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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 Kingdom181The Libertines2Up The Bracket (236th)9,893
United States182Built To Spill9Perfect From Now On (317th)9,878
United States183Death Cab For Cutie10Transatlanticism (336th)9,758
United Kingdom184The Jesus and Mary Chain8Psychocandy (232nd)9,597
France185Air8Moon Safari (222nd)9,565
United States186Grizzly Bear7Veckatimest (301st)9,292
United States187Kendrick Lamar5Good Kid, M.A.A.D City (191st)9,278
United Kingdom188Richard David James20Selected Ambient Works 85-92 (356th)9,212
United States189Tom Petty20Full Moon Fever (564th)9,041
United States190Swans26The Seer (509th)9,001
United States191The Decemberists9The Crane Wife (510th)8,880
United States192TV On The Radio6Dear Science, (328th)8,784
United States193Mark Kozelek18Down Colorful Hill (657th)8,704
United States194Billy Joel20The Stranger (312th)8,687
United Kingdom195The xx2xx (203rd)8,579
United States196Violent Femmes10Violent Femmes (208th)8,489
United Kingdom197Morrissey15Vauxhall & I (661st)8,315
United States198Big Star10Third/Sister Lovers (512th)8,206
United States199Faith No More10Angel Dust (344th)8,205
United Kingdom200XTC15Skylarking (398th)8,182
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