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Top-ranked artists

The top-ranked artists that appear most prominently in over 20,000 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 States81Frank Zappa73Hot Rats (275th)27,715
United Kingdom82John Lennon20John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band (112th)27,640
Jamaica83Bob Marley27Legend (214th)27,511
United States84Tool7Lateralus (174th)27,010
United States85Love14Forever Changes (59th)27,003
United States86Bon Iver5For Emma, Forever Ago (96th)26,971
United States87Interpol6Turn On The Bright Lights (91st)26,746
United Kingdom88Depeche Mode23Violator (139th)26,140
United States89Fleet Foxes4Fleet Foxes (99th)25,781
United Kingdom90Belle & Sebastian15If You're Feeling Sinister (114th)25,576
United States91Vampire Weekend4Vampire Weekend (166th)25,367
United States92Rage Against The Machine5Rage Against The Machine (94th)25,231
United Kingdom93Massive Attack10Mezzanine (137th)25,019
United Kingdom94Sex Pistols7Never Mind The Bollocks, Here's The Sex Pistols (67th)24,306
United States95Beastie Boys14Paul's Boutique (158th)24,091
United States96Elliott Smith8Either/Or (182nd)23,895
United States97Nine Inch Nails14The Downward Spiral (164th)23,121
United Kingdom98Elvis Costello27This Year's Model (257th)22,592
France99Daft Punk9Discovery (154th)22,396
United Kingdom100Talk Talk12Spirit Of Eden (193rd)22,207
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