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Top-ranked artists

The top-ranked artists that appear most prominently in over 18,000 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 States61Animal Collective14Merriweather Post Pavilion (96th)30,015
United States62Beck16Odelay (155th)29,804
United Kingdom63Yes27Close To The Edge (130th)29,496
United States64Green Day16American Idiot (118th)29,444
United Kingdom65The Kinks44The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society (153rd)29,415
United States66Stevie Wonder32Innervisions (131st)29,181
United States67Pavement10Slanted & Enchanted (124th)28,996
Canada68Rush32Moving Pictures (171st)28,988
Iceland69Björk 19Homogenic (151st)28,844
United Kingdom70Blur11Parklife (140th)28,671
United States71Marvin Gaye25What's Going On (56th)27,979
United Kingdom72Portishead5Dummy (80th)27,961
United States73Sufjan Stevens11Illinois (78th)27,467
United Kingdom74Kate Bush12Hounds Of Love (138th)27,443
United States75Lou Reed27Transformer (103rd)26,948
United States76Television4Marquee Moon (49th)26,742
United States77Tool6Lateralus (159th)26,583
United States78Simon And Garfunkel18Bridge Over Troubled Water (114th)26,543
United States79Queens Of The Stone Age7Songs For The Deaf (122nd)26,040
Canada80Joni Mitchell23Blue (104th)25,815
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