Toplist: Artist peak rating (2017)

This list is sorted by the highest artist rating acheived during their career up until the chosen year, thus showing the total standings for each year. This might actually be the most important list, since it compares the artists at their peak; this is thus by far the most stable list. Only studio albums are part of the ratings. Due to the fact that the rating process isn't completed, the lists on this site continually change as new albums are being rated.
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1
Yes
Best album: Close to the Edge (1972), 100.00 %
19 albums
2
David Bowie (†2016)
Best album: Station to Station (1976), 96.09 %
25 albums
3
Kate Bush
Best album: The Dreaming (1982), 96.58 %
9 albums
4
Depeche Mode
Best album: Violator (1990), 96.02 %
13 albums
5
Clannad
Best album: Lore (1996), 96.37 %
14 albums
6
Pink Floyd
Best album: Dark Side of the Moon (1973), 97.11 %
14 albums
7
Iron Maiden
Best album: Somewhere in Time (1986), 90.28 %
16 albums
8
Jethro Tull
Best album: Thick as a Brick (1972), 95.99 %
16 albums
9
Janis Joplin (†1970)
Best album: Pearl (1971), 94.94 %
4 albums
10
Black Sabbath
Best album: Sabotage (1975), 87.67 %
19 albums
11
Metallica
Best album: Master of Puppets (1986), 92.21 %
11 albums
12
12 albums
13
7 albums
14
Buffy Sainte-Marie
Best album: Up Where We Belong (1996), 89.01 %
16 albums
15
The Beatles
Best album: Abbey Road (1969), 90.72 %
12 albums
16
Loreena McKennitt
Best album: The Mask and Mirror (1994), 91.01 %
9 albums
17
Slayer
Best album: Seasons in the Abyss (1990), 92.67 %
11 albums
18
Enya
Best album: The Celts (1987), 90.81 %
8 albums
19
Opeth
Best album: Ghost Reveries (2005), 88.55 %
12 albums
20
Mono
Best album: Hymn to the Immortal Wind (2009), 87.14 %
9 albums
21
ABBA
Best album: Super Trouper (1980), 92.27 %
8 albums
22
Laleh
Best album: Colors (2013), 88.45 %
6 albums
23
Peter Gabriel
Best album: Peter Gabriel [3] (1980), 85.74 %
9 albums
24
Frank Sinatra (†1998)
Best album: Songs for Swingin' Lovers (1956), 90.11 %
50 albums
25
Suede
Best album: Dog Man Star (1994), 89.53 %
7 albums
26
Björk
Best album: Post (1995), 88.67 %
8 albums
27
Rush
Best album: Permanent Waves (1980), 90.94 %
19 albums
28
6 albums
29
Cradle of Filth
Best album: Nymphetamine (2004), 86.19 %
11 albums
30
Cocteau Twins
Best album: Treasure (1984), 86.07 %
8 albums
31
Kent
Best album: Du och jag döden (2005), 84.13 %
12 albums
32
Bob Dylan
Best album: Highway 61 Revisited (1965), 81.62 %
33 albums
33
Ulf Lundell
Best album: Kär och galen (1982), 86.18 %
26 albums
34
The Cure
Best album: Wish (1992), 86.80 %
13 albums
35
Renaissance
Best album: Turn of the Cards (1974), 83.53 %
7 albums
36
Neil Young
Best album: Harvest (1972), 88.77 %
12 albums
37
Duran Duran
Best album: Rio (1982), 87.02 %
13 albums
38
Alcest
Best album: Souvenirs d'un autre monde (2007), 86.95 %
5 albums
39
Urga
Best album: Etanol (1998), 91.11 %
2 albums
40
Dream Theater
Best album: Black Clouds & Silver Linings (2009), 83.71 %
13 albums
41
Tori Amos
Best album: From the Choirgirl Hotel (1998), 82.10 %
12 albums
42
Patrick Moraz
Best album: Story of I (1976), 96.75 %
6 albums
43
Garmarna
Best album: Vedergällningen (1999), 90.01 %
5 albums
44
Leonard Cohen (†2016)
Best album: Songs of Leonard Cohen (1967), 87.51 %
14 albums
45
Bruce Springsteen
Best album: Born in the U.S.A. (1984), 85.53 %
18 albums
46
5 albums
47
Genesis
Best album: Foxtrot (1972), 82.49 %
15 albums
48
Europe
Best album: Out of This World (1988), 84.67 %
