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Top-ranked artists

The top-ranked artists that appear most prominently in over 16,000 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 (28th)39,988
Iceland42Sigur Rós12Ágætis Byrjun [Agaetis Byrjun] (70th)38,194
United States43Sonic Youth25Daydream Nation (48th)38,137
United Kingdom44Fleetwood Mac30Rumours (37th)38,067
United Kingdom45Black Sabbath28Paranoid (80th)36,573
United States46Kanye West6My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (78th)36,488
United Kingdom47King Crimson36In The Court Of The Crimson King (50th)35,677
United States48Modest Mouse11The Moon & Antarctica (98th)35,625
United Kingdom49Genesis25Selling England By The Pound (150th)34,981
United States50Tom Waits28Rain Dogs (96th)34,830
United Kingdom51Nick Drake7Pink Moon (73rd)33,888
United States52Weezer10Weezer (The Blue Album) (83rd)33,760
United States53Wilco10Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (51st)33,264
United States54The National8Boxer (123rd)32,822
United States55Michael Jackson17Thriller (72nd)31,253
United States56Guns N' Roses9Appetite For Destruction (57th)31,128
Australia57AC/DC22Back In Black (81st)31,121
United States58Jeff Buckley6Grace (41st)29,726
United States59Prince35Purple Rain (118th)29,132
United States60Beck16Odelay (153rd)28,220
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