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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)51,520
United States42The White Stripes9Elephant (60th)50,354
United States43Red Hot Chili Peppers17Blood Sugar Sex Magik (106th)49,613
United Kingdom44Black Sabbath32Paranoid (80th)49,350
United States45Sufjan Stevens12Illinois (61st)48,286
United Kingdom46The Stone Roses6The Stone Roses (29th)48,216
Iceland47Sigur Rós12Ágætis Byrjun (71st)48,007
United States48Sonic Youth28Daydream Nation (56th)47,650
United Kingdom49Nick Drake8Pink Moon (62nd)47,459
United States50Weezer12Weezer (The Blue Album) (77th)47,426
United Kingdom51Genesis26Selling England By The Pound (136th)46,896
United States52Modest Mouse13The Moon & Antarctica (99th)46,070
United States53Tom Waits28Rain Dogs (105th)45,215
United States54Wilco14Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (47th)45,100
United States55Michael Jackson20Thriller (75th)40,777
United States56The National9Boxer (127th)40,428
United States57Prince40Purple Rain (110th)40,204
Australia58AC/DC24Back In Black (89th)38,015
United Kingdom59Yes36Close To The Edge (125th)37,806
United States60Animal Collective18Merriweather Post Pavilion (92nd)37,084
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