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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 States181Jay-Z12The Blueprint (380th)10,024
United Kingdom182The Libertines2Up The Bracket (237th)9,915
United States183Death Cab For Cutie10Transatlanticism (344th)9,779
United Kingdom184Richard David James20Selected Ambient Works 85-92 (345th)9,746
United Kingdom185The Jesus and Mary Chain8Psychocandy (230th)9,611
France186Air8Moon Safari (223rd)9,547
United States187Kendrick Lamar5Good Kid, M.A.A.D City (189th)9,451
United States188Grizzly Bear7Veckatimest (295th)9,401
United States189Mark Kozelek18Red House Painters (611th)9,285
United States190Swans26The Seer (504th)9,210
United States191Tom Petty20Full Moon Fever (566th)9,061
United States192The Decemberists9The Crane Wife (514th)8,880
United Kingdom193The xx2xx (200th)8,806
United States194Billy Joel20The Stranger (311th)8,788
United States195TV On The Radio6Dear Science, (332nd)8,787
United States196Violent Femmes10Violent Femmes (204th)8,683
United Kingdom197Morrissey15Vauxhall & I (671st)8,376
United States198Dinosaur Jr.12You're Living All Over Me (355th)8,343
United States199Big Star10Third/Sister Lovers (509th)8,310
United States200Faith No More10Angel Dust (347th)8,215
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