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Younger Than Yesterday

The Byrds

1967

Younger Than Yesterday

Album Summary

Younger Than Yesterday is the fourth album by the American rock band the Byrds and was released on February 6, 1967 on Columbia Records. It saw the band continuing to integrate elements of psychedelia and jazz into their music, a process they had begun on their previous album, Fifth Dimension. In addition, the album captured the band and record producer Gary Usher experimenting with new musical textures, including brass instruments, reverse tape effects and an electronic oscillator.The album also marked the emergence of the band's bass player Chris Hillman as a talented songwriter and vocalist. Prior to Younger Than Yesterday, Hillman had only received one shared writing credit with the Byrds, but this album saw him credited as the sole composer of four songs and a co-writer of "So You Want to Be a Rock 'n' Roll Star". Byrds expert Tim Connors has remarked that two of Hillman's compositions on Younger Than Yesterday exhibited country and western influences and thus can be seen as early indicators of the country rock experimentation that would feature—to a greater or lesser degree—on all of the Byrds' subsequent albums.Upon release, the album peaked at number 24 on the Billboard Top LPs chart and reached number 37 on the UK Albums Chart. It was preceded by the "So You Want to Be a Rock 'n' Roll Star" single in January 1967, which reached the Top 30 of the Billboard Hot 100. Two additional singles taken from the album, "My Back Pages" and "Have You Seen Her Face", were also moderately successful on the Billboard singles chart. However, none of the singles taken from the album charted in the United Kingdom. Music critics Richie Unterberger and David Fricke have both remarked that although it was largely overlooked by the public at the time of its release, the album's critical standing has improved over the years and today Younger Than Yesterday is considered one of the Byrds' best albums. The title of Younger Than Yesterday is derived from the lyrics of "My Back Pages", a song written by Bob Dylan, which was covered on the album.

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Rating

3.1

Votes

5085

Genres

  • Rock
  • Country
  • Folk
  • Psychedelic Rock
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Thu Jun 03 2021
5

So You Want To Be A Rock 'N' Roll Star is a wild awesome groove that sets the hooks in deep. CTA-102 comes in outta nowhere with the weird. hard to see where it fits. lots of great time signature and rhythm work. Hot shit the late 60's was just a genre soup where every band borrowed every texture and sound under the sun. Yea a real landmark of an album

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Wed Sep 23 2020
4

Above average summer of love fare. Definitely influenced by superior mid 60s psychedelia like Revolver and Pet Sounds. Some cool songs though. "Renaissance Fair", "Mind Gardens," and "My Back Pages" are the stand outs. You can definitely hear some early Crosby, Stills, and Nash in some of the songs, which makes sense given that David Crosby was the Byrds' lead guitarist.

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Sat Aug 21 2021
4

It is rare to find a band in the late 60's that can tread the same ground that the Beatles explored at the same time without sounding entirely derivative. Bravo.

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Fri May 07 2021
5

Wow, some wild stuff on here! Backwards sitars and electronic experimentation. Love it!

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Wed Mar 16 2022
5

Love the byrds, there's allot of music that wouldn't exist without the foundation they helped lay. Using odd instruments and an interesting spatial audio setup made them true innovators

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Wed Jan 20 2021
4

A couple of songs were a little too 1967 but there are some beautiful songs on the album. Everything's been burnt could have been a modern Bond theme, Have you seen her face another classic. I haven't listen to the Byrds since in was in my early 20's; never heard this album only Greatest Hits. I missed out.

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Fri Jan 29 2021
4

Enjoyed the whole thing. You can tell these guys were ahead of their time with trying new things

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Sat Aug 21 2021
4

This was a beautiful morning album. I think the thing I liked about this is that it was so tightly packed, and while it lacked a little something to pump it to a five, it was a high four.

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Mon Sep 20 2021
4

This is our thyrd Byrds album, so I was bracing myself for this to break the streak of great albums this week. However, this was a really fantastic project. So much more overtly psychedelic than the previous projects (one was a country album). Really great production effects, and a lot of variety from track to track. At points, this does feel quite country/folk, then something snaps back and we're in psych territory again. Perfect example: CTA -102. That seemed to be a normal '60s rock track, but then it gets squeezed through a low-pass filter and we hear unintelligible alien chatter. I thought my phone malfunctioned; imagine what some person in the '60s would've thought hearing that on their turntable! I also recognized My Back Pages, and that's because it's a Bob Dylan song. Anyway, this album is excellent and keeps the streak alive for a wonderful week of new/old music. Five albums, average rating of 4.8/5 for the week. Favorite tracks: Everybody's Been Burned, Mind Gardens, CTA 102, My Back Pages, Time Between. Album art: Lo-res by design? That appears to be the case, and I think it kind of works here. This seems like a very unassuming, bland rock project, weathered by time and shelves, but you put it on and it's barely terrestrial. Great job, Byrds. 4.5/5

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Wed Mar 02 2022
4

Prior to this, I knew some of the Byrds' music but this album delivered way more than I expected. Younger Than Yesterday is filled with catchy tunes that I'll be relistening to often. My favorite tracks are Have You Seen Her Face, Everybody's Been Burned and Why.

