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Top-ranked artists

The top-ranked artists that appear most prominently in over 14,000 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)37,270
United States42Sonic Youth25Daydream Nation (46th)36,130
Iceland43Sigur Rós11Ágætis Byrjun (69th)35,829
United Kingdom44Fleetwood Mac30Rumours (39th)34,585
United Kingdom45Black Sabbath27Paranoid (79th)34,363
United States46Tom Waits28Rain Dogs (97th)33,088
United Kingdom47King Crimson36In The Court Of The Crimson King (60th)31,734
United Kingdom48Nick Drake7Pink Moon (73rd)31,601
United States49Modest Mouse11The Moon & Antarctica (100th)31,141
United States50Weezer9Weezer (The Blue Album) (83rd)31,071
United States51Kanye West6My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (87th)30,888
United Kingdom52Genesis24Selling England By The Pound (158th)30,757
United States53The National8Boxer (123rd)30,561
United States54Wilco10Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (54th)30,075
United States55Guns N' Roses9Appetite For Destruction (49th)30,014
Canada56Rush27Moving Pictures (155th)29,611
Australia57AC/DC22Back In Black (78th)29,598
United States58Michael Jackson16Thriller (70th)29,347
United States59Jeff Buckley6Grace (40th)28,729
United States60Prince35Purple Rain (119th)26,886
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