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Top-ranked artists

The top-ranked artists that appear most prominently in over 28,000 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 States41The Flaming Lips29The Soft Bulletin (85th)57,939
United Kingdom42Queen43A Night At The Opera (70th)57,323
United Kingdom43Black Sabbath32Paranoid (76th)55,299
United States44Sonic Youth29Daydream Nation (54th)54,769
United States45Red Hot Chili Peppers17Blood Sugar Sex Magik (110th)54,534
Iceland46Sigur Rós14Ágætis Byrjun (64th)54,422
United States47Kendrick Lamar8Good Kid, M.A.A.D City (80th)54,003
United States48Weezer12Weezer (The Blue Album) (72nd)53,388
United Kingdom49Genesis27Selling England By The Pound (134th)52,668
United States50The White Stripes10Elephant (62nd)52,582
United Kingdom51Nick Drake9Pink Moon (61st)52,404
United States52Wilco14Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (46th)51,876
United Kingdom53The Stone Roses6The Stone Roses (30th)51,806
United States54Modest Mouse13The Moon & Antarctica (104th)50,566
United States55Tom Waits28Rain Dogs (105th)50,319
United States56Prince49Purple Rain (106th)45,823
United States57The National10Boxer (131st)44,283
United States58Michael Jackson20Thriller (72nd)43,623
United Kingdom59Yes36Close To The Edge (126th)42,673
United States60Animal Collective19Merriweather Post Pavilion (96th)41,564
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