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Top-ranked artists

The top-ranked artists that appear most prominently in over 16,000 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 (29th)40,408
Iceland42Sigur Rós12Ágætis Byrjun [Agaetis Byrjun] (69th)38,917
United Kingdom43Fleetwood Mac30Rumours (36th)38,870
United States44Sonic Youth25Daydream Nation (48th)38,780
United States45Kanye West6My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (76th)37,521
United Kingdom46King Crimson36In The Court Of The Crimson King (49th)37,235
United Kingdom47Black Sabbath28Paranoid (80th)37,224
United States48Modest Mouse11The Moon & Antarctica (100th)36,248
United States49Tom Waits28Rain Dogs (93rd)35,989
United Kingdom50Nick Drake7Pink Moon (71st)35,214
United Kingdom51Genesis27Selling England By The Pound (150th)35,088
United States52Weezer10Weezer (The Blue Album) (82nd)34,707
United States53Wilco10Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (50th)34,122
United States54The National8Boxer (122nd)33,617
United States55Guns N' Roses9Appetite For Destruction (58th)31,484
Australia56AC/DC22Back In Black (81st)31,378
United States57Michael Jackson18Thriller (73rd)31,372
United States58Jeff Buckley6Grace (41st)30,117
United States59Prince36Purple Rain (118th)29,411
United States60Iggy Pop26Fun House (174th)28,686
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