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Top-ranked artists

The top-ranked artists that appear most prominently in over 16,000 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 States61Stevie Wonder31Innervisions (130th)28,592
Canada62Rush31Moving Pictures (166th)28,457
United States63Beck16Odelay (155th)28,347
United Kingdom64The Kinks44The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society (152nd)28,313
United States65Animal Collective16Merriweather Post Pavilion (91st)28,269
United States66Green Day16American Idiot (121st)28,215
United Kingdom67Blur11Parklife (140th)27,989
United Kingdom68Yes27Close To The Edge (134th)27,902
United States69Pavement10Slanted & Enchanted (120th)27,750
United States70Marvin Gaye25What's Going On (54th)27,326
United Kingdom71Kate Bush12Hounds Of Love (137th)27,314
Iceland72Björk 17Homogenic (163rd)26,746
United States73Sufjan Stevens11Illinois (79th)26,190
United States74Lou Reed27Transformer (102nd)25,866
United States75Television4Marquee Moon (47th)25,688
United States76Tool6Ænima [Aenima] (158th)25,654
United Kingdom77Portishead5Dummy (86th)25,648
United States78Simon And Garfunkel18Bridge Over Troubled Water (110th)25,333
United Kingdom79John Lennon20John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band (109th)24,576
United States80Queens Of The Stone Age7Songs For The Deaf (124th)24,484
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