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Wed Mar 09 2022
4

First time of listening to this one, aware of "So You Want To Be A Rock & Roll Star". I can see why this was called the American "Revolver" as you can hear the Beatles influences throughout. A great album I think and gives warning about the powerhouse the Byrd's became both collectively and Individually in American rock music. You can hear the birth of the CSN&Y harmonies on "Why" Loved the aforementioned "Rock & Roll Star" "Everybody's Been Burned" "Thoughts and Words" and the Byrd's usual, a Dylan cover "My Back Pages" A great album rightfully on the list and I can't believe I hadn't heard it in its entirety before.

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Mon Mar 28 2022
4

Interesting melodically and sonically and feels very ahead of it’s time - love some of the darker Melodies - while the songs are quite memorable and the whole album feels like it keeps you wanting more. A nice inclusion of I might say so.

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Sat Apr 02 2022
4

This was great! I think this is the fourth album I've heard by The Byrds and I've enjoyed each one more and more A fascinating mix of folk and some more experimental electronic music, with off-kilter melodies floating around reversed guitars and modulated vocals

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Fri Jun 10 2022
4

Surprised by this - thought it was going to be a mediocre Beatles knockoff but the whole album is a fun and psychedelic listen. Holds up pretty well in 2022! I'll be revisiting The Byrds for sure.

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Sat Mar 13 2021
3

From David Crosby to The Byrds! I don't know much about them, but it feels like they are trying to be like early Beatles. Then I heard the end of C.T.A - 102 and WTF. Is that like Crazy Frog in my right ear? Bizarre. Renaissance Fair is not too bad, a bit of Simon & Garfunkel vibes. Everybody's Been Burned has a nice slightly down-tempo vibe. Another very S&G feeling track. I like the guitar work here. Almost reminds me of a Radiohead guitar track with the two panned guitars playing different things. Thoughts & Words is not bad either. The album seems to be getting better as it goes, at least for me. Not a huge fan of the right-panned drums. I assume this must be an early stereo-remaster where they feel they must pan things hard left and right. Some nice reverse tape echo effects here, probably quite unique for the time. Well, theres a few tracks after this that don't do much for me either. Ended up being just okay.

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Sat Mar 13 2021
3

Enjoyable and very of it's time. The more I listened to it the novelty sort of wore off though.

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Thu Dec 09 2021
3

Look I find the Byrds a particular level of melodic blandness where everything sounds the same. Always on 60's compilations, most interesting thing on this album is the appearance of Hugh Masekela Is this really a 1001 'best' album?

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Thu Jan 28 2021
5

So good

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Sun Apr 18 2021
5

brilliant - makes me feel i'm in california and that can only be a good thing CTA 102 - the best mind gardens is a better trip song than TNK and very nice 'my back pages' beatleish and 60s ofc but more subtle and shimmery

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Sat Apr 02 2022
5

Fun fun fun! I would listen again!

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Sat Apr 16 2022
5

Why is it always either Bob Dylan, David Crosby, Stills, Nash, the Beatles or the Beach Boys? And why does the Byrds always combine them all on one album. Can't not like it. 4 Ok, this is considerably better than any of their other albums. It's so special compared to the others. 5 But "My Back Pages" is twice on the album? Is it part of the idea? He keeps getting older? I actually really like the way they incorporate psychadelica in this album. It's not like the 13th floor elevators which is just weird noise for 2 hours. Eh it gets a 5 for "Thoughts and Words". It's so good.

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Wed Jun 29 2022
5

From the British Wave parody "So You Want To Be A Rock'n'Roll Star" (with frenzy screams of fans and all) to the genuine hits "Have You Seen Her Face", "The Girl With No Name" and "Why", from the lively "C.T.A.-102" continuing previous album's "Mr Spaceman" sci-fi streak (including space alien gibberish at the end), to the mystical heights of "Mind Gardens", and from California to the rest of the world, this record is quite the wild ride into an exhilarating sixties theme park. There's a even one mandatory Bob Dylan cover ("My Back Pages"), but this time the Byrds didn't even need those sorts of cover to flesh out the tracklisting. Probably because contrary to other LPs in the past, they now had everything at hand as in-house songwriters. *5th Dimension* had already set the psychedelic tone of an era. *Younger Than Yesterday* could now capitalize on that tone, and take things further. As far as I'm concerned, said things went downhill from that point on. *The Notorious Byrd Brothers* still had great moments, and was reputedly groundbreaking in terms of production. But the individual songs in it were hit-or-miss for me. And I'm not even talking of that weird full-on country mode of that other famous album that followed after... But to come back to this particular record, which I still find very endearing (including for its minor misfires), it is also one to listen to on the strength of only *one* of its songs, i.e. the mesmerizing and melancholic "Everybody's Been Burned", probably one of the best compositions David Crosby ever penned (and also one of his most moving performances as a singer). This song best exemplifies what's great about the whole opus: it's cinematic *and* heartfelt, firmly set in a time and place but also timeless. Listen to it and weep. This is the epitome of The Byrds' early career, and as such, it should be part of this list, obviously. Number of albums left to review or just listen to: 875 Number of albums from the list I find relevant enough to be mandatory listens: 68 (including this one) Albums from the list I *might* include in mine later on: 30 Albums from the list I will certainly *not* include in mine (many others are more important): 28

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Tue Nov 22 2022
5

Notes - Folk rock/psychedelic - David Crosby - Some elements of noise in here as well that I didn’t expect lol - Short and sweet songs - The bass playing here is great - Apparently for this album their bass player stepped forward as a more prominent singer and writer - All of the songs are super distinct and memorable but still all work together - very cool! - Fantastic vocal harmonies and performances throughout Fav - Renaissance fair - Really cool chord progression and imagery Least fav - CTA 102 - Cool but don’t think it adds too much 5/5!

