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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 Kingdom61Yes27Close To The Edge (134th)30,586
Canada62Rush32Moving Pictures (163rd)30,241
United Kingdom63The Kinks44The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society (151st)30,175
United States64Pavement10Slanted & Enchanted (118th)30,166
United States65Green Day17American Idiot (119th)30,115
United States66Beck16Odelay (152nd)30,010
United States67Stevie Wonder32Innervisions (133rd)29,586
United States68Iggy Pop26Fun House (178th)29,247
United States69Marvin Gaye25What's Going On (53rd)29,210
United Kingdom70Blur12Parklife (143rd)29,166
United Kingdom71Kate Bush12Hounds Of Love (132nd)28,485
Iceland72Björk 19Homogenic (168th)28,303
United Kingdom73Portishead5Dummy (79th)28,076
United States74Sufjan Stevens12Illinois (78th)27,926
United States75Television4Marquee Moon (48th)27,380
United States76Simon And Garfunkel18Bridge Over Troubled Water (116th)27,333
United States77Lou Reed27Transformer (104th)27,032
Canada78Joni Mitchell23Blue (102nd)26,742
United States79Queens Of The Stone Age7Songs For The Deaf (120th)26,733
United States80John Coltrane49A Love Supreme (108th)26,430
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