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Top-ranked artists

The top-ranked artists that appear most prominently in over 23,000 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 Kingdom61Yes35Close To The Edge (126th)35,625
United States62Guns N' Roses9Appetite For Destruction (62nd)35,231
United States63Stevie Wonder33Innervisions (134th)34,516
United Kingdom64Blur12Parklife (146th)34,383
United States65Green Day17American Idiot (125th)34,100
Canada66Rush34Moving Pictures (155th)34,065
Iceland67Björk 20Homogenic (151st)33,699
United Kingdom68The Kinks47The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society (159th)33,608
United States69Marvin Gaye28What's Going On (57th)33,199
United Kingdom70Kate Bush12Hounds Of Love (129th)32,785
United States71Pavement12Slanted & Enchanted (131st)32,657
United States72Beck16Odelay (166th)32,631
United States73John Coltrane58A Love Supreme (99th)32,573
United Kingdom74Portishead5Dummy (79th)32,425
United States75Simon And Garfunkel19Bridge Over Troubled Water (112th)32,069
United States76Frank Zappa93Hot Rats (263rd)31,881
United States77Queens Of The Stone Age7Songs For The Deaf (121st)31,365
Canada78Joni Mitchell25Blue (96th)31,049
United States79Television4Marquee Moon (49th)31,020
United States80Lou Reed32Transformer (108th)30,563
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