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Top-ranked artists

The top-ranked artists that appear most prominently in over 22,000 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 States41The White Stripes8Elephant (58th)47,947
United Kingdom42Fleetwood Mac32Rumours (35th)47,377
United States43Red Hot Chili Peppers16Blood Sugar Sex Magik (104th)47,201
United Kingdom44The Stone Roses6The Stone Roses (30th)45,793
United Kingdom45Black Sabbath31Paranoid (80th)45,513
United States46Sonic Youth28Daydream Nation (52nd)45,184
Iceland47Sigur Rós12Ágætis Byrjun (74th)45,018
United States48Modest Mouse13The Moon & Antarctica (96th)43,794
United Kingdom49Genesis26Selling England By The Pound (143rd)43,537
United Kingdom50Nick Drake8Pink Moon (61st)43,183
United States51Weezer11Weezer (The Blue Album) (82nd)42,579
United States52Tom Waits28Rain Dogs (102nd)42,432
United States53Wilco12Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (49th)41,387
United States54Sufjan Stevens12Illinois (66th)40,659
United States55The National9Boxer (126th)38,737
United States56Michael Jackson19Thriller (75th)38,730
Australia57AC/DC24Back In Black (86th)36,194
United Kingdom58Yes35Close To The Edge (125th)35,687
United States59Prince40Purple Rain (110th)35,501
United States60Animal Collective18Merriweather Post Pavilion (93rd)34,888
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