Most Prolific Artists of the Decade: #11-20

Our latest list-- the Most Prolific Artists of the Decade-- looks to chronicle the most important (for better or for worse) artists of the decade. For one reason or another, be it their positive (or negative) cultural significance, landmark moments for music, staying power or otherwise, these artists mattered a great deal this decade.

In no way is this a list of our favorites of the decade. On the contrary, many of our favorites are not present, while others whom we're actually not fans of, have made the list. So without further ado, check out our the fourth part of our Most Prolific Artists list below. Next to each artist's name, you'll see a basic numeric list of all primary recordings this decade. For many of these, their impact should probably be self-explanatory. Enjoy, and if you haven't yet read our list of the Best Songs of 2009, or Best Albums of the Decade, read up on those too.

20. Danger Mouse -- 4 LPs (as artist by name; Most recent: Dark Night of the Soul), Gnarls Barkley -- 2 LPs (Most recent: 2008's The Odd Couple), Danger Doom -- 2 LPs

19. Usher -- 3 LPs (Most recent: 2008's Here I Stand)

18. Timbaland -- 2 LPs (as artist by name; Most recent: 2009's Timbaland Presents Shock Value II)

17. Modest Mouse -- 3 LPs (Most recent: 2007's We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank)/2 EPs

16. Beyonce -- 3 LPs (Most recent: 2008's I Am... Sasha Fierce)/3 EPs, Destiny's Child -- 2 LPs (Most recent: 2004's Destiny Fulfilled)/1 EP

15. Wu-Tang Clan -- 3 LPs (Most recent: 2007's 8 Diagrams), RZA (3 LPs), GZA (4 LPs), Method Man (3 LPs), Raekwon (2 LPs), Ghostface Killah (7 LPs), Inspectah Deck (4 LPs), Masta Killa (2 LPs), U-God (2 LPs)

14. Coldplay -- 4 LPs (Most recent: 2008's Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends)/3 EPs

13. Eminem -- 4 LPs (Most recent: 2009's Relapse), D12 -- 2 LPs (Most recent: 2004's D12 World)

12. Ben Gibbard -- 2 LPs (Most recent: 2009's One Fast Move or I'm Gone), Death Cab for Cutie -- 5 LPs (Most recent: 2008's Narrow Stairs)/5 EPs, The Postal Service (1 LP), All-Time Quarterback (1 LP)

11. Girl Talk -- 4 LPs (Most recent: 2008's Feed the Animals)/2 EPs

[Previously on Animal Noises: Most Prolific Artists of the Decade: #21-30]

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