10 albums
49
Amon Amarth
Best album: With Oden on Our Side (2006), 85.89 %
10 albums
50
Ozzy Osbourne
Best album: Bark at the Moon (1983), 80.66 %
10 albums
51
Eva Dahlgren
Best album: Ung och stolt (1987), 86.63 %
12 albums
52
Sandra
Best album: Mirrors (1986), 84.16 %
10 albums
53
Joni Mitchell
Best album: Blue (1971), 83.64 %
7 albums
54
Entombed
Best album: Clandestine (1991), 87.01 %
4 albums
55
Mari Boine
Best album: Leahkastin (1994), 78.49 %
6 albums
56
Marillion
Best album: Script for a Jester's Tear (1983), 89.73 %
4 albums
57
Paul McCartney
Best album: Flowers in the Dirt (1989), 85.36 %
16 albums
58
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
Best album: Tender Prey (1988), 83.96 %
15 albums
59
Roxette
Best album: Joyride (1991), 84.20 %
7 albums
60
Faith No More
Best album: Angel Dust (1992), 94.05 %
7 albums
61
Gentle Giant
Best album: Acquiring the Taste (1971), 83.42 %
8 albums
62
Michael Jackson (†2009)
Best album: Thriller (1982), 87.47 %
10 albums
63
Visby Allmänna Sången
Best album: Volund (1998), 95.75 %
2 albums
64
Pentangle
Best album: Cruel Sister (1970), 84.95 %
6 albums
65
Jean-Michel Jarre
Best album: Oxygène (1976), 84.09 %
9 albums
66
Prince (†2016)
Best album: Purple Rain (1984), 90.06 %
12 albums
67
Stevie Wonder
Best album: Songs in the Key of Life (1976), 79.09 %
9 albums
68
Guns n' Roses
Best album: Appetite for Destruction (1987), 87.86 %
5 albums
69
Adiemus
Best album: Songs of Sanctuary (1995), 86.91 %
5 albums
70
Cat Stevens
Best album: Tea for the Tillerman (1970), 91.73 %
6 albums
71
Lars Winnerbäck
Best album: Vatten under broarna (2004), 85.08 %
10 albums
72
Di Leva
Best album: Naked Number One (1993), 81.86 %
15 albums
73
System of a Down
Best album: Mezmerize (2005), 80.68 %
5 albums
74
Helloween
Best album: Keeper of the Seven Keys, part 1 (1987), 88.02 %
15 albums
75
5 albums
76
Ultravox
Best album: Vienna (1980), 83.04 %
8 albums
77
The Who
Best album: Who's Next (1971), 79.12 %
11 albums
78
Marie Fredriksson
Best album: Den ständiga resan (1992), 83.47 %
5 albums
79
Joan Baez
Best album: Any Day Now (1968), 76.87 %
13 albums
80
Katie Melua
Best album: Call Off the Search (2003), 78.30 %
6 albums
81
Dimmu Borgir
Best album: Death Cult Armageddon (2003), 75.37 %
8 albums
82
The Byrds
Best album: Mr. Tambourine Man (1965), 82.30 %
4 albums
83
John Lennon (†1980)
Best album: Imagine (1971), 81.37 %
7 albums
84
Madonna
Best album: Like a Virgin (1984), 77.58 %
13 albums
85
Grateful Dead
Best album: American Beauty (1970), 81.91 %
9 albums
88
Trance Dance
Best album: Dancing in the Shadows (1988), 83.99 %
3 albums
89
Kraftwerk
Best album: The Man-Machine (1978), 79.98 %
7 albums
90
John Coltrane (†1967)
Best album: My Favorite Things (1961), 77.95 %
8 albums
91
Hedningarna
Best album: Trä (1994), 85.94 %
5 albums
92
Yngwie Malmsteen
Best album: Rising Force (1984), 77.72 %
16 albums
93
Megadeth
Best album: Rust in Peace (1990), 84.14 %
15 albums
94
Confessor
Best album: Condemned (1991), 87.84 %
2 albums
95
Jewel
Best album: Pieces of You (1995), 80.97 %
9 albums
96
Alizée
Best album: Gourmandises (2000), 86.88 %
6 albums
97
Mark Knopfler
Best album: Sailing to Philadelphia (2000), 80.95 %
6 albums
98
Nirvana
Best album: Nevermind (1991), 82.72 %
3 albums
99
Deep Purple
Best album: Deep Purple in Rock (1970), 78.01 %
12 albums
100
Bee Gees
Best album: Spirits Having Flown (1979), 76.81 %
17 albums
101
Bj√∂rn Afzelius (†1999)
Best album: Exil (1984), 73.29 %
11 albums
102
Tears for Fears
