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Top-ranked artists

The top-ranked artists that appear most prominently in over 18,000 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 States81Tool6Lateralus (169th)26,115
United Kingdom82John Lennon20John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band (110th)26,052
United States83Frank Zappa68Hot Rats (278th)25,653
Jamaica84Bob Marley26Legend (214th)25,089
United States85Interpol6Turn On The Bright Lights (92nd)25,016
United States86Bon Iver4For Emma, Forever Ago (97th)24,898
United Kingdom87Depeche Mode22Violator (131st)24,764
United States88Love14Forever Changes (65th)24,495
United Kingdom89Belle & Sebastian15If You're Feeling Sinister (111th)23,983
United States90Rage Against The Machine5Rage Against The Machine (96th)23,621
United States91Fleet Foxes4Fleet Foxes (101st)23,545
United Kingdom92Sex Pistols7Never Mind The Bollocks, Here's The Sex Pistols (63rd)23,189
United Kingdom93Massive Attack10Mezzanine (140th)23,120
United States94Beastie Boys13Paul's Boutique (155th)22,905
United States95Elliott Smith8Either/Or (181st)22,870
United States96Vampire Weekend4Vampire Weekend (161st)22,699
United States97Nine Inch Nails14The Downward Spiral (166th)21,984
United Kingdom98Elvis Costello27This Year's Model (256th)21,194
United Kingdom99Talk Talk11Laughing Stock (194th)21,143
Australia100Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds19The Boatman's Call (434th)21,100
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