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Top-ranked artists

The top-ranked artists that appear most prominently in over 20,000 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 Kingdom61Yes29Close To The Edge (135th)33,187
United States62Animal Collective17Merriweather Post Pavilion (93rd)33,073
United States63Stevie Wonder32Innervisions (133rd)32,453
United States64Green Day17American Idiot (120th)32,291
United States65Marvin Gaye25What's Going On (49th)32,266
United Kingdom66Blur12Parklife (142nd)32,232
Canada67Rush32Moving Pictures (160th)32,071
United Kingdom68The Kinks46The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society (151st)31,868
United States69Pavement10Slanted & Enchanted (122nd)31,658
United States70Beck17Odelay (165th)31,136
Iceland71Björk 19Homogenic (161st)30,511
United States72Iggy Pop27Fun House (180th)30,418
United Kingdom73Portishead5Dummy (81st)30,351
United Kingdom74Kate Bush12Hounds Of Love (132nd)29,955
United States75John Coltrane52A Love Supreme (104th)29,951
United States76Television4Marquee Moon (47th)29,540
United States77Simon And Garfunkel18Bridge Over Troubled Water (113th)29,318
Canada78Joni Mitchell23Blue (102nd)28,921
United States79Queens Of The Stone Age7Songs For The Deaf (121st)28,648
United States80Lou Reed29Transformer (108th)28,521
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