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Top-ranked artists

The top-ranked artists that appear most prominently in over 24,000 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)51,904
United States42The White Stripes9Elephant (62nd)50,100
United States43Sufjan Stevens13Illinois (59th)49,969
United States44Red Hot Chili Peppers17Blood Sugar Sex Magik (107th)49,732
United Kingdom45Black Sabbath32Paranoid (81st)49,571
Iceland46Sigur Rós12Ágætis Byrjun (69th)48,352
United Kingdom47The Stone Roses6The Stone Roses (29th)48,350
United States48Sonic Youth29Daydream Nation (56th)48,315
United Kingdom49Nick Drake8Pink Moon (61st)48,161
United States50Weezer12Weezer (The Blue Album) (77th)47,956
United Kingdom51Genesis26Selling England By The Pound (136th)47,449
United States52Modest Mouse13The Moon & Antarctica (98th)47,201
United States53Wilco14Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (47th)45,894
United States54Tom Waits28Rain Dogs (105th)45,688
United States55The National9Boxer (130th)41,026
United States56Michael Jackson20Thriller (75th)40,842
United States57Prince40Purple Rain (109th)40,712
United States58Kendrick Lamar7Good Kid, M.A.A.D City (100th)38,579
United Kingdom59Yes36Close To The Edge (126th)38,263
Australia60AC/DC24Back In Black (89th)38,175
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