Best album: Songs from the Big Chair (1985), 79.22 %
3 albums
103
Anathema
Best album: Judgement (1999), 81.73 %
10 albums
104
Gary Moore (†2011)
Best album: Wild Frontier (1987), 78.40 %
9 albums
105
Jon Anderson
Best album: Olias of Sunhillow (1976), 83.42 %
13 albums
106
Dire Straits
Best album: Brothers in Arms (1985), 87.63 %
6 albums
107
Testament
Best album: The Formation of Damnation (2008), 74.38 %
11 albums
108
Sade
Best album: Diamond Life (1984), 75.07 %
6 albums
109
Värttinä
Best album: Ilmatar (2000), 77.34 %
4 albums
110
Alice Cooper
Best album: Welcome to My Nightmare (1975), 74.06 %
24 albums
111
Lisa Ekdahl
Best album: Med kroppen mot jorden (1996), 78.96 %
3 albums
112
George Harrison (†2001)
Best album: Brainwashed (2002), 75.42 %
10 albums
113
Enigma
Best album: MCMXC a.D. (1990), 85.78 %
2 albums
114
Procol Harum
Best album: Shine On Brightly (1968), 76.77 %
9 albums
115
Satyricon
Best album: Nemesis Divina (1996), 74.53 %
8 albums
116
Secret Garden
Best album: Songs from a Secret Garden (1996), 82.72 %
2 albums
117
Mikael Wiehe
Best album: Basin Street Blues (1988), 74.27 %
17 albums
118
Carole King
Best album: Tapestry (1971), 90.62 %
6 albums
119
Lykke Li
Best album: Wounded Rhymes (2011), 78.08 %
3 albums
120
Emilie Autumn
Best album: Opheliac (2006), 77.47 %
3 albums
121
Nick Drake (†1974)
Best album: Bryter Layter (1970), 76.79 %
3 albums
123
Sinéad O'Connor
Best album: Faith and Courage (2000), 76.10 %
4 albums
124
Florence + the Machine
Best album: Ceremonials (2011), 86.90 %
3 albums
125
Electric Light Orchestra
Best album: Eldorado (1974), 78.48 %
8 albums
126
Paradise Lost
Best album: One Second (1997), 76.52 %
14 albums
127
Kris Kristofferson
Best album: Kris Kristofferson (1970), 85.35 %
4 albums
128
T. Rex
Best album: Electric Warrior (1971), 79.71 %
12 albums
129
Elton John
Best album: Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (1973), 76.50 %
22 albums
130
Pet Shop Boys
Best album: Please (1986), 75.61 %
4 albums
131
3 albums
132
Gyllene Tider
Best album: Moderna tider (1981), 75.25 %
5 albums
133
Thin Lizzy
Best album: Fighting (1975), 70.15 %
12 albums
134
Blondie
Best album: Plastic Letters (1978), 73.02 %
6 albums
135
The Prodigy
Best album: The Fat of the Land (1997), 80.89 %
6 albums
136
Niklas Strömstedt
Best album: Om! (1990), 83.08 %
2 albums
137
Led Zeppelin
Best album: Led Zeppelin IV (1971), 77.71 %
8 albums
138
The Doors
Best album: The Doors (1967), 72.56 %
6 albums
139
Morbid Angel
Best album: Blessed Are the Sick (1991), 80.87 %
4 albums
140
7 albums
141
Death
Best album: Human (1991), 74.51 %
7 albums
142
Van der Graaf Generator
Best album: Godbluff (1975), 72.28 %
8 albums
143
Robyn
Best album: Body Talk, pt 1 (2010), 77.05 %
4 albums
144
Anders Hagberg
Best album: Stenristarna (2005), 82.16 %
2 albums
145
Roxy Music
Best album: Stranded (1973), 68.87 %
8 albums
146
Scorpions
Best album: Lovedrive (1979), 70.38 %
11 albums
147
The Band
Best album: Music from Big Pink (1968), 77.14 %
2 albums
148
Eagles
Best album: Desperado (1973), 78.09 %
6 albums
149
Lou Reed (†2013)
Best album: Transformer (1972), 82.79 %
3 albums
150
First Aid Kit
Best album: The Lion's Roar (2012), 78.03 %
3 albums
151
John Denver (†1997)
Best album: Back Home Again (1974), 69.47 %
10 albums
152
Per Gessle
Best album: Mazarin (2003), 83.24 %
7 albums
153
Sarah McLachlan
Best album: Surfacing (1997), 71.39 %
8 albums
154
Barbro H√∂rberg (†1976)
Best album: Gamla älskade barn (1974), 75.58 %
3 albums
155
W.A.S.P.
