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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 States61Animal Collective18Merriweather Post Pavilion (93rd)37,625
United States62Jeff Buckley7Grace (42nd)37,451
United States63Guns N' Roses9Appetite For Destruction (63rd)36,766
Iceland64Björk 20Homogenic (145th)36,742
United States65Stevie Wonder33Innervisions (134th)36,486
Canada66Rush34Moving Pictures (152nd)36,455
United States67Green Day18American Idiot (127th)36,127
United States68John Coltrane58A Love Supreme (100th)35,459
United Kingdom69Kate Bush12Hounds Of Love (120th)35,246
United Kingdom70Blur12Parklife (150th)35,231
United States71Marvin Gaye30What's Going On (55th)35,196
United States72Beck16Odelay (161st)34,807
United Kingdom73The Kinks47The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society (163rd)34,455
United Kingdom74Portishead5Dummy (79th)33,939
Canada75Joni Mitchell25Blue (95th)33,857
United States76Simon And Garfunkel19Bridge Over Troubled Water (114th)33,447
United States77Frank Zappa97Hot Rats (265th)33,285
United States78Pavement11Slanted & Enchanted (141st)33,200
United States79Queens Of The Stone Age7Songs For The Deaf (124th)33,011
United States80Television4Marquee Moon (49th)32,529
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