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Thu Sep 03 2020
4

Good album. Psychedelic feel in a lot of places I wasn't expecting.

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Thu Oct 29 2020
4

My back pages.

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Tue Mar 16 2021
4

Great album. Love most of the tunes, lots of good guitar parts vocals and arrangements. Some songs a little odd stopping it from a 5 rating would give it 4.5

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Wed Mar 31 2021
4

A good course in rock history

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Sun Feb 28 2021
4

meio Beatles meio Tom Petty

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Fri Jan 22 2021
4

Rock convencional, pero de repente hay toques country o psicodélicos. Fue una buena experiencia, sorpresiva, pues con "So You Want to Be a Rock 'N' Roll Star" no me esperaba lo que venía después, como la voz alienígena en "C.T.A." o los acordes más suaves en otras canciones, como "Renassaince Fair". Mis favoritas creo son "Thoughts and Words" y "Don't Make Waves". Sólido 8.5/10.

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Fri Jan 22 2021
4

7/10 me gustó, algunas me recordaron a los beatles pero sin los fans toxicos uwu, no lo volvería a escuchar completo

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Mon Feb 01 2021
4

Un poco rollo.

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Sat Mar 13 2021
4

Rockzin antigo gostoso de ouvir exceto alguns sons especificamente

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Wed Jun 30 2021
4

Excelentes melodías, voces y rítmica. Un gran clásico

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Sun May 02 2021
4

Imaginative inspired record where the band takes their jazz and country influences and make them merge with beautiful melodies. 60s pop at its best

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Fri Jan 22 2021
4

Sí me gustó. Muchas canciones son muy distintivamente folk por eso las disfruté (por alguna razón, en general nunca percibo en qué consiste lo folk en el folk rock así que, ... bien). Everybody's Been Burned, Mind Gardens y Old John Robertson sorpresivamente oscuras, densas, lentas, con un toque místico indio y celta (como que de repente la vibra es Ireland meets India en antidepresivos!!!) de ahí que selecciono estos tracks como mis favoritos del álbum. A lo largo del disco hay efectos y arreglos (quizás hasta samples?) locos que seguramente eran muy complejos y emocionantes para su tiempo y que le dan texturas interesantes para mantenerme escuchando a pesar de la simpleza de las melodías (me acordé de Wildflower de The Avalanches solo que como un experimento más frenético que esto). 8/10, cool para un día de relax y psicotrópicos.

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Tue Mar 02 2021
4

Very nice sounds

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Sat Mar 13 2021
4

Really good, some excellent tunes on there

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Tue Jan 26 2021
4

disco casi perfecto. solo me aburrieron 2 temas

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Tue Mar 02 2021
4

good album

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Tue Mar 23 2021
4

Younger Than Yesterday was somewhat overlooked at the time of its release during an intensely competitive era that found the Byrds on a commercial downslide. Time, however, has shown it to be the most durable of the Byrds' albums, with the exception of Mr. Tambourine Man

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Tue Jul 20 2021
4

Amazing!!!

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Wed Jul 28 2021
4

This was a ton of fun-- reminiscent of Sgt. Pepper.

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Tue Aug 03 2021
4

Good ol classic rock. Very Beatles-esque.

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Wed Aug 11 2021
4

Oldie but goodie

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Tue Sep 21 2021
4

4/5 really Beatly sounds, nice!!

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Sat Sep 25 2021
4

An early example of psychedelic music to come.

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Sun Oct 24 2021
4

Really good, I liked this album more than their Fifth Dimension one I’ll give it an 8/10

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Wed Oct 27 2021
4

Really nice album

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Thu Nov 11 2021
4

Really digging the psychedelic energy here. 4/5

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Fri Dec 17 2021
4

Enjoyed it. A side of The Byrds I hadn't heard that much of outside of the opening track.

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Fri Dec 31 2021
4

8/10

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Thu Jan 06 2022
4

Ne znam kako ovo nisam prije cula, predobar album, bravo!!

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Wed Jan 26 2022
4

Enjoy the Byrds sound. Much better than their earlier hits which I think are way over played. Solid album. 4/5

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Thu Jan 27 2022
4

Solid, had the vibe you expect from the era

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Mon Feb 21 2022
4

Catchy and fun. Good sounds and singing.

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Mon Mar 14 2022
4

4.5…very good album…cut my teeth on this music…..still love it to this day…

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Sat Mar 19 2022
4

7/10. Birb.

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Sat Mar 19 2022
4

8/10

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Wed Apr 06 2022
4

I never reach for this record when I want to listen to the Byrds. I should, but it's always between "Fifth Dimension" and "Sweetheart of the Rodeo." The former never delivers on the promise and sounds liek a band trying too hard. The latter is excellent but I've worn it out a little bit. This record is just what I need. I own it. But I never listen. The Byrds are tricky for me. They have everything I love. 12-string Ric guitars chiming away under gorgeous harmonies. Copious tambourine. But they also feel second-tier for me, in the context of other music of the time. But this record is great. So it's getting a 4/5. I'd probably give the other two records I mentioned the same score or higher. So, maybe they aren't second-tier, after all? We'll see if those other records show up on the list here.

