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Top-ranked artists

The top-ranked artists that appear most prominently in over 27,000 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 States41Sufjan Stevens13Illinois (59th)55,928
United Kingdom42Fleetwood Mac33Rumours (32nd)55,892
United Kingdom43Black Sabbath32Paranoid (76th)54,048
United States44Red Hot Chili Peppers18Blood Sugar Sex Magik (108th)53,788
United States45Sonic Youth29Daydream Nation (53rd)52,746
Iceland46Sigur Rós13Ágætis Byrjun (65th)52,551
United States47Weezer12Weezer (The Blue Album) (73rd)52,169
United States48The White Stripes10Elephant (62nd)52,060
United Kingdom49Genesis27Selling England By The Pound (134th)51,748
United Kingdom50The Stone Roses6The Stone Roses (29th)50,873
United Kingdom51Nick Drake9Pink Moon (61st)50,657
United States52Wilco14Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (46th)49,962
United States53Modest Mouse13The Moon & Antarctica (102nd)49,489
United States54Tom Waits28Rain Dogs (106th)48,608
United States55Kendrick Lamar7Good Kid, M.A.A.D City (87th)46,499
United States56Prince47Purple Rain (107th)44,289
United States57The National9Boxer (131st)43,784
United States58Michael Jackson20Thriller (75th)42,501
United Kingdom59Yes36Close To The Edge (123rd)41,982
United States60Animal Collective18Merriweather Post Pavilion (95th)40,505
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