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Top-ranked artists

The top-ranked artists that appear most prominently in over 18,000 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 Kingdom81John Lennon20John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band (112th)25,430
United States82Frank Zappa68Hot Rats (269th)25,415
United States83John Coltrane44A Love Supreme (109th)25,302
United Kingdom84Depeche Mode22Violator (133rd)24,764
Jamaica85Bob Marley26Legend (213th)24,717
United States86Love14Forever Changes (63rd)24,164
United States87Interpol6Turn On The Bright Lights (94th)24,058
United States88Bon Iver4For Emma, Forever Ago (100th)23,639
United States89Rage Against The Machine5Rage Against The Machine (92nd)23,395
United Kingdom90Belle & Sebastian15If You're Feeling Sinister (117th)22,994
United States91Fleet Foxes4Fleet Foxes (99th)22,806
United States92Vampire Weekend4Vampire Weekend (158th)22,669
United Kingdom93Sex Pistols5Never Mind The Bollocks, Here's The Sex Pistols (64th)22,651
United States94Beastie Boys13Paul's Boutique (149th)22,391
United States95Elliott Smith8Either/Or (180th)22,378
United States96Nine Inch Nails14The Downward Spiral (160th)21,806
United Kingdom97Massive Attack10Mezzanine (144th)21,521
Australia98Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds19The Boatman's Call (423rd)20,756
France99Daft Punk8Discovery (141st)20,550
United Kingdom100Elvis Costello26This Year's Model (257th)20,525
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