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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 States61Green Day16American Idiot (118th)27,636
United States62Iggy Pop26Fun House (172nd)27,565
United Kingdom63The Kinks44The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society (153rd)27,324
United States64Stevie Wonder29Innervisions (134th)27,057
United States65Pavement10Slanted & Enchanted (119th)26,961
United States66Animal Collective16Merriweather Post Pavilion (94th)26,875
United Kingdom67Yes27Close To The Edge (132nd)26,459
United States68Beck16Odelay (162nd)26,390
United Kingdom69Blur11Parklife (139th)26,299
United States70Marvin Gaye23What's Going On (56th)25,906
United Kingdom71Kate Bush12Hounds Of Love (146th)25,150
United States72Tool6Ænima [Aenima] (150th)25,059
United States73Lou Reed27Transformer (102nd)24,665
Iceland74Björk 16Homogenic (166th)24,509
United Kingdom75Portishead5Dummy (86th)24,508
United States76Television4Marquee Moon (49th)24,200
United States77Simon And Garfunkel18Bridge Over Troubled Water (113th)24,163
United Kingdom78John Lennon20John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band (106th)23,962
United States79Sufjan Stevens11Illinois (81st)23,869
Jamaica80Bob Marley26Legend (197th)23,219
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