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The Best Byrds Albums of All Time

List RulesThis 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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    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)
    • Length (mins): 00:29:17
    • Label: Columbia
    • Genres (Music): Psychedelic rock, Folk rock, Raga rock
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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
    • Length (mins): 00:30:05
    • Label: Columbia
    • Genres (Music): Rock music, Pop music, Folk rock
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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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    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
    • Label: Columbia
    • Genres (Music): Rock music, Country rock
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