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Top-ranked artists

The top-ranked artists that appear most prominently in over 17,000 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 (31st)40,920
United States42Sonic Youth25Daydream Nation (48th)40,615
United Kingdom43Fleetwood Mac31Rumours (36th)40,145
Iceland44Sigur Rós12Ágætis Byrjun (71st)39,438
United Kingdom45King Crimson36In The Court Of The Crimson King (47th)39,379
United Kingdom46Black Sabbath28Paranoid (78th)38,976
United States47Tom Waits28Rain Dogs (91st)37,949
United States48Kanye West9My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (79th)37,762
United Kingdom49Nick Drake7Pink Moon (67th)37,593
United States50Modest Mouse11The Moon & Antarctica (95th)37,241
United Kingdom51Genesis25Selling England By The Pound (150th)36,422
United States52Weezer10Weezer (The Blue Album) (85th)35,482
United States53Wilco10Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (51st)34,511
United States54The National8Boxer (121st)33,478
Australia55AC/DC23Back In Black (82nd)32,317
United States56Guns N' Roses9Appetite For Destruction (58th)32,029
United States57Michael Jackson18Thriller (73rd)31,972
United States58Jeff Buckley6Grace (39th)31,237
United States59Prince36Purple Rain (116th)29,960
United States60Iggy Pop26Fun House (165th)29,914
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