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Top-ranked artists

The top-ranked artists that appear most prominently in over 36,000 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 Kingdom41Black Sabbath35Paranoid (75th)65,527
United Kingdom42Van Morrison49Astral Weeks (59th)64,894
United States43Weezer14Weezer (The Blue Album) (68th)64,892
United Kingdom44Queen45A Night At The Opera (76th)64,072
United States45The Flaming Lips32The Soft Bulletin (92nd)62,834
United States46Sonic Youth33Daydream Nation (57th)62,194
United Kingdom47Genesis28Selling England By The Pound (137th)61,919
Iceland48Sigur Rós16Ágætis Byrjun (66th)60,760
United States49Red Hot Chili Peppers18Blood Sugar Sex Magik (112th)60,554
United States50Wilco15Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (48th)59,907
United Kingdom51Nick Drake10Pink Moon (63rd)59,219
United Kingdom52The Stone Roses7The Stone Roses (29th)58,243
United States53Modest Mouse13The Moon & Antarctica (106th)57,494
United States54The White Stripes10Elephant (71st)56,569
United States55The National10Boxer (134th)55,699
United States56Tom Waits28Rain Dogs (109th)55,512
United States57Prince55Purple Rain (95th)55,321
Iceland58Björk23Homogenic (132nd)53,553
United States59Michael Jackson24Thriller (73rd)51,905
United Kingdom60Yes39Close To The Edge (114th)51,275
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