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Top-ranked artists

The top-ranked artists that appear most prominently in over 19,000 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 (110th)26,937
United States82Frank Zappa69Hot Rats (276th)26,627
United States83Tool6Lateralus (171st)26,552
Jamaica84Bob Marley26Legend (215th)26,178
United States85Bon Iver5For Emma, Forever Ago (97th)25,798
United States86Interpol6Turn On The Bright Lights (91st)25,730
United Kingdom87Depeche Mode22Violator (130th)25,556
United States88Love14Forever Changes (62nd)25,290
United Kingdom89Belle & Sebastian15If You're Feeling Sinister (111th)24,752
United States90Fleet Foxes4Fleet Foxes (100th)24,386
United States91Rage Against The Machine5Rage Against The Machine (96th)24,088
United Kingdom92Massive Attack10Mezzanine (134th)23,925
United States93Vampire Weekend4Vampire Weekend (161st)23,736
United States94Beastie Boys14Paul's Boutique (153rd)23,608
United Kingdom95Sex Pistols7Never Mind The Bollocks, Here's The Sex Pistols (64th)23,562
United States96Elliott Smith8Either/Or (179th)22,960
United States97Nine Inch Nails14The Downward Spiral (164th)22,589
United Kingdom98Talk Talk12Laughing Stock (194th)21,875
United Kingdom99Elvis Costello27This Year's Model (257th)21,768
Australia100Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds19The Boatman's Call (432nd)21,554
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