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Top-ranked artists

The top-ranked artists that appear most prominently in over 17,000 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 States181Tori Amos19Little Earthquakes (374th)10,385
United States182Kendrick Lamar5Good Kid, M.A.A.D City (178th)10,384
United Kingdom183Electric Light Orchestra26Out Of The Blue (606th)10,292
United Kingdom184The Libertines2Up The Bracket (245th)10,105
United States185Swans26The Seer (463rd)10,095
United States186Mark Kozelek19Red House Painters (604th)9,908
United Kingdom187The Jesus and Mary Chain8Psychocandy (234th)9,885
United States188Death Cab For Cutie10Transatlanticism (357th)9,739
United States189Grizzly Bear7Veckatimest (299th)9,632
United States190Tom Petty20Full Moon Fever (563rd)9,610
France191Air8Moon Safari (235th)9,368
United States192The Decemberists9The Crane Wife (516th)9,295
United States193Billy Joel20The Stranger (314th)9,084
United States194Violent Femmes10Violent Femmes (210th)8,946
United States195TV On The Radio7Dear Science, (336th)8,903
United Kingdom196The xx2xx (211th)8,732
United States197Big Star10#1 Record (512th)8,563
United States198Eels16Electro-Shock Blues (491st)8,555
United States199Dinosaur Jr.13You're Living All Over Me (364th)8,490
United States200Faith No More10Angel Dust (341st)8,490
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