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Top-ranked artists

The top-ranked artists that appear most prominently in over 18,000 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 Kingdom61Yes27Close To The Edge (134th)30,574
Canada62Rush32Moving Pictures (163rd)30,279
United Kingdom63The Kinks44The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society (150th)30,199
United States64Green Day17American Idiot (120th)30,152
United States65Pavement10Slanted & Enchanted (118th)30,145
United States66Beck16Odelay (152nd)30,026
United States67Stevie Wonder32Innervisions (133rd)29,599
United States68Iggy Pop26Fun House (178th)29,247
United States69Marvin Gaye25What's Going On (53rd)29,200
United Kingdom70Blur12Parklife (143rd)29,171
United Kingdom71Kate Bush12Hounds Of Love (132nd)28,516
Iceland72Björk 19Homogenic (168th)28,334
United States73Sufjan Stevens12Illinois (78th)28,139
United Kingdom74Portishead5Dummy (79th)28,094
United States75Television4Marquee Moon (48th)27,415
United States76Simon And Garfunkel18Bridge Over Troubled Water (116th)27,355
United States77Lou Reed27Transformer (104th)26,968
United States78Queens Of The Stone Age7Songs For The Deaf (121st)26,790
Canada79Joni Mitchell23Blue (102nd)26,763
United States80John Coltrane49A Love Supreme (108th)26,399
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