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Top-ranked artists

The top-ranked artists that appear most prominently in over 23,000 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 States81Lou Reed32Transformer (110th)30,675
United States82Bon Iver5For Emma, Forever Ago (96th)29,737
United Kingdom83John Lennon26John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band (116th)29,550
United States84Tool7├ćnima (169th)29,448
Jamaica85Bob Marley28Legend (221st)29,304
United States86Interpol6Turn On The Bright Lights (88th)29,124
United Kingdom87Depeche Mode23Violator (131st)28,613
United States88Love14Forever Changes (64th)28,516
United States89Fleet Foxes4Fleet Foxes (102nd)28,061
United States90Vampire Weekend4Vampire Weekend (172nd)27,541
United States91Elliott Smith9Either/Or (167th)27,441
United Kingdom92Belle And Sebastian15If You're Feeling Sinister (114th)27,279
United States93Rage Against The Machine5Rage Against The Machine (94th)27,225
United Kingdom94Massive Attack10Mezzanine (141st)26,080
United States95Nine Inch Nails15The Downward Spiral (155th)25,544
United Kingdom96Sex Pistols7Never Mind The Bollocks, Here's The Sex Pistols (72nd)25,415
United States97The Stooges9Fun House (182nd)25,301
United Kingdom98Elvis Costello30This Year's Model (254th)25,240
France99Daft Punk9Discovery (148th)25,093
United States100Beastie Boys14Paul's Boutique (165th)25,003
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