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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)
France101Daft Punk8Discovery (147th)20,608
Canada102Leonard Cohen20Songs Of Leonard Cohen (188th)20,350
United States103Ramones19Ramones (135th)20,165
United States104The Killers7Hot Fuss (129th)19,911
Canada105Godspeed You! Black Emperor6Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas To Heaven (158th)19,818
United Kingdom106Iron Maiden23The Number Of The Beast (266th)19,709
Canada107The Band16The Band (190th)19,679
United Kingdom108Gorillaz7Demon Days (138th)19,581
United States109Eminem12The Marshall Mathers LP (177th)19,456
United States110Paul Simon19Graceland (117th)19,422
United States111Steely Dan15Aja (219th)19,363
United States112Foo Fighters12The Colour And The Shape (228th)19,280
United Kingdom113Dire Straits13Brothers In Arms (213th)19,268
United States114Nas12Illmatic (95th)19,041
United States115Charles Mingus23The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady (161st)18,865
United Kingdom116P.J. Harvey10Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea (294th)18,850
United Kingdom117Brian Eno38Another Green World (222nd)18,776
United Kingdom118Elton John40Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (194th)18,426
United Kingdom119Deep Purple36Machine Head (236th)18,230
United States120LCD Soundsystem 5Sound Of Silver (145th)18,142
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