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Top-ranked artists

The top-ranked artists that appear most prominently in over 25,000 greatest album charts on BestEverAlbums.com are listed below:

N.B. Artists from before the mid-1960s may not be as well represented in this chart, because this chart only takes into account their albums. (Before that time, singles were far more prevalent than albums).

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Rank Artist Albums   The number of albums by this artist featuring in the greatest album charts. Top Ranked Album   The top ranked album by this artist and where it ranks in the overall chart. Score   Total rank score for this artist (made up of the total rank score from all of their albums)
United Kingdom41Fleetwood Mac33Rumours (33rd)54,251
United Kingdom42Black Sabbath32Paranoid (78th)51,629
United States43Sufjan Stevens13Illinois (59th)51,336
United States44Red Hot Chili Peppers17Blood Sugar Sex Magik (108th)51,114
United States45The White Stripes10Elephant (62nd)50,654
United States46Sonic Youth29Daydream Nation (56th)49,746
United Kingdom47The Stone Roses6The Stone Roses (30th)49,492
United Kingdom48Genesis26Selling England By The Pound (135th)49,475
Iceland49Sigur Rós13Ágætis Byrjun (71st)49,423
United Kingdom50Nick Drake8Pink Moon (61st)49,041
United States51Weezer12Weezer (The Blue Album) (77th)48,982
United States52Modest Mouse13The Moon & Antarctica (101st)48,201
United States53Wilco14Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (46th)47,513
United States54Tom Waits28Rain Dogs (105th)46,719
United States55Prince42Purple Rain (106th)42,635
United States56The National9Boxer (128th)42,003
United States57Michael Jackson20Thriller (74th)42,000
United States58Kendrick Lamar7Good Kid, M.A.A.D City (92nd)41,445
United Kingdom59Yes36Close To The Edge (122nd)40,082
Australia60AC/DC24Back In Black (88th)39,051
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