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Top-ranked artists

The top-ranked artists that appear most prominently in over 17,000 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 (31st)40,346
United States42Sonic Youth25Daydream Nation (48th)40,093
United Kingdom43Fleetwood Mac31Rumours (36th)39,643
Iceland44Sigur Rós12Ágætis Byrjun (70th)39,596
United States45Kanye West7My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (76th)38,583
United Kingdom46Black Sabbath28Paranoid (79th)38,077
United Kingdom47King Crimson36In The Court Of The Crimson King (49th)37,808
United States48Tom Waits28Rain Dogs (92nd)37,018
United States49Modest Mouse11The Moon & Antarctica (96th)36,631
United Kingdom50Nick Drake7Pink Moon (69th)36,477
United Kingdom51Genesis27Selling England By The Pound (152nd)35,633
United States52Weezer10Weezer (The Blue Album) (84th)34,983
United States53The National8Boxer (121st)34,488
United States54Wilco10Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (52nd)34,035
Australia55AC/DC22Back In Black (81st)31,789
United States56Michael Jackson18Thriller (73rd)31,716
United States57Guns N' Roses9Appetite For Destruction (58th)31,671
United States58Jeff Buckley6Grace (40th)30,819
United States59Prince36Purple Rain (117th)29,677
United States60Iggy Pop26Fun House (169th)29,325
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