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Top-ranked artists

The top-ranked artists that appear most prominently in over 26,000 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 (32nd)55,374
United States42Sufjan Stevens13Illinois (59th)54,753
United Kingdom43Black Sabbath32Paranoid (79th)52,953
United States44Red Hot Chili Peppers17Blood Sugar Sex Magik (109th)52,693
Iceland45Sigur Rós13Ágætis Byrjun (65th)52,054
United States46Weezer12Weezer (The Blue Album) (73rd)51,883
United States47The White Stripes10Elephant (62nd)51,785
United States48Sonic Youth29Daydream Nation (55th)51,765
United Kingdom49Genesis27Selling England By The Pound (133rd)51,019
United Kingdom50The Stone Roses6The Stone Roses (29th)50,741
United Kingdom51Nick Drake9Pink Moon (61st)50,106
United States52Wilco14Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (45th)49,812
United States53Modest Mouse13The Moon & Antarctica (101st)49,061
United States54Tom Waits28Rain Dogs (104th)48,181
United States55Kendrick Lamar7Good Kid, M.A.A.D City (89th)45,091
United States56Prince46Purple Rain (108th)43,508
United States57The National9Boxer (129th)43,437
United States58Michael Jackson20Thriller (75th)42,299
United Kingdom59Yes36Close To The Edge (125th)41,345
United States60Animal Collective19Merriweather Post Pavilion (99th)39,811
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