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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 (47th)41,447
United Kingdom42Fleetwood Mac31Rumours (36th)40,843
United Kingdom43The Stone Roses5The Stone Roses (31st)40,743
United Kingdom44King Crimson37In The Court Of The Crimson King (48th)39,857
Iceland45Sigur Rós12Ágætis Byrjun (72nd)39,768
United Kingdom46Black Sabbath30Paranoid (76th)39,766
United States47Tom Waits28Rain Dogs (91st)38,677
United States48Kanye West9My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (78th)38,616
United Kingdom49Nick Drake7Pink Moon (67th)38,143
United States50Modest Mouse11The Moon & Antarctica (92nd)38,050
United Kingdom51Genesis25Selling England By The Pound (145th)36,737
United States52Weezer10Weezer (The Blue Album) (83rd)35,903
United States53Wilco11Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (52nd)34,685
United States54The National8Boxer (125th)33,549
United States55Michael Jackson19Thriller (73rd)32,923
Australia56AC/DC23Back In Black (82nd)32,594
United States57Guns N' Roses9Appetite For Destruction (58th)32,299
United States58Jeff Buckley6Grace (39th)31,852
United States59Prince36Purple Rain (109th)31,288
United States60Iggy Pop26Fun House (168th)30,223
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