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Top-ranked artists

The top-ranked artists that appear most prominently in over 26,000 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)
Australia61AC/DC24Back In Black (91st)39,497
United States62Stevie Wonder33Innervisions (130th)38,612
United States63Jeff Buckley7Grace (42nd)38,497
Iceland64Björk 20Homogenic (148th)38,043
Canada65Rush34Moving Pictures (157th)37,907
United States66Guns N' Roses9Appetite For Destruction (64th)37,587
United States67John Coltrane62A Love Supreme (97th)37,138
United Kingdom68The Kinks47The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society (159th)36,867
United States69Green Day18American Idiot (128th)36,713
United Kingdom70Kate Bush13Hounds Of Love (121st)36,610
United Kingdom71Blur12Parklife (151st)36,412
United States72Marvin Gaye30What's Going On (57th)35,982
United States73Beck16Odelay (164th)35,318
Canada74Joni Mitchell26Blue (98th)35,246
United States75Simon And Garfunkel19Bridge Over Troubled Water (114th)34,872
United States76Frank Zappa100Hot Rats (247th)34,837
United States77Bon Iver5For Emma, Forever Ago (90th)34,775
United States78Pavement11Slanted & Enchanted (140th)34,723
United Kingdom79Portishead5Dummy (81st)34,499
United States80Queens Of The Stone Age7Songs For The Deaf (124th)34,477
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