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Fri Apr 08 2022
4

Respect but this is not the high point of the 60s

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Sun Apr 10 2022
4

4.5

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Fri Apr 15 2022
4

Though I don't consider this the Byrd's best album, it's still very significant and has a lot of good songs it. There is however more filler than on previous records and at the time is was overlooked, but it ages well today. The Byrd's are exploring more musical styles, for better or worse, so overall it's a solid record.

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Sat Apr 16 2022
4

After about 13 hours since I listened to it, I don’t remember much of this album but I do remember enjoying it and thinking that it’s one of my favorite types of 60s music

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Mon May 02 2022
4

Great, easy listening album. Fast paced folk with nice harmonies and great run time, what's not to love

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Mon May 02 2022
4

Always great vocals from The Byrds and you never know what sounds you’ll get. I enjoyed this and was intrigued by the back taping used.

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Sat May 28 2022
4

Overall quite nice, a couple songs I didn’t care fo

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Thu Jun 02 2022
4

good tunes

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Sat Jun 04 2022
4

Bien joué ils m'ont grow dessus

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Thu Jun 16 2022
4

Un poco rollo.

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Sat Jun 25 2022
4

Sonido Beatles muy chulo

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Mon Jun 27 2022
4

Fun, can see the Beatles influence/inspiration in it

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Fri Jul 01 2022
4

Farther out there and more diverse than the other Byrds record so far.

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Tue Jul 05 2022
4

Good stuff. Very tight song structure. Mature song writing with a bit youthful spark still to it.

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Sat Jul 16 2022
4

Unexpectedly enjoyed this. Very much a continuation of Rubber Soul era beatles.

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Wed Jul 20 2022
4

Enjoyed it more than I thought I would, and will likely dig a bit more into their catalogue.

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Fri Jul 22 2022
4

Love this band, era, and sound. Never actually listened to any of their albums til now

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Mon Aug 01 2022
4

At it's best, the songs are short and insanely catchy ("So You Want to Be a Rock 'n' Roll Star" , "Have You Seen Her Face", "C.T.A.-102" and "Renaissance Fair") all feature strong lead vocals, the usual 12 string guitar sound and rich vocal harmonies, with special praise going to Chris Hillman's melodic bass lines. Sadly there is a low point; David Crosby's vocal on "Mind Gardens" is horribly off key, and at 3.28 it's the longest track. So this 29 minute album really suffers as a result. It's a shame because some of the CD bonus tracks would have been available.

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Wed Aug 03 2022
4

Listened Before? N WOW! These guys are good! It's the most sixties sounding thing I've ever heard. I'm assuming they influenced an entire generation of musicians. I could listen to this all day. Added to Library? Y Songs added to playlist: My Back Pages, So You Want to be A Rock 'N Roll Star

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Tue Aug 16 2022
4

Interestingly enough, the biggest hit from this album is probably the one that fits the least. This album is replete with experimentation in the studio coming off the heels of the Beatles’ Revolver. Dylan’s influence is ever present and the cover of his song, ‘My Back Pages’ was a highlight for me. The country rock tinges, which later would be explored more in depth for the Byrds, stood out for me as well. Overall, this album did a great job in combining space rock psychedelic experimentation with the raga folk sound that made them famous

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Mon Aug 22 2022
4

Very good album. I listened through it twice. Dunno what it is exactly that I like, but it's well put together, front to back. 4/5

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Fri Aug 26 2022
4

MEGA NICE!!! Lidt Mark Knophler guitar lyd, men ellers fed 60'er lyd

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Tue Aug 30 2022
4

Prefs: So You Want To Be a Rock'n'Roll Star, C.T.A-102, Renaissance Fair, Time Between, Everybody's Been Burned, Thoughts and Words, My Back Pages, The Girl with No Name, Why Moins pref: Mind Gardens

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Sat Sep 03 2022
4

A golden age album

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Sat Sep 03 2022
4

Yes a 60’s album that more than deserves to be on the list. So real catchy and interesting songs on here, really an American band that could keep up with the British Invasion at the time. One of those Iv been wrestling with giving a 5 but just can’t because of the song mind gardens just go right through me I can’t listen. Maybe harsh compared to my other ratings but a song that bad is enough for me to not see this as a masterpiece.

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Tue Sep 06 2022
4

Yo, this album's weird. I have no idea why it's famous or needs to be listened to (other than being a good Byrds album), but I like it!

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Tue Sep 06 2022
4

I continue to have no idea how to think about the Byrds. Eclectic to a fault; Californian to a fault. Both are semi-accurate descriptors of at least the first half. But it held my interest and the rest of the record is packed with simply great work. Bottom line: I have no idea how the band is supposed to work.

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Fri Sep 09 2022
4

Pretty good album. So you wanna be a rock and roll star

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Sat Sep 10 2022
4

Great album, among the best of its day and certainly one of the best the Byrds ever put out. The guitar work is gorgeous and innovative and probably launched a hundred bands. There is the requisite amount of silly experimentation you find in rock albums of the late '60s, which makes some the album seem a little unfocused. But on the whole musically, this is an incredibly lovely and vibrant collection of songs. Fave Songs: Have You Seen Her Face, So You Want to Be a Rock 'n' Roll Star, My Back Pages, The Girl with No Name, Why, Thoughts and Words, Everybody's Been Burned

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Sun Sep 11 2022
4

This is very much up my alley. I love every single song so far. Overall great album! I enjoyed it. This album was fueling my love for music from the 60s

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Tue Sep 13 2022
4

Great 60s rock with awesome experimental vibes

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Sat Sep 24 2022
4

They spelled it wrong again

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Wed Sep 28 2022
4

Nice short, upbeat songs Cat has very unexpected part at the end 5/5 material so far Thoughts and word-> ticket to ride Not loving mind gardens, instrumental is too much

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Thu Sep 29 2022
4

4.25

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Fri Sep 30 2022
4

Reminiscent of mid-career Beatles, with a bit more guitar twang.

