Artist Discographies Ranked ☕️

Each entry for an artist is their best rated album (according to me). This list ranks the average scores of an artist’s discography ratings to come up with a definitive answer as to who has the best discography.

If there is a tie, I give the upper spot to the album with the highest score. If there’s a tie after that, I use my own judgement as to where the artist should stand.

If you have any recommendations for artists to rank, let me know!

Bon Iver - 22, A Million
1.
100
Bon Iver
EXCEPTIONAL
94 - Over the course of nearly a whole decade, and four albums, Justin Vernon and company have created some of the most influential and beautiful indie folk the Western world has ever seen. Each of their albums has a very different tone, and just show the versatility of the amazing band they've become.
Fleet Foxes - Crack-Up
2.
99
Fleet Foxes
EXCEPTIONAL
92 - Fleet Foxes are one of the most powerful folk acts of the 21st century, enriched with a seasonal feeling for every record they release.
Radiohead - Amnesiac
3.
100
Radiohead
EXCEPTIONAL
91.4 - Musical giants. What more can be said about one of the most influential and groundbreaking bands of all time?
Twenty One Pilots - Vessel
4.
100
twenty one pilots
EXCEPTIONAL
91.4 - With some of the most brutally honest, prolific, and catchy songs of today’s alternative scene, twenty one pilots aren’t as bad or cringy as people say they are.
BROCKHAMPTON - iridescence
5.
100
BROCKHAMPTON
EXCEPTIONAL
91.2 - Being one of my favorite musical act of all time, it’s no question that Brockhampton have created such a solid and consistent group of albums throughout their existence.
Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here
6.
100
Pink Floyd
AMAZING
88.3 - have no idea what to say about this band that hasn’t been said already, as half of their discography created and built upon a brand new sound and musical landscape for the entire world.
Ichiko Aoba - Kamisori Otome (剃刀乙女)
7.
95
Ichiko Aoba
AMAZING
88.2 - Ichiko Aoba’s discography is simple in execution, only showcasing vocals and guitar, but grand in the way it proves that she’s one of the best folk artists of all time.
Simon & Garfunkel - Sounds of Silence
8.
96
Simon & Garfunkel
AMAZING
87.8 - Even though they released only five albums across their seven year recording career as a duo, Simon & Garfunkel were one of the most influential, consistent, and original musical acts to come out of the 60s and early 70s, creating a minuscule yet magnificent discography.
clipping. - CLPPNG
9.
100
clipping.
AMAZING
87.6 - Being part of the underground experimental hip-hop scene, clipping. are one of the most interesting and daring groups of the modern age by use of their chaotic, noisey sounds.
Vampire Weekend - Vampire Weekend
10.
95
Vampire Weekend
AMAZING
87 - These Ivy League boys know how to party... with class!
Run the Jewels - RTJ4
11.
88
Run the Jewels
AMAZING
84.8 - Hip-hop giants Killer Mike and El-P team up in, debatably, the best duo in modern rap.
Beirut - Gulag Orkestar
12.
97
Beirut
AMAZING
84.6 - Indie folk band Beirut have been surprisingly consistent in their positive output for a decade and a half; it just makes you wonder, "What are they doing so right?".
The Strokes - Is This It
13.
97
The Strokes
AMAZING
84.2 - Led by powerful lead singer Julian Casablancas, The Strokes have become and have continued to be a star-studded indie rock band, pushing the boundaries of popular music since their debut.
Slowdive - Pygmalion
14.
89
Slowdive
AMAZING
83.8 - Shoegaze pioneers Slowdive have shaped a very small discography over the course of two decades, but have shaped the sound of the genre for generations to come.
Fiona Apple - When the Pawn
15.
88
Fiona Apple
AMAZING
83.6 - She’s one of the most prominent and powerful solo female artists, and her progression of style over the last decade or two is immeasurable!
Lana Del Rey - Norman Fucking Rockwell!
16.
97
Lana Del Rey
AMAZING
83.3 - With the aesthetic of sad girls and bad guys, Lana Del Rey has created a beautiful set of albums over the course of her career, and seems to be increasing in quality as she goes.
