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Top-ranked artists

The top-ranked artists that appear most prominently in over 15,000 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 States61Iggy Pop26Fun House (169th)27,803
United States62Green Day16American Idiot (118th)27,657
United Kingdom63The Kinks44The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society (154th)27,299
United States64Stevie Wonder29Innervisions (133rd)27,005
United States65Animal Collective17Merriweather Post Pavilion (94th)26,990
United States66Pavement10Slanted & Enchanted (119th)26,965
United States67Beck16Odelay (162nd)26,611
United Kingdom68Yes27Close To The Edge (134th)26,399
United Kingdom69Blur11Parklife (140th)26,322
United States70Marvin Gaye23What's Going On (56th)25,898
United Kingdom71Kate Bush12Hounds Of Love (146th)25,274
United States72Tool6Ænima [Aenima] (151st)25,105
United States73Lou Reed27Transformer (102nd)24,816
United Kingdom74Portishead5Dummy (86th)24,733
Iceland75Björk 16Homogenic (168th)24,593
United States76Television4Marquee Moon (49th)24,294
United States77Simon And Garfunkel18Bridge Over Troubled Water (112th)24,202
United Kingdom78John Lennon20John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band (107th)24,073
United States79Sufjan Stevens11Illinois (82nd)24,016
United States80John Coltrane42A Love Supreme (109th)23,363
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