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Top-ranked artists

The top-ranked artists that appear most prominently in over 21,000 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 States61Guns N' Roses9Appetite For Destruction (60th)33,877
United States62Animal Collective17Merriweather Post Pavilion (92nd)33,661
United States63Stevie Wonder32Innervisions (132nd)33,126
United States64Green Day17American Idiot (122nd)32,884
United Kingdom65Blur12Parklife (143rd)32,797
United States66Marvin Gaye26What's Going On (50th)32,616
Canada67Rush33Moving Pictures (158th)32,406
United Kingdom68The Kinks46The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society (157th)31,838
United States69Pavement10Slanted & Enchanted (128th)31,498
United States70Beck16Odelay (165th)31,429
Iceland71Björk 19Homogenic (163rd)30,997
United Kingdom72Portishead5Dummy (81st)30,888
United States73John Coltrane59A Love Supreme (104th)30,193
United Kingdom74Kate Bush12Hounds Of Love (134th)30,191
United States75Television4Marquee Moon (47th)29,890
United States76Simon And Garfunkel19Bridge Over Troubled Water (116th)29,487
United States77Queens Of The Stone Age7Songs For The Deaf (120th)29,439
United States78Frank Zappa88Hot Rats (266th)29,300
United States79Lou Reed30Transformer (109th)29,094
Canada80Joni Mitchell24Blue (105th)28,989
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