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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 Kingdom181Boards Of Canada9Music Has The Right To Children (251st)10,161
United Kingdom182The Libertines2Up The Bracket (239th)10,086
United States183Jay-Z12The Blueprint (395th)10,008
United States184Kendrick Lamar5Good Kid, M.A.A.D City (181st)9,960
United States185Swans26The Seer (470th)9,860
United States186Death Cab For Cutie10Transatlanticism (350th)9,688
United Kingdom187The Jesus and Mary Chain8Psychocandy (233rd)9,668
United States188Mark Kozelek18Down Colorful Hill (603rd)9,633
France189Air8Moon Safari (232nd)9,547
United States190Grizzly Bear7Veckatimest (300th)9,479
United States191Tom Petty20Full Moon Fever (577th)9,330
United States192The Decemberists9The Crane Wife (517th)9,093
United States193Billy Joel20The Stranger (310th)8,992
United States194TV On The Radio6Dear Science, (334th)8,724
United Kingdom195The xx2xx (206th)8,711
United States196Violent Femmes10Violent Femmes (209th)8,694
United Kingdom197Morrissey15Vauxhall & I (675th)8,468
United Kingdom198XTC15Skylarking (398th)8,440
United States199Faith No More10Angel Dust (344th)8,403
United States200Dinosaur Jr.13You're Living All Over Me (362nd)8,373
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