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Top-ranked artists

The top-ranked artists that appear most prominently in over 18,000 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 States41Sonic Youth25Daydream Nation (48th)41,721
United Kingdom42The Stone Roses5The Stone Roses (31st)41,524
United Kingdom43Fleetwood Mac31Rumours (36th)41,463
United Kingdom44King Crimson38In The Court Of The Crimson King (47th)41,250
Iceland45Sigur Rós12Ágætis Byrjun (71st)40,438
United Kingdom46Black Sabbath30Paranoid (78th)39,873
United Kingdom47Nick Drake8Pink Moon (66th)39,414
United States48Tom Waits28Rain Dogs (91st)39,295
United States49Kanye West9My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (79th)39,089
United States50Modest Mouse12The Moon & Antarctica (96th)38,426
United Kingdom51Genesis25Selling England By The Pound (145th)37,491
United States52Wilco11Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (51st)35,432
United States53Weezer10Weezer (The Blue Album) (87th)35,373
United States54The National8Boxer (125th)34,070
United States55Michael Jackson19Thriller (73rd)33,443
Australia56AC/DC23Back In Black (82nd)33,214
United States57Guns N' Roses9Appetite For Destruction (58th)32,541
United States58Jeff Buckley6Grace (39th)32,440
United States59Prince36Purple Rain (112th)31,950
United States60Iggy Pop26Fun House (176th)30,297
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