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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 States181The Mars Volta7De-loused In The Comatorium (291st)11,252
United States182Jay-Z14The Blueprint (387th)11,237
United Kingdom183Electric Light Orchestra26Out Of The Blue (593rd)11,199
United Kingdom184The Jesus and Mary Chain9Psychocandy (226th)11,126
United States185Death Cab For Cutie11Transatlanticism (343rd)11,106
United Kingdom186Suede11Dog Man Star (325th)11,067
France187Air9Moon Safari (209th)10,817
United States188Tori Amos19Little Earthquakes (401st)10,735
United Kingdom189The Libertines2Up The Bracket (248th)10,718
United States190Tom Petty20Full Moon Fever (576th)10,419
United States191Billy Joel20The Stranger (311th)10,372
United States192Swans27The Seer (528th)10,359
United Kingdom193XTC15Skylarking (366th)10,346
United States194Grizzly Bear7Veckatimest (297th)10,023
United States195The Decemberists13The Crane Wife (518th)9,921
United States196Big Star113rd (472nd)9,837
United States197Eels17Electro-Shock Blues (449th)9,831
United States198Dinosaur Jr.13You're Living All Over Me (323rd)9,723
United States199Violent Femmes10Violent Femmes (211th)9,624
Mexico200Carlos Santana51Abraxas (466th)9,521
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