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Top-ranked artists

The top-ranked artists that appear most prominently in over 26,000 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 (32nd)54,903
United States42Sufjan Stevens13Illinois (59th)53,352
United Kingdom43Black Sabbath32Paranoid (79th)52,306
United States44Red Hot Chili Peppers17Blood Sugar Sex Magik (110th)51,594
Iceland45Sigur Rós13Ágætis Byrjun (65th)51,145
United States46Sonic Youth29Daydream Nation (54th)51,116
United States47The White Stripes10Elephant (62nd)51,104
United Kingdom48Genesis26Selling England By The Pound (133rd)50,302
United States49Weezer13Weezer (The Blue Album) (76th)50,083
United Kingdom50The Stone Roses6The Stone Roses (29th)49,910
United Kingdom51Nick Drake8Pink Moon (61st)49,891
United States52Wilco14Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (45th)49,054
United States53Modest Mouse13The Moon & Antarctica (101st)48,849
United States54Tom Waits28Rain Dogs (107th)47,355
United States55Kendrick Lamar7Good Kid, M.A.A.D City (89th)43,981
United States56The National9Boxer (127th)42,703
United States57Prince45Purple Rain (109th)42,661
United States58Michael Jackson20Thriller (73rd)42,464
United Kingdom59Yes36Close To The Edge (125th)40,545
United States60Animal Collective18Merriweather Post Pavilion (95th)39,554
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