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Top-ranked artists

The top-ranked artists that appear most prominently in over 23,000 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)50,817
United States42The White Stripes9Elephant (60th)49,414
United States43Red Hot Chili Peppers17Blood Sugar Sex Magik (106th)49,060
United Kingdom44Black Sabbath32Paranoid (80th)48,581
United Kingdom45The Stone Roses6The Stone Roses (30th)47,735
Iceland46Sigur Rós12Ágætis Byrjun (71st)47,533
United States47Weezer12Weezer (The Blue Album) (78th)47,072
United Kingdom48Nick Drake8Pink Moon (61st)47,069
United States49Sufjan Stevens12Illinois (62nd)46,936
United States50Sonic Youth28Daydream Nation (56th)46,901
United Kingdom51Genesis26Selling England By The Pound (136th)46,150
United States52Modest Mouse13The Moon & Antarctica (99th)45,517
United States53Tom Waits28Rain Dogs (105th)44,969
United States54Wilco12Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (47th)44,432
United States55Michael Jackson20Thriller (76th)40,417
United States56The National9Boxer (127th)40,157
United States57Prince40Purple Rain (108th)39,838
United Kingdom58Yes36Close To The Edge (125th)37,552
Australia59AC/DC24Back In Black (89th)37,462
United States60Animal Collective18Merriweather Post Pavilion (94th)37,009
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