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Top-ranked artists

The top-ranked artists that appear most prominently in over 20,000 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 States61Sufjan Stevens12Illinois (74th)32,997
United Kingdom62Yes28Close To The Edge (128th)32,782
United States63Stevie Wonder32Innervisions (136th)31,694
United Kingdom64The Kinks45The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society (152nd)31,431
United States65Marvin Gaye25What's Going On (51st)31,403
United Kingdom66Blur12Parklife (145th)31,392
United States67Green Day17American Idiot (123rd)31,343
United States68Pavement10Slanted & Enchanted (125th)31,185
Canada69Rush32Moving Pictures (166th)31,086
United States70Beck16Odelay (163rd)30,939
Iceland71Björk 19Homogenic (162nd)30,412
United Kingdom72Portishead5Dummy (81st)29,879
United States73Iggy Pop26Fun House (184th)29,859
United Kingdom74Kate Bush12Hounds Of Love (134th)29,622
United States75Television4Marquee Moon (47th)29,322
United States76John Coltrane51A Love Supreme (104th)29,300
United States77Simon And Garfunkel18Bridge Over Troubled Water (113th)29,147
United States78Queens Of The Stone Age7Songs For The Deaf (120th)28,467
Canada79Joni Mitchell23Blue (103rd)28,362
United States80Lou Reed28Transformer (106th)28,342
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