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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 Kingdom41Fleetwood Mac32Rumours (36th)43,553
United Kingdom42The Stone Roses5The Stone Roses (31st)43,243
United Kingdom43King Crimson41In The Court Of The Crimson King (46th)43,106
United States44Kanye West8My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (74th)42,782
United States45Sonic Youth26Daydream Nation (49th)42,131
Iceland46Sigur Rós12Ágætis Byrjun (73rd)41,778
United Kingdom47Black Sabbath30Paranoid (80th)41,640
United States48Modest Mouse12The Moon & Antarctica (93rd)41,318
United Kingdom49Nick Drake8Pink Moon (65th)40,665
United States50Tom Waits28Rain Dogs (99th)40,088
United Kingdom51Genesis25Selling England By The Pound (146th)39,172
United States52Weezer10Weezer (The Blue Album) (82nd)38,081
United States53Wilco11Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (52nd)37,343
United States54The National9Boxer (122nd)36,262
United States55Michael Jackson19Thriller (72nd)35,107
United States56Guns N' Roses9Appetite For Destruction (58th)33,760
Australia57AC/DC23Back In Black (83rd)33,591
United States58Prince36Purple Rain (113th)33,386
United States59Jeff Buckley6Grace (42nd)32,713
United States60Animal Collective15Merriweather Post Pavilion (92nd)31,969
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