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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 (75th)32,017
United Kingdom62Yes27Close To The Edge (134th)31,844
United States63Stevie Wonder32Innervisions (128th)31,523
United States64Pavement10Slanted & Enchanted (123rd)31,242
United States65Green Day17American Idiot (122nd)31,121
United States66Marvin Gaye25What's Going On (51st)31,056
United States67Beck16Odelay (159th)30,944
United Kingdom68The Kinks45The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society (154th)30,942
United Kingdom69Blur12Parklife (147th)30,630
Canada70Rush32Moving Pictures (167th)30,393
Iceland71Björk 19Homogenic (162nd)30,137
United States72Iggy Pop26Fun House (180th)29,934
United Kingdom73Portishead5Dummy (81st)29,737
United Kingdom74Kate Bush12Hounds Of Love (127th)29,645
United States75Television4Marquee Moon (48th)28,978
United States76John Coltrane51A Love Supreme (104th)28,733
United States77Simon And Garfunkel18Bridge Over Troubled Water (115th)28,681
United States78Queens Of The Stone Age7Songs For The Deaf (121st)28,249
United States79Lou Reed28Transformer (105th)28,244
Canada80Joni Mitchell23Blue (103rd)28,163
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