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The best album by Don McLean is American Pie which is ranked number 2,465 in the overall greatest album chart with a total rank score of 741.

Don McLean is ranked number 1,576 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 843.

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Don McLean best albums

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

Sort byOverall Rank | Number of Charts | Average Rating | Number of Ratings | Release Date | Title
RankAlbumArtist
1.

American PieUnited States Don McLean
Year of Release:1971Appears in:101 charts
Rank in 1971:55Rank Score:741
Rank in 1970s492Overall Rank:2,466
Average Rating:  76/100 (113 votes)
Comments: 10 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 2000:333Rank Score:80
Rank in 2000s3,807Overall Rank:14,549
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 1974:360Rank Score:13
Rank in 1970s3,792Overall Rank:33,280
Average Rating:  75/100 (3 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Don McLeanUnited States Don McLean
Year of Release:1972Appears in:3 charts
Rank in 1972:603Rank Score:3
Rank in 1970s5,961Overall Rank:55,270
Average Rating:  72/100 (3 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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TapestryUnited States Don McLean
Year of Release:1970Appears in:5 charts
Rank in 1970:651Rank Score:2
Rank in 1970s7,047Overall Rank:66,365
Average Rating:  74/100 (5 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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The Best Of Don McLean
Compilation
United States Don McLean
Year of Release:1991Appears in:1 chart
Rank in 1991:1,057Rank Score:2
Rank in 1990s12,392Overall Rank:67,334
Average Rating:  71/100 (1 vote)
Comments: 0 comments
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The River Of LoveUnited States Don McLean
Year of Release:1995Appears in:2 charts
Rank in 1995:1,285Rank Score:2
Rank in 1990s12,556Overall Rank:68,140
Average Rating:  72/100 (1 vote)
Comments: 0 comments
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Chain LightningUnited States Don McLean
Year of Release:1978Appears in:1 chart
Rank in 1978:796Rank Score:1
Rank in 1970s8,105Overall Rank:76,208
Average Rating:  69/100 (3 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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BelieversUnited States Don McLean
Year of Release:1981Appears in:1 chart
Rank in 1981:None
Rank in 1980sNone
Average Rating:  71/100 (1 vote)
Comments: 0 comments
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Playin' FavoritesUnited States Don McLean
Year of Release:1973Appears in:1 chart
Rank in 1973:None
Rank in 1970sNone
Average Rating:  71/100 (1 vote)
Comments: 0 comments
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Overall band rank: 1,576

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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74/100 (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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