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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)
United States81John Coltrane42A Love Supreme (111th)24,265
Canada82Joni Mitchell22Blue (106th)24,212
Jamaica83Bob Marley25Legend (201st)23,896
United States84Frank Zappa71Hot Rats (273rd)23,866
United States85Fleet Foxes4Fleet Foxes (98th)23,861
United States86Bon Iver4For Emma, Forever Ago (99th)23,765
United States87Interpol6Turn On The Bright Lights (93rd)23,406
United Kingdom88Depeche Mode22Violator (134th)23,365
United States89Love15Forever Changes (64th)23,157
United States90Rage Against The Machine5Rage Against The Machine (92nd)22,717
United Kingdom91Sex Pistols4Never Mind The Bollocks, Here's The Sex Pistols (61st)22,395
United States92Beastie Boys13Paul's Boutique (143rd)21,950
United States93Vampire Weekend4Vampire Weekend (155th)21,856
United Kingdom94Belle & Sebastian18If You're Feeling Sinister (120th)21,462
United States95Elliott Smith8Either/Or (183rd)21,356
United States96Nine Inch Nails14The Downward Spiral (160th)21,086
United Kingdom97Massive Attack10Mezzanine (144th)20,633
United Kingdom98Elvis Costello26This Year's Model (254th)20,026
France99Daft Punk8Discovery (144th)19,887
Canada100Leonard Cohen20Songs Of Leonard Cohen (179th)19,692
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