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Top-ranked artists

The top-ranked artists that appear most prominently in over 19,000 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 Kingdom61Yes27Close To The Edge (137th)31,525
United States62Pavement10Slanted & Enchanted (123rd)31,133
United States63Sufjan Stevens12Illinois (75th)31,111
United States64Stevie Wonder32Innervisions (132nd)31,066
United Kingdom65The Kinks45The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society (155th)30,902
United Kingdom66Blur12Parklife (147th)30,837
United States67Beck16Odelay (160th)30,700
United States68Marvin Gaye25What's Going On (50th)30,687
United States69Green Day17American Idiot (124th)30,648
Canada70Rush32Moving Pictures (166th)30,589
Iceland71Björk 19Homogenic (163rd)29,854
United States72Iggy Pop26Fun House (179th)29,800
United Kingdom73Kate Bush12Hounds Of Love (127th)29,647
United Kingdom74Portishead5Dummy (79th)29,302
United States75Simon And Garfunkel18Bridge Over Troubled Water (114th)28,943
United States76Television4Marquee Moon (48th)28,735
United States77John Coltrane51A Love Supreme (105th)28,443
United States78Lou Reed28Transformer (104th)28,333
United States79Queens Of The Stone Age7Songs For The Deaf (121st)28,084
Canada80Joni Mitchell23Blue (102nd)28,061
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