Best album: The Headless Children (1989), 80.88 %
4 albums
156
Marina and the Diamonds
Best album: The Family Jewels (2010), 79.98 %
3 albums
157
10 albums
158
The Smashing Pumpkins
Best album: Adore (1998), 75.66 %
4 albums
159
The Cars
Best album: Heartbeat City (1984), 82.19 %
6 albums
160
Magnus Uggla
Best album: Den döende dandyn (1986), 74.59 %
9 albums
161
Thompson Twins
Best album: Into the Gap (1984), 83.36 %
7 albums
162
Skid Row
Best album: Slave to the Grind (1991), 79.14 %
3 albums
163
Bon Jovi
Best album: New Jersey (1988), 82.58 %
13 albums
164
Def Leppard
Best album: Hysteria (1987), 78.01 %
5 albums
165
Lady Gaga
Best album: The Fame Monster (2009), 74.13 %
4 albums
166
4 albums
167
Paul Simon
Best album: Graceland (1986), 75.64 %
5 albums
168
Kim Wilde
Best album: Another Step (1986), 77.42 %
7 albums
169
R.E.M.
Best album: Monster (1994), 71.92 %
3 albums
170
Steve Hackett
Best album: Voyage of the Acolyte (1975), 85.24 %
4 albums
171
No Clear Mind
Best album: Mets (2013), 77.14 %
2 albums
172
Lost in Kiev
Best album: Nuit Noire (2016), 74.84 %
2 albums
173
Merit Hemmingson
Best album: Trollskog (1972), 75.14 %
2 albums
174
Draconian
Best album: Turning Season Within (2008), 75.84 %
4 albums
175
Lisa Miskovsky
Best album: Fallingwater (2003), 78.99 %
4 albums
176
Supertramp
Best album: Even in the Quietest Moments... (1977), 68.69 %
8 albums
177
Eurythmics
Best album: Revenge (1986), 69.38 %
7 albums
178
Mariah Carey
Best album: Music Box (1993), 76.56 %
5 albums
179
3 albums
180
M.I.A.
