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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)28,712
Canada62Rush31Moving Pictures (168th)28,471
United States63Animal Collective16Merriweather Post Pavilion (91st)28,436
United States64Beck16Odelay (157th)28,400
United Kingdom65The Kinks44The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society (152nd)28,376
United States66Green Day16American Idiot (120th)28,333
United Kingdom67Blur11Parklife (140th)27,991
United States68Pavement10Slanted & Enchanted (121st)27,888
United Kingdom69Yes28Close To The Edge (134th)27,829
United States70Marvin Gaye25What's Going On (54th)27,329
United Kingdom71Kate Bush12Hounds Of Love (138th)26,955
Iceland72Björk 17Homogenic (160th)26,953
United States73Sufjan Stevens11Illinois (79th)26,323
United States74Lou Reed27Transformer (102nd)26,102
United Kingdom75Portishead5Dummy (83rd)25,943
United States76Television4Marquee Moon (47th)25,752
United States77Tool6Ænima [Aenima] (159th)25,727
United States78Simon And Garfunkel18Bridge Over Troubled Water (110th)25,418
United States79Queens Of The Stone Age7Songs For The Deaf (124th)24,559
United Kingdom80John Lennon20John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band (109th)24,558
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