Top-ranked artists

The top-ranked artists that appear most prominently in over 46,000 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 Kingdom41Nick Drake10Pink Moon (51st)43,499
United Kingdom42Oasis12(What's The Story) Morning Glory? (55th)43,487
United States43The National13High Violet (128th)42,786
United States44Prince59Purple Rain (82nd)42,760
United Kingdom45Van Morrison52Astral Weeks (59th)42,508
United States46Pearl Jam79Ten (50th)42,061
United Kingdom47Coldplay17A Rush Of Blood To The Head (92nd)41,311
United States48Tom Waits27Rain Dogs (98th)40,858
United States49Wilco17Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (48th)40,811
United States50Sonic Youth33Daydream Nation (67th)40,490
Australia51Tame Impala7Lonerism (66th)40,152
United States52John Coltrane75A Love Supreme (79th)39,350
United Kingdom53Muse15Absolution (175th)38,840
United States54The Flaming Lips44The Soft Bulletin (106th)38,684
Iceland55Sigur Rós19Ágætis Byrjun (63rd)38,537
United Kingdom56Kate Bush16Hounds Of Love (74th)37,906
United Kingdom57Queen47A Night At The Opera (94th)37,898
United Kingdom58Yes45Close To The Edge (97th)36,960
United States59Stevie Wonder35Songs In The Key Of Life (113th)36,354
United States60Modest Mouse13The Moon & Antarctica (134th)35,297
Total artists: 1,000. Page 3 of 50
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