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Top-ranked artists

The top-ranked artists that appear most prominently in over 16,000 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 States61Beck16Odelay (155th)28,321
United States62Iggy Pop26Fun House (173rd)28,320
United Kingdom63The Kinks44The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society (154th)28,041
United States64Green Day16American Idiot (120th)27,941
United States65Animal Collective16Merriweather Post Pavilion (93rd)27,759
United Kingdom66Blur11Parklife (142nd)27,634
United States67Stevie Wonder30Innervisions (134th)27,606
United States68Pavement10Slanted & Enchanted (121st)27,553
United Kingdom69Yes27Close To The Edge (133rd)27,413
United States70Marvin Gaye24What's Going On (54th)26,782
Iceland71Björk 17Homogenic (167th)26,139
United Kingdom72Kate Bush12Hounds Of Love (145th)25,823
United States73Sufjan Stevens11Illinois (79th)25,595
United Kingdom74Portishead5Dummy (86th)25,515
United States75Tool6Ænima [Aenima] (157th)25,511
United States76Lou Reed27Transformer (102nd)25,399
United States77Television4Marquee Moon (47th)25,097
United States78Simon And Garfunkel18Bridge Over Troubled Water (112th)25,050
United Kingdom79John Lennon20John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band (108th)24,529
United States80Queens Of The Stone Age7Songs For The Deaf (124th)24,198
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