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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 States81John Coltrane42A Love Supreme (111th)24,403
Canada82Joni Mitchell22Blue (104th)24,292
United States83Fleet Foxes4Fleet Foxes (96th)23,887
United States84Frank Zappa71Hot Rats (272nd)23,878
Jamaica85Bob Marley25Legend (201st)23,874
United States86Bon Iver4For Emma, Forever Ago (100th)23,756
United States87Interpol6Turn On The Bright Lights (94th)23,409
United Kingdom88Depeche Mode22Violator (134th)23,379
United States89Love14Forever Changes (64th)23,115
United States90Rage Against The Machine5Rage Against The Machine (92nd)22,841
United Kingdom91Sex Pistols4Never Mind The Bollocks, Here's The Sex Pistols (61st)22,390
United States92Beastie Boys13Paul's Boutique (143rd)21,997
United States93Vampire Weekend4Vampire Weekend (155th)21,867
United Kingdom94Belle & Sebastian18If You're Feeling Sinister (119th)21,493
United States95Elliott Smith8Either/Or (182nd)21,378
United States96Nine Inch Nails14The Downward Spiral (160th)21,083
United Kingdom97Massive Attack10Mezzanine (146th)20,643
United Kingdom98Elvis Costello26This Year's Model (253rd)20,043
France99Daft Punk8Discovery (144th)19,894
Canada100Leonard Cohen19Songs Of Leonard Cohen (179th)19,685
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