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Top-ranked artists

The top-ranked artists that appear most prominently in over 24,000 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 (111th)31,359
United States82Bon Iver6For Emma, Forever Ago (91st)31,203
Jamaica83Bob Marley28Legend (218th)30,483
United States84Tool7├ćnima (170th)30,102
United Kingdom85John Lennon26John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band (116th)29,945
United States86Interpol6Turn On The Bright Lights (88th)29,903
United Kingdom87Depeche Mode23Violator (133rd)29,265
United States88Fleet Foxes4Fleet Foxes (104th)29,165
United States89Love14Forever Changes (64th)29,139
United States90Vampire Weekend4Vampire Weekend (171st)28,270
United States91Elliott Smith9Either/Or (161st)28,209
United Kingdom92Belle And Sebastian15If You're Feeling Sinister (115th)27,864
United States93Rage Against The Machine5Rage Against The Machine (95th)27,795
United Kingdom94Massive Attack10Mezzanine (144th)26,235
United States95Nine Inch Nails15The Downward Spiral (157th)26,164
United Kingdom96Elvis Costello30This Year's Model (252nd)26,130
Australia97Tame Impala5Lonerism (112th)26,127
United Kingdom98Sex Pistols7Never Mind The Bollocks, Here's The Sex Pistols (72nd)25,909
Canada99Godspeed You! Black Emperor6Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas To Heaven (127th)25,844
France100Daft Punk9Discovery (152nd)25,566
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