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Top-ranked artists

The top-ranked artists that appear most prominently in over 17,000 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 States61Beck16Odelay (156th)28,923
United States62Stevie Wonder32Innervisions (131st)28,663
United Kingdom63The Kinks44The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society (151st)28,616
United States64Animal Collective16Merriweather Post Pavilion (92nd)28,610
United Kingdom65Yes27Close To The Edge (134th)28,566
United States66Green Day16American Idiot (120th)28,565
Canada67Rush31Moving Pictures (170th)28,542
United Kingdom68Blur11Parklife (140th)28,419
Iceland69Björk 18Homogenic (153rd)28,082
United States70Pavement10Slanted & Enchanted (124th)27,682
United States71Marvin Gaye26What's Going On (56th)27,394
United Kingdom72Kate Bush12Hounds Of Love (138th)27,315
United States73Sufjan Stevens11Illinois (79th)26,621
United Kingdom74Portishead5Dummy (81st)26,563
United States75Lou Reed27Transformer (102nd)26,242
United States76Tool6Lateralus (159th)26,161
United States77Television4Marquee Moon (47th)26,061
United States78Simon And Garfunkel18Bridge Over Troubled Water (112th)25,554
United States79Queens Of The Stone Age7Songs For The Deaf (122nd)25,445
United Kingdom80John Lennon20John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band (109th)25,010
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