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Top-ranked artists

The top-ranked artists that appear most prominently in over 23,000 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)49,571
United States42Red Hot Chili Peppers16Blood Sugar Sex Magik (105th)48,857
United States43The White Stripes9Elephant (58th)48,839
United Kingdom44Black Sabbath32Paranoid (82nd)47,337
United Kingdom45The Stone Roses6The Stone Roses (30th)47,274
United States46Sonic Youth28Daydream Nation (54th)46,702
Iceland47Sigur Rós12Ágætis Byrjun (71st)46,571
United Kingdom48Nick Drake8Pink Moon (60th)45,682
United States49Modest Mouse13The Moon & Antarctica (95th)45,189
United States50Weezer12Weezer (The Blue Album) (80th)44,938
United States51Sufjan Stevens12Illinois (63rd)44,858
United States52Tom Waits28Rain Dogs (103rd)44,618
United Kingdom53Genesis26Selling England By The Pound (138th)44,472
United States54Wilco12Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (47th)43,616
United States55The National9Boxer (126th)39,413
United States56Prince41Purple Rain (108th)39,306
United States57Michael Jackson20Thriller (76th)39,280
Australia58AC/DC24Back In Black (87th)37,172
United States59Animal Collective18Merriweather Post Pavilion (93rd)36,276
United Kingdom60Yes35Close To The Edge (128th)36,052
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