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Fri Oct 14 2022
4

Reminds me of what The Beatles were doing at the same time, but in an original kind of way. Interesting songwriting and execution.

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Wed Oct 26 2022
4

Pretty cutesy 60s psych pop

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Mon Oct 31 2022
4

Ah yes, the American Beatles.

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Thu Nov 03 2022
4

These guys simply do not get enough credit. Absolutely one of the best bands of its era.

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Wed Nov 09 2022
4

I'm finding it hard to know how I felt about this. Like they're very well written enjoyable songs, but there is kind of one tone to it. Like I don't feel blown away but obvs it is excellent. Wish I could do a 3.5

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Wed Nov 09 2022
4

Lovely dad rock

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Wed Nov 09 2022
4

Honestly everything I want from a pop album. Sure, the recording was a little muddy and there were a couple too many songs, but this was irresistible. A great record.

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Fri Nov 11 2022
4

Solid.

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Sun Nov 13 2022
4

Late 60's / early 70's psychedelic/folk rock entries on this list just never seem to disappoint. Verging on the border between 4 and 5 starts but missing just that bit of an edge to deserve the top rating. Still an amazing listen.

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Mon Nov 14 2022
4

This was another new one to me, I only knew a handful of Byrds songs before. I really enjoyed it, especially the weird alien voice on the third track and "Everyone's Been Burned". That's a real standout track, and I was pleasantly surprised to see the link between it and The Charlatans' "The Only One I Know", I love spotting stuff like that throughout musical history. The only negatives I would have is that some of the songs are a bit same-y, and the vocal style has me questioning Tom Petty's originality!

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Thu Nov 17 2022
4

first listen it's good

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Sun Nov 20 2022
4

siis joo että tietää pari biisiä haha kiva sattuma mutta mitä vittua koko aöbumi tuttu ei ollu 50 albumilistassa missä helevetissä oon kuullu siis mitö vittua massiivisin dejavu mitä oon ikinö kokenu 45 minuutin verran... noh on kyllä hyviä biisejä. vaikka selvästi radiopoikia nämä, beatles kopioita mutta edellisestå albumista se ero että kovakuoriaiset liiskattiin tällä kertaa....nimittäin jumputtaa musiikkia sillälai... ehkä time between...emt...oscu...sähköposti...

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Thu Nov 24 2022
4

I liked it. A bit like The Beatles X The Beach Boys. Hadn’t heard any of the songs before. Very catchy music. CTA-102 is a strange track but overall a great album. Would listen again.

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Fri Nov 25 2022
4

Nice to hear this album again. I forgot how great it is. Though they're known for their chiming 12-string guitars—which sound so great through the album—Chris Hillman's galloping bass on "Renaissance Fair" is the instrumental highlight. They were on a roll on this one. Every song except two (CTA 102 and Mind Gardens) is fantastic. It's crazy how great David Crosby can be, and also how much of a self-indulgent ass. "Everybody's Been Burned" is one of my all-time favorite Byrds songs. The mood, the chords, his singing... (chef's kiss). But damn Mind Gardens is utter garbage and he insisted they inlude it when they had other quality songs in the can--even his own incredible Lady Friend. But more often than not, his songs are my favorites in The Byrds' catalog.

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Fri Nov 25 2022
4

Great guitar playing on this album, harmonies too. Such an unmistakeable sound to The Byrds, though I'd never listened to a complete album by the band. Sometimes the lyrics would wander into hackneyed territory, but that wasn't enough to detract from the enjoyment. Solid songs, clearly an influence on artists to come, good stuff.

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Sat Mar 06 2021
3

Fantastic melodies; just sounds really dated.

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Fri Jul 09 2021
3

It was fine, but kind of inconsistent.

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Tue Oct 27 2020
3

Trippier than I expected - so many similarities to Revolver

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Sat Feb 13 2021
3

Folky country rock, its ok but not Crosby, Stills and Nash level.

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Tue Mar 23 2021
3

Not my favorite Byrds album but you can't go wrong with their stuff around this time.

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Fri Feb 12 2021
3

Chill stuff. It wasn't bad but didn't stand out. Might need another listen.

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Wed Feb 03 2021
3

60'er

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Fri Feb 19 2021
3

Überhaupt nicht so schlimm, wie ich vermutet hatte, ganz im Gegenteil. Dieses Album enthält vieles, was ich an Gitarrenmusik gut finde. Dieser mehrstimmige Sixties-Gesang nervt etwas, aber nicht sehr, und wird vom Rest der Musik ausgeglichen. Gute 3 Sterne.

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Mon Feb 15 2021
3

Quality, pleasant.. Not so keen on CTA 102 song.

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Thu Feb 04 2021
3

Nothing special. Just a fine hippy album.

