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Top-ranked artists

The top-ranked artists that appear most prominently in over 19,000 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 States181MGMT6Oracular Spectacular (222nd)11,082
United States182The Mars Volta7De-loused In The Comatorium (295th)11,077
United Kingdom183The Jesus and Mary Chain9Psychocandy (223rd)11,013
United Kingdom184Electric Light Orchestra26Out Of The Blue (618th)10,974
United Kingdom185Suede11Dog Man Star (329th)10,898
United States186Tori Amos19Little Earthquakes (395th)10,762
United Kingdom187The Libertines2Up The Bracket (248th)10,687
United States188Swans27The Seer (527th)10,569
France189Air9Moon Safari (214th)10,562
United States190Tom Petty20Full Moon Fever (583rd)10,308
United States191Billy Joel20The Stranger (310th)10,282
United Kingdom192XTC15Skylarking (370th)9,972
United States193Big Star113rd (463rd)9,941
United States194Grizzly Bear7Veckatimest (299th)9,836
United States195The Decemberists12The Crane Wife (515th)9,812
United States196Eels17Electro-Shock Blues (453rd)9,663
Mexico197Carlos Santana51Abraxas (461st)9,514
United States198Dinosaur Jr.13You're Living All Over Me (335th)9,493
United States199Violent Femmes10Violent Femmes (208th)9,493
United Kingdom200The Jam14All Mod Cons (490th)9,376
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