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Top-ranked artists

The top-ranked artists that appear most prominently in over 18,000 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 States181Jay-Z14The Blueprint (394th)10,943
United States182Tori Amos19Little Earthquakes (379th)10,664
United Kingdom183The Jesus and Mary Chain9Psychocandy (223rd)10,657
United Kingdom184Electric Light Orchestra26Out Of The Blue (611th)10,587
United States185Death Cab For Cutie10Transatlanticism (347th)10,573
United Kingdom186Suede11Dog Man Star (330th)10,549
United Kingdom187The Libertines2Up The Bracket (243rd)10,520
United States188Swans26The Seer (456th)10,340
United States189Mark Kozelek19Red House Painters (Rollercoaster) (604th)10,218
United States190Tom Petty20Full Moon Fever (573rd)10,137
United States191Billy Joel20The Stranger (301st)9,900
France192Air9Moon Safari (231st)9,894
United States193The Decemberists11The Crane Wife (506th)9,756
United States194Grizzly Bear7Veckatimest (304th)9,533
United States195Eels16Electro-Shock Blues (452nd)9,373
United Kingdom196XTC15Skylarking (399th)9,242
United States197Deerhunter8Halcyon Digest (337th)9,155
United States198Big Star10#1 Record (492nd)9,134
United States199TV On The Radio7Dear Science, (342nd)9,130
United States200Dinosaur Jr.13You're Living All Over Me (340th)9,106
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