The Most Insanely Prolific Artists in Music

Robert Pollard/Guided by Voices

A couple of years back, The AV Club published a piece that discussed the fact that there are many modern bands who turn out a whole heap of music (it cited the startling example of Animal Collective being just as prolific as The Beatles). Curiously, the article didn’t even mention the gold standard for modern songwriting fecundity, namely Robert Pollard. Both solo and with Guided by Voices, Pollard’s output puts his contemporaries to shame — as of today, he has 1,576 compositions registered with Broadcast Music, Inc. He’s had a bumper 2012, too — he’s already released two Guided by Voices albums, as well as one solo album (and another due later this month).