Best album: Arular (2005), 70.36 %
4 albums
181
Chris Rea
Best album: The Road to Hell (1989), 75.63 %
4 albums
182
Alphaville
Best album: Forever Young (1984), 84.23 %
3 albums
183
5 albums
184
Mike Oldfield
Best album: Ommadawn (1975), 76.56 %
9 albums
185
Adam and the Ants
Best album: Kings of the Wild Frontier (1980), 71.83 %
2 albums
186
Earth, Wind & Fire
Best album: I Am (1979), 68.29 %
13 albums
187
Sepultura
Best album: Arise (1991), 88.41 %
6 albums
188
Herreys
Best album: Not Funny (1985), 77.31 %
4 albums
189
George Michael
Best album: Faith (1987), 72.45 %
2 albums
190
Anthrax
Best album: Persistence of Time (1990), 70.49 %
6 albums
191
Muse
Best album: Absolution (2003), 66.28 %
6 albums
192
Queen
Best album: Innuendo (1991), 69.02 %
13 albums
193
Amy Macdonald
Best album: This Is the Life (2007), 69.54 %
3 albums
194
Jimi Hendrix (†1970)
Best album: Axis: Bold as Love (1967), 73.38 %
3 albums
195
AC/DC
Best album: Highway to Hell (1979), 70.13 %
15 albums
196
Pat Benatar
Best album: Crimes of Passion (1980), 67.60 %
7 albums
197
The Moody Blues
Best album: Days of Future Passed (1967), 78.55 %
7 albums
198
Alice in Chains
Best album: Dirt (1992), 75.06 %
2 albums
199
Lionel Richie
Best album: Can't Slow Down (1983), 77.61 %
3 albums
200
10cc
Best album: The Original Soundtrack (1975), 74.07 %
4 albums
201
Gjallarhorn
Best album: Sjófn (2000), 74.20 %
2 albums
202
Imperiet
Best album: Synd (1986), 79.26 %
5 albums
203
Jefferson Airplane
Best album: Surrealistic Pillow (1967), 73.34 %
4 albums
204
Elvis Presley (†1977)
Best album: Elvis (1956), 64.25 %
5 albums
205
Alanis Morissette
Best album: Jagged Little Pill (1995), 77.82 %
8 albums
206
Style
Best album: Daylight Robbery (1987), 75.99 %
5 albums
207
Belinda Carlisle
Best album: Heaven on Earth (1987), 73.33 %
3 albums
208
John Norum
Best album: Total Control (1987), 82.32 %
2 albums
209
Billy Idol
Best album: Rebel Yell (1983), 67.36 %
4 albums
211
Van Morrison
Best album: Moondance (1970), 75.36 %
6 albums
212
2 albums
213
Secret Service
Best album: Aux Deux Magots (1987), 67.18 %
6 albums
214
Laura Branigan (†2004)
Best album: Self Control (1984), 71.18 %
4 albums
215
Fleetwood Mac
Best album: Tango in the Night (1987), 66.75 %
5 albums
216
Queensr√Ņche
Best album: Operation: Mindcrime (1988), 78.99 %
2 albums
217
Radiohead
Best album: OK Computer (1997), 74.88 %
8 albums
219
Sahara Hotnights
Best album: C'mon Let's Pretend (1999), 79.02 %
4 albums
220
Bryan Adams
Best album: Reckless (1984), 71.41 %
6 albums
221
Frida
Best album: Shine (1984), 70.30 %
2 albums
222
The Beach Boys
Best album: Pet Sounds (1966), 76.47 %
17 albums
223
Toto
Best album: Toto IV (1982), 67.23 %
7 albums
224
A-ha
Best album: Hunting High and Low (1985), 68.49 %
4 albums
225
Gemini
Best album: Geminism (1987), 76.60 %
2 albums
227
Aerosmith
Best album: Toys in the Attic (1975), 63.40 %
11 albums
228
Judas Priest
Best album: Sin After Sin (1977), 64.17 %
12 albums
229
Van Halen
Best album: Fair Warning (1981), 60.23 %
8 albums
230
Richard Wright (†2008)
Best album: Broken China (1996), 65.47 %
2 albums
231
Orup
Best album: Orup (1988), 69.98 %
2 albums
232
The Human League
Best album: Dare (1981), 71.48 %
5 albums
233
Sheena Easton
Best album: Best Kept Secret (1983), 69.27 %
8 albums
234
Samantha Fox
Best album: Samantha Fox (1987), 76.75 %
3 albums
235
M√∂tley Cr√ľe
Best album: Dr. Feelgood (1989), 62.71 %
5 albums
236
Tina Turner
Best album: Private Dancer (1984), 69.41 %