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Mon Apr 19 2021
3

alright. bit beatley

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Mon Apr 19 2021
3

was a bit Beatley but I liked how most the songs were short. cute x

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Fri Mar 05 2021
3

Good 60s rock, with some psychedelia mixed in to keep it interesting Highilights: -My Back Pages -Have you Seen Her Face -Mind Garden -Renaissance Fair

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Thu Mar 11 2021
3

Qué difícil. Escuchando varios de estos discos de los 60s me preguntó qué pasaría si le pones una rolita de estas a un fan from hell de los beatles sin decirle quién es. Seguro te dice sí a huevo es de su segundo disco de estudio. Me gustó poco más que nada pero mucho menos que mucho.

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Tue Feb 09 2021
3

Well-constructed songs and deep lyrics. Not bad at all.

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Sat Mar 13 2021
3

These songs are ok but I'm not that into it, sounds like children's music to me.

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Sat Feb 06 2021
3

Pretty great album. They are a great band too

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Fri Jan 15 2021
3

Good 60's jangle. Interesting to hear the beginning of that jangly sound.

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Thu Jun 17 2021
3

yeyeyeye

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Thu Mar 11 2021
3

Pop inicial sin demasiada sustancia. Al menos para mis gustos

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Fri Apr 30 2021
3

Highlights: Time Between, Everybody's Been Burned, My Back Pages, It happens Each Day Lowlight: C.T.A. - 102 The biggest issue I have so far with this album is that it doesn't start becoming listenable until the 4th track, and even then there are some risks that the artists took that fell flat, detracting from what have been a good classic folk-rock album. C.T.A. - 102 should be left out entirely, it sounds like an unfunny joke where the punchline is just a minute of sheer annoyance at the end. Thoughts and Words would have been good if they didn't experiment with the reverse guitar pedal. Time Between is a bright, strummy ditty that showcases the 12-string nicely, while Everybody's Been Burned is dour and a great contrast; both are excellent. My Back Pages (both versions?) invokes nostalgic reflection with practical use of lovely 70's style hard-panning and harmony. Overall, this is pussy rock, but not the Byrds finest example of it.

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Sat Jan 30 2021
3

pretty good, its what I expected the Beatles to be Fav track: Why (but wasn't paying too much attention to it while I was listening)

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Wed Jun 09 2021
3

5

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Mon Mar 08 2021
3

Leuke jaren 60 rock. Ik vind het goed maar niet heel bijzonder

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Wed Feb 03 2021
3

Solid 60s psych rock. Love the eastern angles

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Tue Feb 02 2021
3

Decent album from the Byrds following Gene Clarks departure. Setting them up for future country / folk experiments.

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Mon Feb 15 2021
3

If could give 3.5 I would

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Fri Feb 12 2021
3

Saved Prior: None Saved Off Rip: C.T.A. - 102, Don't Make Waves Cutting Edge: So You Want to Be a Rock 'N' Roll Star, My Back Pages, The Girl With No Name, Lady Friend Overall Notes: I guess I'm a fan of mid-late 60's rock, because even though this was a step down from the Beatles and there were definitely some misses on here this was still an enjoyable listen.

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Thu May 20 2021
3

A couple of ok songs but the rest of the album is too psychedelic/annoying for me

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Thu Jul 01 2021
3

Kinda generic psych rock, okay. Hugh Masekala does the trumpet on the first track apparently, I like the links between the different 1001 albums

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Sat Feb 13 2021
3

Didn’t finish

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Thu Feb 25 2021
3

Very 60s, a bit of a beatles and beach vibe. Pretty good to have on in the background.

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Mon Jun 28 2021
3

A really enjoyable and at times interesting (if unspectacular) listen.

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Thu Mar 25 2021
3

Classic OG rock n roll, with a bit of an 'ahead of its time' twist. Bit of an Eastern hippy psychedelic twist too. Decent. 3/5

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Thu Jun 10 2021
3

This album hits several large boxes for late 60's Rock Music. With that in mind, it has some notable tracks, but also some largely repetitive tunes. A solid effort and worth the listen.

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Wed Mar 10 2021
3

Curious but dated

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Sat Apr 03 2021
3

It’s ok. Good to have on doing other things.

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Mon Jun 21 2021
3

Nothing like pop tunes under 2 and half minutes.

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Mon Jun 07 2021
3

Pseeee

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Wed May 19 2021
3

A very pleasant album.

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Thu Jul 01 2021
3

I found this one to be pretty interesting. The sound itself has so much has so much texture. It feels like this album was inspired by all kinds of music at ones. Really running the gambit of Genres. And it even gets weird on the track CTA. But overall man, I think it's a good piece of work. I like it, would I stake my name on it and recommend it? Probably not. But I'm not too sure.

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Tue Jun 08 2021
3

Yeah fine, nothing of note

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Fri Jul 16 2021
3

Very retro 60s. Strong 3, not quite a 4 for me.

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Thu Jul 01 2021
3

The Byrds: The Beatles but less interesting - For context, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band came out the same year and is just so much... more. In a period where the genre of rock and roll was being defined and borders were being explored, they have a sound that is about 5 years behind the times. Listening now, the simple harmonies and rhythms seem a little meh and dated. It's nice, unobjectionable music, with some nice close harmony bits but I wouldn't go out of my way to buy a record

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Thu Jul 22 2021
3

Buen disco

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Fri Aug 20 2021
3

With standouts like So You Wanna Be a Rock n Roll Star, Renaissance Fair, Everybody's Been Burned and, especially, My Back Pages, YOUNGER THAN YESTERDAY gives us a great window into the folk rock stylings of the 60s. The album is somewhat uneven, perhaps due to the amount of sonic experimentation, much of which doesn't quite land. But the insightful lyrics and the interplay of the band, gifted musicians riffing off of each other, give listeners plenty to like. The sound is definitely 60s, with some backward sections, raga inspired sonic beds and unmistakable drum rhythms/sounds of the period. Many may find it dated, but instead I look at it as a stepping stone that brought music to it's next level, to be built upon by other groups that would put their own decade's stamp on the genre. I give it a solid 3.

