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Top-ranked artists

The top-ranked artists that appear most prominently in over 15,000 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)38,856
United States42Sonic Youth25Daydream Nation (47th)37,819
Iceland43Sigur Rós12Ágætis Byrjun [Agaes Byrjun] (70th)36,954
United Kingdom44Fleetwood Mac31Rumours (37th)36,807
United Kingdom45Black Sabbath28Paranoid (78th)36,006
United States46Modest Mouse11The Moon & Antarctica (97th)34,340
United States47Tom Waits28Rain Dogs (100th)34,339
United States48Kanye West6My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (85th)34,332
United Kingdom49King Crimson36In The Court Of The Crimson King (52nd)34,240
United Kingdom50Genesis24Selling England By The Pound (158th)32,817
United Kingdom51Nick Drake7Pink Moon (74th)32,785
United States52Weezer9Weezer (The Blue Album) (81st)32,563
United States53The National8Boxer (122nd)31,888
United States54Wilco10Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (52nd)31,699
United States55Guns N' Roses9Appetite For Destruction (51st)30,854
United States56Michael Jackson17Thriller (72nd)30,616
Australia57AC/DC22Back In Black (79th)30,603
United States58Jeff Buckley6Grace (40th)29,155
United States59Prince35Purple Rain (115th)28,771
Canada60Rush27Moving Pictures (153rd)28,190
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