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The best album by Don McLean is American Pie which is ranked number 2,383 in the overall greatest album chart with a total rank score of 673.

Don McLean is ranked number 1,526 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 770.

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Don McLean best albums

The following albums by Don McLean are ranked highest in the greatest album charts:

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RankAlbumArtist
1.

American PieUnited States Don McLean
Year of Release:1971Appears in:89 charts
Rank in 1971:52Rank Score:673
Rank in 1970s482Overall Rank:2,383
Average Rating:  76/100 (103 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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2.

American Pie: The Greatest Hits
Compilation
United States Don McLean
Year of Release:2000Appears in:1 chart
Rank in 2000:311Rank Score:80
Rank in 2000s3,550Overall Rank:13,141
Average Rating:  76/100 (1 vote)
Comments: 0 comments
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3.

Homeless BrotherUnited States Don McLean
Year of Release:1974Appears in:1 chart
Rank in 1974:327Rank Score:13
Rank in 1970s3,457Overall Rank:29,198
Average Rating:  76/100 (2 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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4.

Don McLeanUnited States Don McLean
Year of Release:1972Appears in:2 charts
Rank in 1972:565Rank Score:3
Rank in 1970s5,365Overall Rank:47,948
Average Rating:  74/100 (2 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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5.

TapestryUnited States Don McLean
Year of Release:1970Appears in:3 charts
Rank in 1970:652Rank Score:1
Rank in 1970s6,750Overall Rank:60,735
Average Rating:  76/100 (2 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Overall band rank: 1,526

This may not be a complete discography for Don McLean. This listing only shows those albums by this artist that appear in at least one chart on this site. If an album is 'missing' that you think deserves to be here, you can include it in your own chart from the My Charts page!

Don McLean ratings

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73/100 (from 9 votes)
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From junodog4 01/31/2015 22:23
I guess he did pretty well for himself, even if he's defined by one song.
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From Willie24 11/09/2013 18:27
Don Mclean is an artist who will always be remembered and defined by one song, the legendary American Pie. Throughout the mid 60’s McLean was a jobbing folk musician with a small following in New York City. His first album was largely ignored but the release of American Pie changed everything and went to the top of the album and singles chart. McLean was an unspectacular but accomplished guitarist with an understated vocal style. His songwriting, particularly his lyrics are idiosyncratic, charming and beautifully crafted.

Although McLean was more than a one hit wonder it is true to say that most of his subsequent work failed to live up to the same standards and his career slowly stalled in the mid seventies. His career did pick up in the early eighties when he covered Roy Orbision’s Crying. His career then moved into the folk sphere where his early songs, especially American Pie are always warmly received.
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