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Top-ranked artists

The top-ranked artists that appear most prominently in over 26,000 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)
Australia61AC/DC24Back In Black (91st)39,507
United States62Stevie Wonder33Innervisions (130th)38,782
United States63Jeff Buckley7Grace (42nd)38,573
Iceland64Björk 20Homogenic (148th)38,214
Canada65Rush34Moving Pictures (151st)38,127
United States66Guns N' Roses9Appetite For Destruction (64th)37,670
United States67John Coltrane62A Love Supreme (98th)37,271
United States68Green Day18American Idiot (127th)36,976
United Kingdom69The Kinks47The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society (159th)36,848
United Kingdom70Kate Bush13Hounds Of Love (121st)36,716
United Kingdom71Blur12Parklife (155th)36,324
United States72Marvin Gaye30What's Going On (57th)35,996
United States73Beck16Odelay (165th)35,437
United States74Frank Zappa100Hot Rats (246th)35,396
Canada75Joni Mitchell26Blue (96th)35,348
United States76Simon And Garfunkel19Bridge Over Troubled Water (114th)34,982
United States77Queens Of The Stone Age7Songs For The Deaf (123rd)34,882
United States78Pavement11Slanted & Enchanted (140th)34,871
United States79Bon Iver5For Emma, Forever Ago (90th)34,824
United Kingdom80Portishead5Dummy (81st)34,661
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