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Top-ranked artists

The top-ranked artists that appear most prominently in over 15,000 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)39,246
United States42Sonic Youth25Daydream Nation (47th)37,972
Iceland43Sigur Rós12Ágætis Byrjun [Agaes Byrjun] (70th)37,019
United Kingdom44Fleetwood Mac31Rumours (37th)36,886
United Kingdom45Black Sabbath28Paranoid (78th)36,295
United Kingdom46King Crimson36In The Court Of The Crimson King (51st)34,467
United States47Tom Waits28Rain Dogs (98th)34,453
United States48Kanye West6My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (85th)34,424
United States49Modest Mouse11The Moon & Antarctica (97th)34,316
United Kingdom50Genesis24Selling England By The Pound (155th)33,234
United Kingdom51Nick Drake7Pink Moon (74th)32,929
United States52Weezer9Weezer (The Blue Album) (83rd)32,565
United States53The National8Boxer (123rd)32,005
United States54Wilco10Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (52nd)31,859
United States55Guns N' Roses9Appetite For Destruction (54th)30,835
United States56Michael Jackson17Thriller (72nd)30,779
Australia57AC/DC22Back In Black (79th)30,632
United States58Jeff Buckley6Grace (40th)29,369
United States59Prince35Purple Rain (116th)28,839
Canada60Rush28Moving Pictures (153rd)28,180
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