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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 States61John Coltrane68A Love Supreme (90th)49,357
United States62Animal Collective21Merriweather Post Pavilion (98th)49,103
Canada63Rush35Moving Pictures (152nd)48,940
United Kingdom64Kate Bush16Hounds Of Love (105th)48,716
United States65Stevie Wonder35Innervisions (130th)47,819
Australia66AC/DC25Back In Black (100th)46,299
Australia67Tame Impala6Lonerism (89th)45,429
United States68Bon Iver5For Emma, Forever Ago (92nd)45,211
United Kingdom69The Kinks50The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society (159th)45,089
United States70Jeff Buckley7Grace (49th)44,038
Canada71Joni Mitchell28Blue (94th)43,646
United States72Green Day20American Idiot (138th)43,386
United States73Simon And Garfunkel19Bridge Over Troubled Water (115th)43,153
United States74Guns N' Roses9Appetite For Destruction (70th)43,029
United States75Queens Of The Stone Age8Songs For The Deaf (127th)42,948
United States76Television4Marquee Moon (47th)42,409
United Kingdom77Blur12Parklife (167th)42,140
United States78Frank Zappa108Hot Rats (241st)42,129
United States79Beck17Odelay (183rd)40,941
United Kingdom80Portishead5Dummy (80th)40,848
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