The Most Insanely Prolific Artists in Music

This week sees the release of Ocean Roar, the new record by Phil Elverum, aka Mount Eerie. Apart from being a rather lovely record in its own right, Ocean Roar is notable for being the second Mount Eerie record of the year, following May’s similarly excellent Clear Moon. This makes Elverum one of 2012’s more prolific musicians, although not necessarily the most prolific, because a couple of the music world’s most famously productive musicians have also had busy years. You’ll find a rundown of these super-busy types, along with some of music’s most prolific artists, past and present, after the jump — as ever, feel free to jump in with further suggestions in the comments section.

Thee Oh Sees

First up, next week sees the release of Putrifiers II, the 13th studio album by Thee Oh Sees, who’ve released all that material in less than a decade and have averaged better than two albums a year since 2008. This is all the more impressive since they seem to basically never stop touring — god only knows when they actually sleep.