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Top-ranked artists

The top-ranked artists that appear most prominently in over 18,000 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)42,087
United Kingdom42Fleetwood Mac31Rumours (36th)41,707
United Kingdom43King Crimson38In The Court Of The Crimson King (47th)41,313
United States44Sonic Youth26Daydream Nation (49th)41,205
Iceland45Sigur Rós12Ágætis Byrjun (73rd)39,927
United States46Kanye West8My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (77th)39,890
United Kingdom47Black Sabbath30Paranoid (79th)39,647
United States48Modest Mouse12The Moon & Antarctica (91st)39,244
United Kingdom49Nick Drake8Pink Moon (66th)38,891
United States50Tom Waits28Rain Dogs (99th)38,492
United Kingdom51Genesis25Selling England By The Pound (144th)38,260
United States52Weezer10Weezer (The Blue Album) (83rd)36,139
United States53Wilco11Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (53rd)35,701
United States54The National8Boxer (124th)34,625
United States55Michael Jackson19Thriller (72nd)33,648
Australia56AC/DC23Back In Black (82nd)32,709
United States57Guns N' Roses9Appetite For Destruction (58th)32,456
United States58Prince36Purple Rain (114th)32,226
United States59Jeff Buckley6Grace (41st)31,791
United States60Animal Collective15Merriweather Post Pavilion (93rd)30,936
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