The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Electric Ladyland
17.
86
Jimi Hendrix
AMAZING
83.3 - Jimi Hendrix is widely considered one of the greatest guitarists of all time, and his talent is widely accessible across all of this discography.
Pierce The Veil - Selfish Machines
18.
100
Pierce The Veil
AMAZING
82.5 - One of the most-hated pop punk bands of all-time just so happen to be one of my favorites. Do I have any regrets? Absolutely not.
The Beatles - Revolver
19.
99
The Beatles
AMAZING
82 - Being one of the most well-known yet prolific bands of all time, the quality of the discography of The Beatles is just as high as they were in the charts many years ago.
Mitski - LUSH
20.
98
Mitski
AMAZING
81.8 - Starting her music career in a college studio, Mitski has branched out and evolved into an indie princess.
Silver Jews - American Water
21.
86
Silver Jews
AMAZING
81.8 - The tragedy of Silver Jews takes hold in David Berman’s cathartic and sweet lyricism, and put alongside the ever-present alt-country aesthetic, it’s yet another example of some sad cowboys roughin’ it in the wild.
Kanye West - Yeezus
22.
94
Kanye West
AMAZING
81.3 - Although being one of the most controversial figures of all time, and not just in music, Kanye West may just be one of the most prolific creative geniuses of our time, regardless of ego, mental state, or political affiliation.
Scott Walker - Scott 2
23.
93
Scott Walker
AMAZING
81.2 - The steady progression from baroque pop crooner to legendary experimental icon captures Scott Walker in a photograph of simplicity, beauty, and the wild unknown.
Streetlight Manifesto - Everything Goes Numb
24.
97
Streetlight Manifesto
AMAZING
81 - My best friend and fellow bandmate’s favorite band are surely unapologetic in how they create all these unofficial anthems of the world.
Death Grips - Bottomless Pit
25.
92
Death Grips
AMAZING
80.9 - Grimy, abrasive, and tortured, Death Grips have made a controversial but influential name for themselves in the modern music scene, as the eccentricity of their sound only alludes to a more power-driven and demented future for hip-hop.
Deftones - Adrenaline
26.
88
Deftones
AMAZING
80.6 - With a career spanning the mid-90s to now, Deftones have been a powerful, driving force for alternative metal as a genre with their endless creativity and contagious brutality in composition.
Beach House - Depression Cherry
27.
87
Beach House
AMAZING
80.6 - The popular dream pop pioneers Beach House have a discography so consistently imaginative and other-worldly that it's hard to disbelieve their influence on all of indie pop as a whole.
Sigur Rós - Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust
28.
93
Sigur Rós
AMAZING
80.5 - With such a wide variety of styles displayed across their discography, Sigur Rós are just one of those post-rock bands that can't be put in a box.
Arctic Monkeys - Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not
29.
95
Arctic Monkeys
GREAT
79.8 - Everything that Arctic Monkeys have done at this point has attributed to very different sections of indie rock glory, some with amazing results and others not so much.
Godspeed You! Black Emperor - F♯ A♯ ∞
30.
94
Godspeed You! Black Emperor
GREAT
79.7 - Post-rock collective Godspeed You! Black Emperor have created some of the most compellingly powerful musical statements ever made through the dark yet volatile sounds that they make on their records.
Everything Everything - Re-Animator
31.
87
Everything Everything
GREAT
79.6 - These four dudes can't help but create some of the most cathartic and interesting progressive pop in the 21st century. They will be seen as legends of the genre.
David Bowie - Blackstar
32.
93
David Bowie
GREAT
79 - Being one of the most prolific, genius, innovative, and brilliant minds in the musical landscape of the 20th and 21st century, David Bowie has created some of the most thrilling and out-there music of all time, bending genres and consistently being inconsistent from his very start as an artist.
Tony Sly - Sad Bear
33.
90
Tony Sly
GREAT
78.8 - Underrated songwriter Tony Sly brings some of the most heartfelt and introspective lyrics to all of his projects.
Propagandhi - Less Talk, More Rock
34.
