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Top-ranked artists

The top-ranked artists that appear most prominently in over 16,000 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 Kingdom41The Stone Roses5The Stone Roses (30th)39,635
United States42Sonic Youth25Daydream Nation (47th)37,926
United Kingdom43Fleetwood Mac31Rumours (37th)37,511
Iceland44Sigur Rós12Ágætis Byrjun [Agaes Byrjun] (70th)37,491
United Kingdom45Black Sabbath28Paranoid (78th)36,751
United States46Kanye West6My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (81st)35,623
United Kingdom47King Crimson36In The Court Of The Crimson King (52nd)35,080
United States48Modest Mouse11The Moon & Antarctica (97th)34,934
United States49Tom Waits28Rain Dogs (98th)34,607
United Kingdom50Genesis24Selling England By The Pound (150th)34,408
United States51Weezer9Weezer (The Blue Album) (84th)33,308
United Kingdom52Nick Drake7Pink Moon (74th)33,070
United States53Wilco10Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (51st)32,227
United States54The National8Boxer (123rd)32,144
United States55Michael Jackson17Thriller (71st)31,219
United States56Guns N' Roses9Appetite For Destruction (55th)30,921
Australia57AC/DC22Back In Black (79th)30,861
United States58Jeff Buckley6Grace (40th)29,508
United States59Prince35Purple Rain (116th)29,012
Canada60Rush28Moving Pictures (163rd)28,136
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