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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 Kingdom181Richard David James20Selected Ambient Works 85-92 (346th)10,100
United Kingdom182The Libertines2Up The Bracket (234th)10,097
United States183Tori Amos19Little Earthquakes (368th)10,077
United States184Jay-Z12The Blueprint (388th)9,998
United States185Death Cab For Cutie10Transatlanticism (347th)9,773
France186Air8Moon Safari (225th)9,685
United Kingdom187The Jesus and Mary Chain8Psychocandy (230th)9,535
United States188Grizzly Bear7Veckatimest (298th)9,455
United States189Swans26The Seer (484th)9,425
United States190Mark Kozelek18Red House Painters (608th)9,380
United States191Tom Petty20Full Moon Fever (568th)9,266
United States192The Decemberists9The Crane Wife (516th)8,981
United States193Billy Joel20The Stranger (308th)8,888
United States194TV On The Radio6Dear Science, (337th)8,757
United Kingdom195The xx2xx (203rd)8,750
United States196Violent Femmes10Violent Femmes (208th)8,666
United Kingdom197XTC15Skylarking (402nd)8,413
United Kingdom198Morrissey15Vauxhall & I (669th)8,399
United States199Faith No More10Angel Dust (345th)8,393
United States200Dinosaur Jr.12You're Living All Over Me (364th)8,311
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