, United Kingdom. United Kingdom
    Buy tickets
    Tickets from £49.08 (50 tickets available)
    Mar
    22
    Wed
    Anderson, Rabin and Wakeman
    Usher Hall
    Edinburgh, United Kingdom. United Kingdom
    Buy tickets
    Tickets from £73.86 (14 tickets available)
    Mar
    22
    Wed
    Taking Back Sunday
    The Gov
    Adelaide, Australia. Australia
    Buy tickets
    Tickets from EUR 94.31 (19 tickets available)
    Mar
    22
    Wed
    San Diego Gulls vs San Jose Barracuda
    Valley View Casino
    San Diego, United States. United States
    Buy tickets
    Tickets from $38.38 (72 tickets available)
    Mar
    22
    Wed
    The Miser
    Garrick Theatre
    London, United Kingdom. United Kingdom
    Buy tickets
    Tickets from £28.80 (230 tickets available)
    Mar
    22
    Wed
    The Comedy About a Bank Robbery
    Criterion Theatre
    London, United Kingdom. United Kingdom
    Buy tickets
    Tickets from £23.40 (32 tickets available)
    Mar
    22
    Wed
    Matilda
    Cambridge Theatre
    London, United Kingdom. United Kingdom
    Buy tickets
    Tickets from £28.80 (100 tickets available)
    Mar
    22
    Wed
    Beautiful - The Carole King Musical
    Aldwych Theatre
    West End, United Kingdom. United Kingdom
    Buy tickets
    Tickets from £18.00 (44 tickets available)
    Mar
    22
    Wed
    The Mousetrap
    St Martin's Theatre
    London, United Kingdom. United Kingdom
    Buy tickets
    Tickets from £20.70 (56 tickets available)
    Mar
    22
    Wed
    Thriller - Live
    Lyric Theatre Shaftesbury
    London, United Kingdom. United Kingdom
    Buy tickets
    Tickets from £25.19 (108 tickets available)
    Copyright © 2005-2017 BestEverAlbums.com. All rights reserved.    Terms of Use  |   Privacy Policy  |   Contact Us  |   Advertising  |   RSS Feeds  |   Site Map  |   Hosting by ServInt