One of my favourite current bands Thee Oh Sees are releasing their third album this year. The other two are very good and from what I have heard of the new one it is also on the money.
What is too many and what is not enough?
A few years ago The Guillemots released their best album Hello land with the accompanying announcement that it was the first of 4 albums that year – one for each season. We are still waiting for the other 3 and it seems the band have split up.
According to Johnny C there are 102 Frank Zappa albums and Grateful Dead must be many times more.
On the other hand Blue Nile were hardly prolific yet always released quality and The Avalanches released a great album this year after a significant gap.
Does prolific always affect quality and conversely is a long wait always worth it?