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Top-ranked artists

The top-ranked artists that appear most prominently in over 16,000 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 Kingdom181Boards Of Canada9Music Has The Right To Children (250th)9,885
United States182Tori Amos18Little Earthquakes (368th)9,800
United States183Death Cab For Cutie10Transatlanticism (334th)9,710
United Kingdom184The Jesus and Mary Chain8Psychocandy (231st)9,703
France185Air8Moon Safari (221st)9,441
United States186Grizzly Bear7Veckatimest (302nd)9,271
United Kingdom187Richard David James20Selected Ambient Works 85-92 (379th)9,070
United States188Tom Petty20Full Moon Fever (564th)9,002
United States189Kendrick Lamar5Good Kid, M.A.A.D City (199th)8,979
United States190The Decemberists8The Crane Wife (510th)8,804
United States191Mark Kozelek18Red House Painters (639th)8,762
United States192Swans24The Seer (522nd)8,729
United States193TV On The Radio6Dear Science, (326th)8,688
United States194Billy Joel20The Stranger (309th)8,668
United Kingdom195The xx2xx (204th)8,576
United States196Violent Femmes10Violent Femmes (212th)8,370
United States197Dinosaur Jr.12You're Living All Over Me (350th)8,263
United States198Faith No More10Angel Dust (348th)8,206
United Kingdom199XTC15Skylarking (404th)8,107
United States200Big Star10Third/Sister Lovers (511th)8,093
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