Top-ranked artists

The top-ranked artists that appear most prominently in over 51,000 greatest album charts on are listed below:

N.B. Artist 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 States21Talking Heads15Remain In Light (28th)58,160
Ireland22U235The Joshua Tree (52nd)55,623
United States23Sufjan Stevens26Illinois (42nd)55,597
United Kingdom24King Crimson88In The Court Of The Crimson King (An Observation By King Crimson) (25th)55,288
United Kingdom25The Cure37Disintegration (31st)55,136
United States26The Doors45The Doors (30th)54,946
United Kingdom27The Who47Who's Next (40th)54,598
United Kingdom28The Clash18London Calling (20th)50,816
United States29The Strokes7Is This It (24th)49,825
30Fleetwood Mac41Rumours (23rd)45,115
United Kingdom31Joy Division12Unknown Pleasures (38th)45,097
United Kingdom32Genesis (UK)34Selling England By The Pound (129th)44,127
33My Bloody Valentine9Loveless (21st)43,619
United States34Neutral Milk Hotel6In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (16th)43,484
United Kingdom35Arctic Monkeys10Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not (63rd)42,813
United States36The Smashing Pumpkins26Siamese Dream (55th)42,636
United Kingdom37Black Sabbath45Paranoid (58th)42,300
Iceland38Björk25Homogenic (94th)42,237
United States39Metallica29Master Of Puppets (107th)41,386
United States40Prince63Purple Rain (81st)39,593
Total artists: 1,000. Page 2 of 50
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