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The best album by The Byrds is The Notorious Byrd Brothers which is ranked number 739 in the overall greatest album chart with a total rank score of 3,412.

The Byrds is ranked number 214 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 14,191.

Members who like this artist also like: The Beatles, Bob Dylan 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:270 charts
Rank in 1968:14Rank Score:3,412
Rank in 1960s76Overall Rank:739
Average Rating:  78/100 (337 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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Sweetheart Of The RodeoUnited States The Byrds
Year of Release:1968Appears in:264 charts
Rank in 1968:16Rank Score:2,898
Rank in 1960s86Overall Rank:860
Average Rating:  78/100 (319 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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Younger Than YesterdayUnited States The Byrds
Year of Release:1967Appears in:259 charts
Rank in 1967:21Rank Score:2,531
Rank in 1960s100Overall Rank:976
Average Rating:  79/100 (303 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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Mr. Tambourine ManUnited States The Byrds
Year of Release:1965Appears in:262 charts
Rank in 1965:11Rank Score:2,164
Rank in 1960s109Overall Rank:1,131
Average Rating:  79/100 (266 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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Fifth DimensionUnited States The Byrds
Year of Release:1966Appears in:195 charts
Rank in 1966:15Rank Score:1,593
Rank in 1960s139Overall Rank:1,462
Average Rating:  78/100 (221 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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Turn! Turn! Turn!United States The Byrds
Year of Release:1965Appears in:140 charts
Rank in 1965:19Rank Score:871
Rank in 1960s205Overall Rank:2,376
Average Rating:  76/100 (162 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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Ballad Of Easy RiderUnited States The Byrds
Year of Release:1969Appears in:27 charts
Rank in 1969:113Rank Score:228
Rank in 1960s456Overall Rank:6,843
Average Rating:  73/100 (45 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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The Byrds' Greatest Hits
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United States The Byrds
Year of Release:1967Appears in:22 charts
Rank in 1967:80Rank Score:186
Rank in 1960s527Overall Rank:7,968
Average Rating:  79/100 (60 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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(Untitled)United States The Byrds
Year of Release:1970Appears in:37 charts
Rank in 1970:155Rank Score:135
Rank in 1970s1,541Overall Rank:10,113
Average Rating:  71/100 (38 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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The Original Singles 1965 - 1967 Volume I
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United States The Byrds
Year of Release:1980Appears in:1 chart
Rank in 1980:231Rank Score:86
Rank in 1980s2,169Overall Rank:15,146
Average Rating:  72/100 (22 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Overall band rank: 214

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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 (68 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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2.Eight Miles High
(from the album Fifth Dimension)
 87/100 (77 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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3.Mr. Tambourine Man
(from the album Mr. Tambourine Man)
 87/100 (99 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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4.I'll Feel A Whole Lot Better
(from the album Mr. Tambourine Man)
 87/100 (87 votes)
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5.My Back Pages
(from the album Younger Than Yesterday)
 86/100 (84 votes)
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6.Goin' Back
(from the album The Notorious Byrd Brothers)
 85/100 (60 votes)
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7.Wasn't Born To Follow
(from the album The Notorious Byrd Brothers)
 84/100 (59 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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8.Draft Morning
(from the album The Notorious Byrd Brothers)
 84/100 (58 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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9.So You Want To Be A Rock 'N' Roll Star
(from the album Younger Than Yesterday)
 84/100 (76 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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10.You Ain't Going Nowhere
(from the album Sweetheart Of The Rodeo)
 84/100 (57 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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11.Have You Seen Her Face
(from the album Younger Than Yesterday)
 83/100 (71 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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12.5D (Fifth Dimension)
(from the album Fifth Dimension)
 83/100 (50 votes)
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13.Everybody's Been Burned
(from the album Younger Than Yesterday)
 82/100 (69 votes)
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14.Mr. Spaceman
(from the album Fifth Dimension)
 82/100 (45 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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15.Change Is Now
(from the album The Notorious Byrd Brothers)
 82/100 (51 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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16.Renaissance Fair
(from the album Younger Than Yesterday)
 82/100 (60 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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17.Artificial Energy
(from the album The Notorious Byrd Brothers)
 81/100 (52 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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18.Chimes Of Freedom
(from the album Mr. Tambourine Man)
 81/100 (66 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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19.Thoughts And Words
(from the album Younger Than Yesterday)
 81/100 (53 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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20.Get To You
(from the album The Notorious Byrd Brothers)
 81/100 (46 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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The Byrds ratings

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82/100 (from 75 votes)
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From Madrocker 01/16/2019 17:39
I can listen to a lot of Byrds music. That says it all. One of the few bands I never tire of. Especially good from 65-68. A pity they are not rated higher or appreciated better. One of the icons of the late 60's.
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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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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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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.
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