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Top-ranked artists

The top-ranked artists that appear most prominently in over 37,000 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 Sabbath37Paranoid (74th)66,296
United Kingdom42Van Morrison49Astral Weeks (59th)65,495
United States43Weezer16Weezer (The Blue Album) (69th)65,471
United Kingdom44Queen45A Night At The Opera (76th)64,681
United Kingdom45Genesis28Selling England By The Pound (133rd)63,177
United States46The Flaming Lips32The Soft Bulletin (93rd)62,800
United States47Sonic Youth33Daydream Nation (57th)62,797
Iceland48Sigur Rós16Ágætis Byrjun (66th)61,772
United States49Red Hot Chili Peppers18Blood Sugar Sex Magik (113th)61,134
United States50Wilco15Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (48th)60,666
United Kingdom51Nick Drake10Pink Moon (63rd)59,901
United Kingdom52The Stone Roses7The Stone Roses (29th)58,214
United States53Modest Mouse13The Moon & Antarctica (110th)57,681
United States54Prince55Purple Rain (95th)56,584
United States55The White Stripes10Elephant (73rd)56,480
United States56Tom Waits28Rain Dogs (109th)56,171
United States57The National11Boxer (134th)56,055
Iceland58Björk23Homogenic (129th)55,713
United States59Michael Jackson24Thriller (72nd)52,686
United Kingdom60Yes39Close To The Edge (114th)52,108
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