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Top-ranked artists

The top-ranked artists that appear most prominently in over 19,000 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 (30th)42,760
United Kingdom42King Crimson38In The Court Of The Crimson King (46th)42,578
United Kingdom43Fleetwood Mac32Rumours (36th)42,353
United States44Kanye West8My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (74th)42,118
United States45Sonic Youth26Daydream Nation (51st)41,329
United Kingdom46Black Sabbath30Paranoid (79th)41,055
Iceland47Sigur Rós12Ágætis Byrjun (72nd)40,837
United States48Modest Mouse12The Moon & Antarctica (93rd)40,200
United Kingdom49Nick Drake8Pink Moon (66th)39,746
United States50Tom Waits28Rain Dogs (98th)39,491
United Kingdom51Genesis25Selling England By The Pound (147th)38,737
United States52Weezer10Weezer (The Blue Album) (82nd)37,411
United States53Wilco11Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (53rd)36,740
United States54The National9Boxer (124th)35,518
United States55Michael Jackson19Thriller (73rd)34,244
United States56Guns N' Roses9Appetite For Destruction (58th)33,056
United States57Prince36Purple Rain (115th)32,836
Australia58AC/DC23Back In Black (86th)32,787
United States59Jeff Buckley6Grace (41st)32,218
United States60Animal Collective15Merriweather Post Pavilion (95th)31,383
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