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Fri Aug 20 2021
3

Did The Byrds have short attention spans? A classic rock album where the longest song is 3:28? Even with the shorter song lengths, multiple songs devolve into weird sounds or tangents. "Time Between" is nice - "through love and trust it's gonna work out fine" - but it's cut so short at under 2 minutes. That works great sometimes for a fast-paced punk sprint, but feels odd with a ballad like this. There was also too much experimenting with weird or unorthodox sounds or instruments; it seemed random and often didn't fit the song. (Ah... "the album captured the band and record producer Gary Usher experimenting with new musical textures, including brass instruments, reverse tape effects and an electronic oscillator.") "Mind Gardens" could be a nice, interesting song, but instead it's not. And sometimes they sound like they are trying to sing in British accents? Overall, I preferred "The Notorious Byrd Brothers" and felt like there was a lot of unrealized potential marred by experimentation on "Younger Than Yesterday." That one got a high 3, this one gets a low 3.

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Fri Aug 20 2021
3

The Notorious Byrd Brothers album was a real surprise. When I listened to that I was shocked at how progressive and different it was for 1968. I enjoyed the NBB album as a whole, however Moog Raga, Triad, Space Oddessy and Universal Mind Decoder stood out. The album continues to get airtime here. Younger Than Yesterday is closer the Byrds album I was expecting, the signature chiming soft guitar, tambourines and voice harmonies that evoke the 60's is sticky syrup and it's all over this. I did find interest in a few tracks. C.T.A.-102 evades the norm somewhat and introduces some errant electronic whizzing which is interesting. The opening guitar to Have You Seen her Face is badass, but then the steady tambourine kinda ruins it. Why includes some backwards, (I'm assuming devil worshiping) talk, But the most surprising track is the opening "So You Want to Be a Rock N Roll Star" is original. I'm used to Tom Petty's version and I discovered Patty Smith also covers it. In the time before 1001 albums I'd been dismissing The Byrds as Byrd shit and neglected to realize the cool guitar chord progressions, riffs and bluesy breaks that really are unique. However I wasn't too far off. I just found out that most of the great songs on NBB were not commercially released in 1968, and only made an appearance in the remasters and rereleased versions in the 90s.

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Sat Sep 04 2021
3

3 stars. I appreciate what they are doing. Isolated, this album has interesting moments. But placed in the context of 1967, this had been done before. Revolver did all of this (and better) 6 months before.

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Tue Sep 07 2021
3

I like the Byrds sound. I think there were some major egos in this band. Their lyrics are preachy and self-important, but I do think they are a solid band. They have that harmony nailed down, and that is something special for sure.

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Fri Sep 10 2021
3

Nice. It got interesting after like 5 songs but it did not disappoint

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Thu Sep 16 2021
3

cute little album i enjoyed it

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Mon Sep 20 2021
3

I started listening to this album with my eyes ready to roll. Especially after the first few songs I was about ready to but then this album took an interesting turn. Instead of sounding like so many other 60's rock of the time, it started going very psychadellic. It really hit hard on Mind Gardens which sounded ahead of its time. While this didn't end up closing out the week perfectly, I still liked this album (except, boring album cover).

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Wed Sep 29 2021
3

Typical 60s rock

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Wed Sep 29 2021
3

6,5/10 Legal

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Wed Nov 17 2021
3

It was nice. Pretty much a Beach Boys and Beatles kind of sounds. 6/10

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Tue Dec 07 2021
3

Liked the opener (covered by Tom Petty in the 80s i think) and a couple of others... feels of the era for me though.

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Fri Dec 17 2021
3

Almost got two stars

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Sun Jan 02 2022
3

Jingle Jangle. After being served three Byrds albums here, it's become apparent that the band's legacy is providing a blueprint for current and future artists to improve upon. R.E.M., the Eagles, Beatles, Beach Boys are just some who out Byrd-ed the Byrds. Hell, David Crosby out did them when he (pardon the pun) flew the coop and formed CSN. You can hear a lot of The Byrds on Tom Petty records (yes, including his cover of "So You Want To Be A Rock and Roll Star", this album's best track). I've enjoyed all 3 Byrds albums so far. I'm just surprised at how much their music completely sounds like it's of its time and not timeless. Which isn't a necessarily a bad thing.

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Thu Jan 06 2022
3

Have you seen her face My back pages Uspoređuju ih s Beatlesima i stvarno su dobri ali ipak mi nisu blizu njima!

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Thu Jan 13 2022
3

Historical album, enjoyable but nothing standout.

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Wed Jan 26 2022
3

Enjoyed the album, doesn't have a lot of my favorite Byrds songs though. 3.5

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Mon Jan 31 2022
3

Not incredibly memorable, outside the psychedelic influences and the harmonies.

