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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 (111th)31,136
United States82Bon Iver5For Emma, Forever Ago (91st)30,810
United Kingdom83John Lennon26John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band (115th)30,166
Jamaica84Bob Marley28Legend (218th)30,122
United States85Tool7├ćnima (168th)29,883
United States86Interpol6Turn On The Bright Lights (88th)29,591
United Kingdom87Depeche Mode23Violator (132nd)29,136
United States88Love14Forever Changes (64th)28,939
United States89Fleet Foxes4Fleet Foxes (104th)28,807
United States90Elliott Smith9Either/Or (162nd)28,189
United States91Vampire Weekend4Vampire Weekend (173rd)28,010
United Kingdom92Belle And Sebastian15If You're Feeling Sinister (116th)27,762
United States93Rage Against The Machine5Rage Against The Machine (96th)27,603
United Kingdom94Massive Attack10Mezzanine (144th)26,000
United States95Nine Inch Nails15The Downward Spiral (157th)25,906
United Kingdom96Elvis Costello30This Year's Model (256th)25,771
Australia97Tame Impala5Lonerism (112th)25,587
United Kingdom98Sex Pistols7Never Mind The Bollocks, Here's The Sex Pistols (73rd)25,547
Canada99Godspeed You! Black Emperor6Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas To Heaven (129th)25,489
United States100Beastie Boys14Paul's Boutique (167th)25,264
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