3 albums
237
Camel
Best album: Mirage (1974), 79.37 %
3 albums
238
Tiffany
Best album: Tiffany (1987), 66.52 %
2 albums
239
3 albums
240
Manowar
Best album: Fighting the World (1987), 77.97 %
11 albums
241
Laura Nyro (†1997)
Best album: More Than a New Discovery (1967), 60.90 %
4 albums
242
Agalloch
Best album: The Mantle (2002), 63.80 %
5 albums
243
8 albums
244
Jon & Vangelis
Best album: The Friends of Mr. Cairo (1981), 65.44 %
3 albums
245
3 albums
246
The Police
Best album: Synchronicity (1983), 63.31 %
5 albums
247
Steve Howe
Best album: Turbulence (1991), 72.53 %
3 albums
248
Twisted Sister
Best album: Stay Hungry (1984), 77.88 %
5 albums
249
Tone Norum
Best album: One of a Kind (1986), 64.56 %
2 albums
250
Jennie Abrahamson
Best album: Gemini Gemini (2014), 65.09 %
4 albums
251
The Corrs
Best album: Forgiven, Not Forgotten (1995), 69.91 %
2 albums
252
Silentium
Best album: Sufferion - Hamartia of Prudence (2003), 61.19 %
5 albums
253
U2
Best album: Achtung Baby (1991), 59.45 %
12 albums
254
Phil Collins
Best album: Face Value (1981), 58.45 %
6 albums
255
David Gilmour
Best album: Rattle That Lock (2015), 61.49 %
4 albums
256
Siobh√°n Donaghy
Best album: Ghosts (2007), 71.89 %
2 albums
257
Sting
Best album: Ten Summoner's Tales (1993), 60.21 %
4 albums
258
Erasure
Best album: The Circus (1987), 56.51 %
4 albums
259
Cher
Best album: Heart of Stone (1989), 58.73 %
2 albums
260
Meja
Best album: Mellow (2004), 54.61 %
5 albums
261
Céline Dion
Best album: These Are Special Times (1998), 59.38 %
6 albums
262
Uno Svenningsson
Best album: Uno (1994), 70.02 %
2 albums
263
Cyndi Lauper
Best album: She's So Unusual (1983), 62.82 %
3 albums
264
Pantera
Best album: Cowboys from Hell (1990), 68.71 %
9 albums
265
Carly Simon
Best album: No Secrets (1972), 73.97 %
10 albums
266
Alison Moyet
Best album: Alf (1984), 53.73 %
2 albums
267
Yazoo
Best album: You and Me Both (1983), 53.36 %
2 albums
268
Bananarama
Best album: Deep Sea Skiving (1983), 55.44 %
4 albums
269
3 albums
270
Debbie Gibson
Best album: Electric Youth (1989), 54.48 %
2 albums
271
Avril Lavigne
Best album: Let Go (2002), 55.36 %
5 albums
272
Starship
Best album: Knee Deep in the Hoopla (1985), 56.10 %
2 albums
273
Rick Astley
Best album: Hold Me in Your Arms (1988), 55.83 %
2 albums
274
Carola
Best album: Runaway (1986), 55.74 %
2 albums
275
Iggy Pop
Best album: The Idiot (1977), 56.42 %
2 albums
276
Kiss
Best album: Destroyer (1976), 66.03 %
14 albums
277
Wham!
Best album: Make It Big (1984), 54.29 %
3 albums
278
The Bangles
Best album: Different Light (1986), 50.82 %
3 albums
279
Kylie Minogue
Best album: Enjoy Yourself (1989), 52.88 %
5 albums
280
Syd Barrett (†2006)
Best album: The Madcap Laughs (1970), 53.33 %
2 albums
281
Coldplay
Best album: X&Y (2005), 53.18 %
6 albums
282
Emerson, Lake & Palmer
Best album: Tarkus (1971), 55.01 %
7 albums
283
Whitney Houston (†2012)
Best album: Whitney Houston (1985), 49.53 %
2 albums
284
Lita Ford
Best album: Lita (1988), 52.59 %
3 albums
285
Poison
Best album: Open Up and Say... Ahh! (1988), 51.50 %
3 albums
286
Asia
Best album: Asia (1982), 47.96 %
2 albums
287
The Rolling Stones
Best album: Steel Wheels (1989), 37.89 %
22 albums
289
Meat Loaf
Best album: Bat out of Hell II: Back into Hell (1993), 47.16 %
2 albums
290
Oasis
Best album: Definitely Maybe (1994), 35.48 %
3 albums
291
Tin Machine
Best album: Tin Machine (1989), 32.90 %
2 albums
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