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The Best Byrds Albums of All Time

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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. This Wheel's on Fire
    2. Old Blue
    3. Your Gentle Way of Loving Me
    4. Child of the Universe
    5. Nashville West
    6. Drug Store Truck Drivin' Man" (Roger McGuinn, Gram Parsons) – 3:5
    7. King Apathy III
    8. Candy
    9. Bad Night at the Whiskey
    10. Medley: My Back Pages/B.J. Blues/Baby What You Want Me to Do

    • Release Date: 1969
    • Artist: The Byrds
    • Producer: Bob Johnston
    • Tracks: Nashville West, Bad Night at the Whiskey, Candy
    • Length (mins): 00:34:27
    • Label: Columbia
    • Genres (Music): Psychedelic rock, Rock music, Folk rock, Country rock
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    1. Full Circle
    2. Sweet Mary
    3. Changing Heart
    4. For Free
    5. Born to Rock 'n' Roll
    6. Things Will Be Better
    7. Cowgirl in the Sand
    8. Long Live the King
    9. Borrowing Time
    10. Laughing
    11. (See the Sky) About to Rain

    • Release Date: 1973
    • Artist: The Byrds
    • Tracks: Sweet Mary, (See the Sky) About to Rain, Full Circle
    • Length (mins): 00:34:57
    • Genres (Music): Rock music, Country rock
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    1. Tiffany Queen
    2. Get Down Your Line
    3. Farther Along
    4. B.B. Class Road
    5. Bugler
    6. America's Great National Pastime
    7. Antique Sandy
    8. Precious Kate
    9. So Fine
    10. Lazy Waters
    11. Bristol Steam Convention Blues

    • Release Date: 1971
    • Artist: The Byrds
    • Tracks: Farther Along, Antique Sandy, Bristol Steam Convention Blues
    • Label: Columbia
    • Genres (Music): Rock music, Country rock
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    1. Glory, Glory
    2. Pale Blue
    3. I Trust
    4. Tunnel of Love
    5. Citizen Kane
    6. I Wanna Grow Up to Be a Politician
    7. Absolute Happiness
    8. Green Apple Quick Step
    9. My Destiny
    10. Kathleen's Song
    11. Jamaica Say You Will

    • Release Date: 1971
    • Artist: The Byrds
    • Tracks: Absolute Happiness, My Destiny, I Trust
    • Label: Columbia
    • Genres (Music): Rock music, Country rock
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