Most Albums by an Artist . World Record for Most Albums Made / Recorded by a Musician . Most Solo Records in History

Which musician, band, or artist has recorded the most albums in history? I dug around a bit and as far as I can tell the musician with the most recorded solo albums is Buckethead (a.k.a. Brian Carroll) with 198 as of September 5, 2015. I'm being very specific re. the date because for the last couple of years Buck has released about 5 albums or "Pikes" per month from his Bandcamp page.

UPDATE: The Pikes run ended or was paused in March 2016 when Buck put out 5 Pikes, the last one on the 30th. That represented the 234th Pike and his 264th solo record.

I was pretty skeptical that productivity at this pace would mean poor quality but, if you're into riff and shred rock guitar, then you'd be pretty happy with most of these "Pikes." Brian seems like an inexhaustible wellspring of clever and catchy riffs. Though, quite a few of his "Pikes" also swerve off into mellow, introspective territory as well, reminiscent of his Colma album from years ago.




Apart from the "Pikes", Bucket's Discography is very impressive: including stints with Praxis and Guns N' Roses along with solo and side projects, no to mention many contributions to movie soundtracks.

Buckethead is rapid approaching the 400-mark (UPDATE: 445 total projects) when it comes to recorded appearances when you take in to consideration all the the albums, singles, guest appearances, EPs, videos, soundtracks, etc., and there appears to be no end in sight.

Update: 475 total projects (as of 8/9/17)

If he doesn't hold the record yet, just wait a few more days, and, he might.