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Thu Feb 03 2022
3

tof rock 'n roll plaatje met hier en daar een verrassende wending. wel oké voor een autoritje

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Fri Feb 04 2022
3

Perfectly fine!

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Wed Jan 05 2022
3

uf, budući da san čula njihove puno bolje pisme, malo san razočarana. Iako ih ima nekoliko koje su mi dobre, ove druge prevladavaju 2.5/5

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Fri Feb 18 2022
3

First wave Ska!

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Mon Feb 21 2022
3

Possibly lowballing this out of the feeling this sound and era are over represented on this list, and possibly in the official pop pantheon generally. The usual problem of covering Dylan in that the rest of the lyrics suffer in comparison. I never dislike listening to this kind of thing but it’s a well I rarely return to otherwise these days.

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Fri Feb 25 2022
3

The byrds do a good job of having every album sound different. Sometimes for the better sometimes for worst. This one had a more indie style to it. Felt like an older jock drake album. I enjoyed it a bit but nothing really stood out. They’re good artistically but the byrds don’t really have songs I go back to often. 6.6/10

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Wed Mar 09 2022
3

17 songs spanning a 46 minute album. Just my attention span! There's is quite an eclectic mix of songs on this album. Some psychedelic stuff, some surf rock, but all quick, to the point and done. Sometimes it's nice to be in an out in 3 minutes.

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Sat Mar 19 2022
3

The Byrds are just so meh. 6/10

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Sat Mar 26 2022
3

Not my fave band from the era and this album didn't persuade me otherwise

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Sat Mar 26 2022
3

yeah sure

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Sun Mar 27 2022
3

3 1/2

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Tue Mar 29 2022
3

Tak se przeleciało. Nie mam nic do dodania, czego poprzednicy by nie powiedzieli.

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Tue Mar 29 2022
3

Lepsze niż pierwsi Beatelsi, gorsze niż późniejsze albumy. Taka alternatywna rzeczywistość. Trochę denerwowało mnie użycie dźwięków puszczanych od tyłu w 3 lub 4 utworach. Jak na swój wiek całkiem ok, ale nic szczególnego mi nie zapadło w pamięci.

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Tue Mar 29 2022
3

"The Girl With No Name" i "Help" The Beatles brzmią zaskakująco podobnie. Do tego stopnia, że The Byrds określiłbym mianem amerykańskiej wersji psychodelicznych Beatlesów i to nie z racji jedynie tego utworu. Już "C.T.A - 102" wprowadza w albumie bardzo ciekawe wykorzytanie przestrzeni muzycznej i motywy można powiedzieć kosmiczne, a w późniejszych utworach także nie brakuje eksperymentów z oscylatorem i zabawy stereo. I szczerze dość zaskoczył mnie fakt, że jest to album z 1967 roku - brzmiał mi jakby każdy z utworów był miejscami inspirowany innymi zespołami, a poza bardzo wyczuwalnymi nawiązaniami do The Beatles okazało się, że to właśnie z niego wielu będzie w przyszłości czerpać. Niemniej bardzo nie lubię amerykańskiego folku, a te eksperymenty wcale aż tak dobrze do całości nie pasowały - były to wtrącenia, przez cały album w różnych gatunkowo utworach spełniały zupełnie różne role i fajną robiły sieczkę w głowie, ale trzeba było poczekać kilka lat, aż potomni zrobią z nich lepszy użytek.

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Tue Mar 29 2022
3

Unremarkable. Had minor ups and downs, but there was nothing that made my heart lose a beat. A pleasant throwback to the 60's, but nothing more than that.

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Tue Mar 29 2022
3

Despative some unconventional musical choices and good pacing, Younger than Yesterday remains an unfortunatley conventional album that does not particularily stand out on this list

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Fri Apr 01 2022
3

Ikke dumt men kræver lidt flere lyt. Men god lyd

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Sat Apr 02 2022
3

At its best it was nice chill wannabe Beatles music, at its worst it was mind gardens. It's a decent album, just a bit dull, def doesn’t make any waves. CTA-102 was like the birth of crazy frog

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Mon Apr 04 2022
3

Liked it, didn't love it. Gave me late Beetles vibes...

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Tue Apr 05 2022
3

If it's good enough for tommy P it's good enough for me 3

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Wed Apr 06 2022
3

The Byrds are cool. This album is a cool mix of everything that was happening at the time. It's a little British Invasion, a little Country/Blues, and little Experimental/Psychadelic Rock. And they blend it all into something that makes sense. Like I said, it's cool.

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Fri Apr 08 2022
3

Trippy

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Fri Apr 08 2022
3

Calming but too simple

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Fri Apr 08 2022
3

Mi ricordano le sonorità dei Beatles, come avevo già detto dei Kinks credo. Gli anni '60 hanno un che di leggiadro e psichedelico, che mi piace.

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Sat Apr 09 2022
3

Les Byrds ça commence à bien faire maintenant.

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Sat Apr 09 2022
3

Les albums des Byrds ne feront à présent l'objet d'aucune critique jusqu'à ce que Robert se résolve à retirer Gene Clark et sa bande de joyeux connards de son grimoire.

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Mon Apr 18 2022
3

When the album got to it’s more psychedelic moments it was at its best but when it wasn’t it just seemed a little boring at points.

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Wed Apr 20 2022
3

Great album, it doesn't have a Mr Tambourine Man or Turn! Turn! Turn! but still a lot of awesome tracks on here.

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