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Top-ranked artists

The top-ranked artists that appear most prominently in over 22,000 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 States61Guns N' Roses9Appetite For Destruction (59th)34,797
United States62Jeff Buckley6Grace (43rd)34,653
United States63Green Day17American Idiot (123rd)33,631
United States64Stevie Wonder33Innervisions (135th)33,498
United Kingdom65Blur12Parklife (146th)33,404
Canada66Rush34Moving Pictures (156th)33,066
United Kingdom67The Kinks46The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society (162nd)32,880
United States68Marvin Gaye28What's Going On (51st)32,863
United States69Pavement10Slanted & Enchanted (128th)32,078
Iceland70Björk 19Homogenic (160th)31,990
United States71Beck16Odelay (167th)31,703
United States72Frank Zappa92Hot Rats (260th)31,445
United Kingdom73Portishead5Dummy (80th)31,354
United Kingdom74Kate Bush12Hounds Of Love (131st)31,226
United States75John Coltrane58A Love Supreme (101st)31,190
United States76Simon And Garfunkel19Bridge Over Troubled Water (112th)30,603
United States77Queens Of The Stone Age7Songs For The Deaf (122nd)30,439
United States78Television4Marquee Moon (47th)30,338
United States79Lou Reed32Transformer (108th)29,962
Canada80Joni Mitchell25Blue (106th)29,690
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