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Top-ranked artists

The top-ranked artists that appear most prominently in over 20,000 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 Kingdom41King Crimson45In The Court Of The Crimson King (44th)45,724
United States42Kanye West9My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (74th)45,389
United Kingdom43Fleetwood Mac32Rumours (34th)45,164
United Kingdom44The Stone Roses6The Stone Roses (30th)44,470
United Kingdom45Black Sabbath30Paranoid (79th)43,531
United States46Sonic Youth28Daydream Nation (52nd)43,173
Iceland47Sigur Rós12Ágætis Byrjun (75th)42,969
United States48Modest Mouse12The Moon & Antarctica (95th)42,265
United Kingdom49Nick Drake8Pink Moon (64th)41,575
United States50Tom Waits28Rain Dogs (97th)40,878
United Kingdom51Genesis26Selling England By The Pound (146th)40,815
United States52Weezer11Weezer (The Blue Album) (82nd)40,404
United States53Wilco12Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (50th)39,302
United States54Michael Jackson19Thriller (71st)37,297
United States55The National9Boxer (125th)37,136
United States56Prince39Purple Rain (110th)34,597
Australia57AC/DC23Back In Black (85th)34,587
United States58Guns N' Roses9Appetite For Destruction (60th)33,856
United States59Sufjan Stevens12Illinois (72nd)33,818
United States60Jeff Buckley6Grace (42nd)33,750
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