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Top-ranked artists

The top-ranked artists that appear most prominently in over 29,000 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 Lips30The Soft Bulletin (85th)58,787
United Kingdom42Queen43A Night At The Opera (72nd)58,457
United States43Kendrick Lamar8Good Kid, M.A.A.D City (79th)56,967
United Kingdom44Black Sabbath32Paranoid (76th)56,122
United States45Red Hot Chili Peppers17Blood Sugar Sex Magik (110th)55,581
United States46Sonic Youth29Daydream Nation (54th)55,513
Iceland47Sigur Rós14Ágætis Byrjun (63rd)55,372
United Kingdom48Genesis27Selling England By The Pound (131st)54,737
United States49Weezer13Weezer (The Blue Album) (71st)54,346
United States50The White Stripes10Elephant (62nd)53,242
United Kingdom51Nick Drake9Pink Moon (61st)53,215
United States52Wilco14Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (44th)53,060
United Kingdom53The Stone Roses6The Stone Roses (31st)52,166
United States54Modest Mouse13The Moon & Antarctica (104th)51,651
United States55Tom Waits28Rain Dogs (106th)51,136
United States56Prince51Purple Rain (103rd)47,501
United States57The National10Boxer (133rd)45,203
United States58Michael Jackson20Thriller (70th)44,994
United Kingdom59Yes36Close To The Edge (125th)44,243
Iceland60Björk 20Homogenic (141st)42,665
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