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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)40,307
United Kingdom42Fleetwood Mac30Rumours (36th)38,958
Iceland43Sigur Rós12Ágætis Byrjun [Agaetis Byrjun] (69th)38,956
United States44Sonic Youth25Daydream Nation (49th)38,947
United Kingdom45King Crimson36In The Court Of The Crimson King (48th)37,446
United Kingdom46Black Sabbath28Paranoid (80th)37,339
United States47Kanye West6My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (76th)37,278
United States48Tom Waits28Rain Dogs (94th)36,069
United States49Modest Mouse11The Moon & Antarctica (100th)36,043
United Kingdom50Nick Drake7Pink Moon (71st)35,344
United Kingdom51Genesis27Selling England By The Pound (149th)35,259
United States52Weezer10Weezer (The Blue Album) (82nd)34,777
United States53Wilco10Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (50th)34,106
United States54The National8Boxer (122nd)33,565
United States55Guns N' Roses9Appetite For Destruction (57th)31,536
Australia56AC/DC22Back In Black (81st)31,457
United States57Michael Jackson18Thriller (73rd)31,456
United States58Jeff Buckley6Grace (42nd)30,143
United States59Prince36Purple Rain (118th)29,528
United States60Iggy Pop26Fun House (173rd)28,808
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