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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 States61Animal Collective21Merriweather Post Pavilion (99th)48,652
United States62John Coltrane68A Love Supreme (91st)48,474
Canada63Rush35Moving Pictures (152nd)48,109
United States64Stevie Wonder35Innervisions (128th)47,297
United Kingdom65Kate Bush14Hounds Of Love (110th)47,037
Australia66AC/DC25Back In Black (101st)45,770
Australia67Tame Impala6Lonerism (86th)44,932
United States68Bon Iver5For Emma, Forever Ago (93rd)44,829
United Kingdom69The Kinks49The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society (158th)43,833
United States70Jeff Buckley7Grace (50th)43,414
United States71Green Day19American Idiot (136th)43,234
United States72Queens Of The Stone Age8Songs For The Deaf (127th)42,857
Canada73Joni Mitchell28Blue (96th)42,583
United States74Simon And Garfunkel19Bridge Over Troubled Water (116th)42,575
United States75Guns N' Roses9Appetite For Destruction (70th)42,435
United Kingdom76Blur12Parklife (165th)42,053
United States77Television4Marquee Moon (47th)41,829
United States78Frank Zappa106Hot Rats (238th)41,183
United States79Beck17Odelay (183rd)40,276
United States80Marvin Gaye31What's Going On (62nd)40,081
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