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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 States81John Coltrane43A Love Supreme (110th)24,581
Canada82Joni Mitchell22Blue (107th)24,484
United States83Frank Zappa67Hot Rats (275th)24,363
United States84Fleet Foxes4Fleet Foxes (100th)23,999
United States85Bon Iver4For Emma, Forever Ago (99th)23,991
Jamaica86Bob Marley25Legend (208th)23,980
United Kingdom87Depeche Mode22Violator (132nd)23,878
United States88Interpol6Turn On The Bright Lights (94th)23,694
United States89Love14Forever Changes (63rd)23,563
United States90Rage Against The Machine5Rage Against The Machine (92nd)23,017
United States91Vampire Weekend4Vampire Weekend (155th)22,753
United Kingdom92Sex Pistols4Never Mind The Bollocks, Here's The Sex Pistols (62nd)22,247
United States93Beastie Boys13Paul's Boutique (146th)22,144
United Kingdom94Belle & Sebastian18If You're Feeling Sinister (118th)22,139
United States95Elliott Smith8Either/Or (181st)21,677
United States96Nine Inch Nails14The Downward Spiral (162nd)21,242
United Kingdom97Massive Attack10Mezzanine (145th)20,848
France98Daft Punk8Discovery (142nd)20,588
United Kingdom99Elvis Costello26This Year's Model (259th)20,240
Canada100Leonard Cohen19Songs Of Leonard Cohen (175th)20,072
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