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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 Kingdom181Boards Of Canada9Music Has The Right To Children (248th)10,393
United States182Tori Amos19Little Earthquakes (374th)10,393
United Kingdom183Electric Light Orchestra26Out Of The Blue (606th)10,292
United States184Swans26The Seer (455th)10,210
United Kingdom185The Libertines2Up The Bracket (244th)10,149
United States186Mark Kozelek19Red House Painters (605th)9,916
United States187Death Cab For Cutie10Transatlanticism (359th)9,914
United Kingdom188The Jesus and Mary Chain8Psychocandy (237th)9,852
United States189Tom Petty20Full Moon Fever (563rd)9,683
United States190Grizzly Bear7Veckatimest (299th)9,629
France191Air8Moon Safari (234th)9,370
United States192The Decemberists9The Crane Wife (517th)9,314
United States193Billy Joel20The Stranger (313th)9,114
United Kingdom194The xx2xx (207th)9,002
United States195Violent Femmes10Violent Femmes (211th)8,997
United States196TV On The Radio7Dear Science, (336th)8,913
United States197Eels16Electro-Shock Blues (492nd)8,588
United States198Big Star10#1 Record (514th)8,560
United States199Deerhunter7Halcyon Digest (363rd)8,525
United Kingdom200XTC15Skylarking (410th)8,496
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