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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)44,677
United Kingdom42Fleetwood Mac32Rumours (36th)43,994
United Kingdom43The Stone Roses6The Stone Roses (31st)43,925
United States44Kanye West8My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (75th)43,905
United States45Sonic Youth28Daydream Nation (51st)42,743
United Kingdom46Black Sabbath30Paranoid (79th)42,695
Iceland47Sigur Rós12Ágætis Byrjun (71st)42,582
United States48Modest Mouse12The Moon & Antarctica (95th)42,294
United Kingdom49Nick Drake8Pink Moon (64th)41,319
United States50Tom Waits28Rain Dogs (99th)40,624
United Kingdom51Genesis25Selling England By The Pound (148th)39,814
United States52Weezer10Weezer (The Blue Album) (83rd)39,102
United States53Wilco12Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (49th)39,063
United States54The National9Boxer (125th)36,767
United States55Michael Jackson19Thriller (72nd)35,568
United States56Prince38Purple Rain (111th)34,055
Australia57AC/DC23Back In Black (85th)34,021
United States58Guns N' Roses9Appetite For Destruction (59th)33,636
United States59Jeff Buckley6Grace (42nd)33,312
United States60Animal Collective15Merriweather Post Pavilion (93rd)33,223
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