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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 States61Animal Collective15Merriweather Post Pavilion (93rd)29,480
United States62Beck16Odelay (155th)29,310
United Kingdom63The Kinks44The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society (152nd)29,077
United Kingdom64Yes27Close To The Edge (131st)28,986
United States65Green Day16American Idiot (119th)28,976
Canada66Rush31Moving Pictures (169th)28,895
United States67Stevie Wonder32Innervisions (129th)28,833
United States68Pavement10Slanted & Enchanted (121st)28,592
United Kingdom69Blur11Parklife (142nd)28,458
Iceland70Björk 18Homogenic (151st)28,313
United States71Marvin Gaye26What's Going On (55th)27,611
United States72Sufjan Stevens11Illinois (76th)27,215
United Kingdom73Kate Bush12Hounds Of Love (137th)27,196
United Kingdom74Portishead5Dummy (81st)27,011
United States75Television4Marquee Moon (49th)26,471
United States76Lou Reed27Transformer (103rd)26,449
United States77Tool6Lateralus (162nd)26,147
United States78Simon And Garfunkel18Bridge Over Troubled Water (113th)25,887
United Kingdom79John Lennon20John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band (110th)25,206
United States80Queens Of The Stone Age7Songs For The Deaf (124th)25,179
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