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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)
Canada61Rush31Moving Pictures (167th)28,460
United States62Stevie Wonder31Innervisions (130th)28,454
United States63Beck16Odelay (156th)28,306
United Kingdom64The Kinks44The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society (152nd)28,241
United States65Green Day16American Idiot (120th)28,238
United States66Animal Collective16Merriweather Post Pavilion (91st)28,207
United Kingdom67Blur11Parklife (140th)27,960
United Kingdom68Yes27Close To The Edge (133rd)27,772
United States69Pavement10Slanted & Enchanted (121st)27,729
United Kingdom70Kate Bush12Hounds Of Love (138th)27,205
United States71Marvin Gaye25What's Going On (55th)27,172
Iceland72Björk 17Homogenic (164th)26,726
United States73Sufjan Stevens11Illinois (79th)26,231
United States74Lou Reed27Transformer (103rd)25,734
United States75Television4Marquee Moon (47th)25,659
United States76Tool6Ænima [Aenima] (158th)25,630
United Kingdom77Portishead5Dummy (87th)25,534
United States78Simon And Garfunkel18Bridge Over Troubled Water (111th)25,285
United Kingdom79John Lennon20John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band (109th)24,562
United States80Queens Of The Stone Age7Songs For The Deaf (124th)24,466
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