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The Best Byrds Albums of All Time 

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Updated October 13, 2018 1k votes 295 voters 8k views 12 items

List Rules This list includes studio albums only, so if you add an album make sure it's a proper studio release.

The Byrds are considered one of the best '60s rock bands. List of the best Byrds albums, including pictures of the album covers when available. This Byrds discography is ranked from best to worst, so the top Byrds albums can be found at the top of the list. To make it easy for you, we haven't included The Byrds singles, EPs, or compilations, so everything you see here should only be studio albums. If you think the greatest Byrds album isn't high enough on the list, then be sure to vote for it so it receives the credit it deserves. Make sure you don't just vote for critically acclaimed albums; if you have a favorite Byrds album, then vote it up, even if it's not necessarily the most popular.

The L.A.-based psychedelic rock band was led by Roger McGuinn for its nearly 10-year - and highly influential - run. Its debut album in 1965, Mr. Tambourine Man, contained several Bob Dylan songs, including their dreamy folk-pop cover of the title song. 

If you want to know the best Byrds album of all time, this list featuring The Byrds discography will answer your question. Examples include Sweetheart of the Rodeo, Turn! Turn! Turn!, and The Notorious Byrd Brothers. These popular Byrds CDs have been voted on by music fans around the world, so the order isn't just one person's opinion. 

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Fifth Dimension is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Byrds Albums of All Time
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1. 5D (Fifth Dimension)
2. Wild Mountain Thyme
3. Mr. Spaceman
4. I See You
5. What's Happening?!?!
6. I Come and Stand at Every Door
7. Eight Miles High
8. Hey Joe (Where You Gonna Go)
9. Captain Soul
10. John Riley
11. 2-4-2 Fox Trot (The Lear Jet Song)

Release Date: 1966

Artist: The Byrds

Tracks: What's Happening?!?!, Mr. Spaceman, 5D (Fifth Dimension), + more

Length (mins): 00:29:17

Label: Columbia

Genres (Music): Psychedelic rock, Folk rock, Raga rock

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Turn! Turn! Turn! is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Byrds Albums of All Time
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1. Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There is a Season)
2. It Won't Be Wrong
3. Set You Free This Time
4. Lay Down Your Weary Tune
5. He Was a Friend of Mine
6. The World Turns All Around Her
7. Satisfied Mind
8. If You're Gone
9. The Times They Are a-Changin
10. Wait and See
11. Oh! Susannah

Release Date: 1965

Artist: The Byrds

Producer: Terry Melcher

Tracks: It Won’t Be Wrong, Oh! Susannah, Wait and See, + more

Length (mins): 00:30:05

Label: Columbia

Genres (Music): Rock music, Pop music, Folk rock

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(Untitled) is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Byrds Albums of All Time
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1. Lover of the Bayou
2. Positively 4th Street
3. Nashville West
4. So You Want to Be a Rock 'n' Roll Star
5. Mr. Tambourine Man
6. Mr. Spaceman
7. Eight Miles High
8. Chestnut Mare
9. Truck Stop Girl
10. All the Things
11. Yesterday's Train
12. Hungry Planet
13. Just a Season
14. Take a Whiff on Me
15. You All Look Alike
16. Well Come Back Home

Release Date: 1970

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Ballad of Easy Rider is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Byrds Albums of All Time
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1. Ballad of Easy Rider
2. Fido
3. Oil in My Lamp
4. Tulsa County Blue
5. Jack Tarr the Sailor
6. Jesus Is Just Alright
7. It's All Over Now, Baby Blue
8. There Must Be Someone
9. Gunga Din
10. Deportee (Plane Wreck at Los Gatos)
11. Armstrong, Aldrin and Collins

Release Date: 1969

Artist: The Byrds

Producer: Terry Melcher

Tracks: Deportee (Plane Wreck at Los Gatos), Armstrong, Aldrin and Collins, + more

Label: Columbia

Genres (Music): Rock music, Country rock

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