The best album credited to Don McLean is American Pie which is ranked number 2,058 in the overall greatest album chart with a total rank score of 811.
Don McLean is ranked number 1,532 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 876.
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The following albums by Don McLean are ranked highest in the greatest album charts:
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This artist has a Bayesian average rating of 74.3/100, a mean average of 73.5/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 73.5/100. The standard deviation for this artist is 13.0.
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I guess he did pretty well for himself, even if he's defined by one song.
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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