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Top-ranked artists

The top-ranked artists that appear most prominently in over 23,000 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 Mac33Rumours (34th)50,671
United States42The White Stripes9Elephant (59th)49,573
United States43Red Hot Chili Peppers17Blood Sugar Sex Magik (104th)49,255
United Kingdom44Black Sabbath32Paranoid (81st)48,498
United Kingdom45The Stone Roses6The Stone Roses (30th)47,721
Iceland46Sigur Rós12Ágætis Byrjun (71st)47,270
United States47Sonic Youth28Daydream Nation (55th)46,857
United Kingdom48Nick Drake8Pink Moon (61st)46,656
United States49Sufjan Stevens12Illinois (62nd)46,175
United States50Weezer13Weezer (The Blue Album) (79th)46,113
United Kingdom51Genesis26Selling England By The Pound (136th)45,591
United States52Modest Mouse13The Moon & Antarctica (96th)45,455
United States53Tom Waits28Rain Dogs (105th)44,903
United States54Wilco12Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (47th)44,389
United States55Michael Jackson20Thriller (75th)40,072
United States56Prince41Purple Rain (107th)40,004
United States57The National9Boxer (132nd)39,330
Australia58AC/DC24Back In Black (88th)37,363
United Kingdom59Yes36Close To The Edge (124th)37,093
United States60Animal Collective18Merriweather Post Pavilion (92nd)36,929
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