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Top-ranked artists

The top-ranked artists that appear most prominently in over 24,000 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 (34th)52,755
United Kingdom42Black Sabbath32Paranoid (79th)50,364
United States43Red Hot Chili Peppers17Blood Sugar Sex Magik (107th)50,314
United States44Sufjan Stevens13Illinois (59th)50,215
United States45The White Stripes9Elephant (62nd)50,159
United States46Sonic Youth29Daydream Nation (55th)49,279
Iceland47Sigur Rós12Ágætis Byrjun (67th)49,139
United Kingdom48The Stone Roses6The Stone Roses (29th)48,798
United States49Weezer12Weezer (The Blue Album) (77th)48,513
United Kingdom50Genesis26Selling England By The Pound (134th)48,502
United Kingdom51Nick Drake8Pink Moon (61st)48,374
United States52Modest Mouse13The Moon & Antarctica (101st)47,968
United States53Wilco14Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (47th)46,699
United States54Tom Waits28Rain Dogs (105th)46,173
United States55The National9Boxer (130th)41,520
United States56Prince40Purple Rain (109th)41,328
United States57Michael Jackson20Thriller (75th)41,098
United States58Kendrick Lamar7Good Kid, M.A.A.D City (97th)39,382
United Kingdom59Yes36Close To The Edge (125th)39,073
Australia60AC/DC24Back In Black (89th)38,434
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