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The best album credited to The Byrds is The Notorious Byrd Brothers which is ranked number 761 in the overall greatest album chart with a total rank score of 2,499.

The Byrds is ranked number 208 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 10,585.

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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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1968
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Total albums: 22. Page 1 of 3

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 bestography composition

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1930s 0 0%
1940s 0 0%
1950s 0 0%
1960s 10 0%
1970s 6 0%
1980s 2 0%
1990s 2 0%
2000s 2 0%
2010s 0 0%
2020s 0 0%
Compilation? Albums %
No 13 59%
Yes 9 41%
Live? Albums %
No 21 95%
Yes 1 5%

The Byrds best tracks

Include tracks from compilations & live albums | Exclude tracks from compilations & live albums The same track can appear on multiple albums, so excluding tracks from compilations and live albums helps to remove duplicates from this list.

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Rating: 88 (97 votes)Comments: 2
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(from the album Fifth Dimension)
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Rating: 88 (122 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album Mr. Tambourine Man)
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Rating: 86 (100 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Younger Than Yesterday)
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Rating: 85 (75 votes)Comments: 0
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Rating: 85 (71 votes)Comments: 1
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Rating: 83 (71 votes)Comments: 2
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(from the album Sweetheart Of The Rodeo)
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Rating: 83 (82 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Younger Than Yesterday)
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Rating: 83 (66 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Fifth Dimension)
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Rating: 83 (79 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Younger Than Yesterday)
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Rating: 83 (66 votes)Comments: 0
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Rating: 82 (64 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Younger Than Yesterday)
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Rating: 82 (61 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album Fifth Dimension)
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Rating: 82 (71 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Younger Than Yesterday)
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Rating: 82 (76 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Mr. Tambourine Man)
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Rating: 82 (64 votes)Comments: 0
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Rating: 81 (61 votes)Comments: 0
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The Byrds ratings

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82/100 (from 77 votes)
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This artist is rated in the top 2% of all artists on BestEverAlbums.com. This artist has a Bayesian average rating of 81.9/100, a mean average of 81.9/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 82.8/100. The standard deviation for this artist is 11.6.

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From 05/02/2021 23:30
Favourite song: Mr. Tambourine Man
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From 05/22/2020 17:12
Just getting round to them - having only known them for their Tambourine Man version (which I really liked) - seem to have landed well with Younger Than Yesterday and Notorious Byrd Brothers. Got Sweetheart of the Rodeo which shows their drift into Country - perhaps this explains why they ended up less revered, when those earlier albums had placed them as contemporaries to the Beatles?
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From 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 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 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 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 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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From 11/09/2013 15:37
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 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 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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