88
Propagandhi
GREAT
78.6 - Blending elements of melodic hardcore and progressive metal throughout most of their existence, Propagandhi have created some of the most earth-shattering political satire in music, period.
King Crimson - Red
35.
100
King Crimson
GREAT
78.5 - Ground-breaking progressive rock band King Crimson created some of the most mind-blowing, complex, yet melodic musical passages of all time, as everything is in its right place on almost every album.
Bill Callahan - Sometimes I Wish We Were An Eagle
36.
85
Bill Callahan
GREAT
78.5 - The sad cowboy Bill Callahan utilizes a wide variety of sounds throughout his discography. Even though he’s now back to writing again, he still has time to wow me with some amazing material.
System of a Down - Toxicity
37.
92
System of a Down
GREAT
78.4 - The prominent and driving force of nu-metal as a movement, System of a Down have created some of the most eclectic and off-the-walls metal albums to ever exist.
Weyes Blood - Titanic Rising
38.
97
Weyes Blood
GREAT
78 - Visionary Natalie Mering, commonly known as Weyes Blood, has created some of the most immersive, other-worldly, and psychedelic pop records of the 2010s.
Leonard Cohen - New Skin for the Old Ceremony
39.
92
Leonard Cohen
GREAT
78 - Starting at the forefront of progressive folk music in the late 60s and early 70s, what’s truly so amazing about Cohen’s career is his lyrical consistency and extremely smooth progression from aforementioned folk to subsequent sophisti-pop.
Coldplay - A Rush of Blood to the Head
40.
87
Coldplay
GREAT
78 - Even though they’ve changed their sound over time, Coldplay have remained one of the most influential groups in pop and rock through their genre-bending drive and boundary-pushing aesthetic.
The Smiths - The Queen is Dead
41.
85
The Smiths
GREAT
77.6 - One of the most influential groups in all of indie rock, The Smiths have a somewhat short discography that actually packs quite the fun and invigorating punch.
Mac Miller - Circles
42.
88
Mac Miller
GREAT
77.5 - His entire discography displays a rise to popularity in just under a decade, and just solidified Mac Miller as one of the best hip-hop solo artists of all time.
Björk - Homogenic
43.
100
Björk
GREAT
77 - Being one of the best female artists of all time, Björk has made a groundbreaking, captivating, and sensational name for herself over the years with spectacular experimentation and beautiful styling.
Childish Gambino - "Awaken, My Love!"
44.
89
Childish Gambino
GREAT
77 - Actor, recording artist, comedian, writer, producer, director... phew, what does Donald Glover not do?
Tyler, the Creator - IGOR
45.
86
Tyler, the Creator
GREAT
77 - Innovator, inventor, creator, Tyler’s discography shows the progression of an edgy, hungry-for-shock-value teenager into a well-matured, creative mind.
Creedence Clearwater Revival - Cosmo's Factory
46.
92
Creedence Clearwater Revival
GREAT
77 - Being one of the most influential and ground-breaking country rock bands of all time, CCR have a solidly-built discography filled with a majority of good albums.
Protomartyr - Relatives in Descent
47.
87
Protomartyr
GREAT
77 - One of the most revered post-punk acts of the 2010's, Protomartyr, have consistently found their sound throughout each album cycle.
Anna von Hausswolff - Dead Magic
48.
83
Anna Von Hausswolff
GREAT
77 - Anna Von Hausswolff really howls on that church organ.
Get it? No? What a shame...
Bright Eyes - I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning
49.
90
Bright Eyes
GREAT
76.4 - Melancholy indie folk and alt-country go hand in hand throughout Bright Eyes' discography, maintaining a group of albums with such creativity and charisma that it becomes contagious.
The Mars Volta - Frances The Mute
50.
92
The Mars Volta
GREAT
76.3 - Progressive rock and post-hardcore wouldn’t necessarily be two genres that would fit together, but The Mars Volta really know how to blend these two differing styles in a fulfilling and amazing way.
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2mo
very nice list. this probably took forever to make lol
10mo
@Toasterqueen12 Thank you!!
10mo
This list is cool as hell
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