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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)
Jamaica81Bob Marley26Legend (199th)23,555
United States82John Coltrane42A Love Supreme (112th)23,355
United States83Fleet Foxes4Fleet Foxes (99th)23,314
United States84Bon Iver4For Emma, Forever Ago (101st)23,046
United States85Frank Zappa71Hot Rats (279th)22,892
Canada86Joni Mitchell22Blue (106th)22,887
United States87Interpol6Turn On The Bright Lights (96th)22,640
United States88Rage Against The Machine5Rage Against The Machine (91st)22,621
United States89Love13Forever Changes (63rd)22,532
United Kingdom90Depeche Mode21Violator (136th)22,320
United Kingdom91Sex Pistols4Never Mind The Bollocks, Here's The Sex Pistols (62nd)21,826
United States92Beastie Boys13Paul's Boutique (144th)21,478
United States93Vampire Weekend3Vampire Weekend (151st)21,202
United States94Elliott Smith8Either/Or (176th)20,689
United Kingdom95Belle & Sebastian13If You're Feeling Sinister (119th)20,587
United States96Nine Inch Nails14The Downward Spiral (164th)20,544
United Kingdom97Massive Attack10Mezzanine (145th)19,983
United Kingdom98Elvis Costello26This Year's Model (258th)19,622
France99Daft Punk8Discovery (146th)19,235
United States100Ramones19Ramones (128th)19,047
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