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Top-ranked artists

The top-ranked artists that appear most prominently in over 14,000 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 Kingdom101Iron Maiden23The Number Of The Beast (261st)17,834
Canada102Leonard Cohen17Songs Of Leonard Cohen (171st)17,680
United States103Ramones19Ramones (134th)17,438
France104Daft Punk8Discovery (151st)17,260
United Kingdom105P.J. Harvey10Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea (281st)17,151
United States106Foo Fighters11The Colour And The Shape (212th)17,099
Australia107Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds18The Boatman's Call (450th)16,971
United States108Paul Simon19Graceland (117th)16,847
United States109Eminem11The Marshall Mathers LP (166th)16,544
United Kingdom110Dire Straits12Brothers In Arms (214th)16,297
United Kingdom111Gorillaz7Demon Days (152nd)16,128
United States112Steely Dan14Aja (220th)16,105
United Kingdom113Talk Talk11Laughing Stock (216th)16,009
Canada114Godspeed You! Black Emperor6Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas To Heaven (174th)15,981
United Kingdom115Elton John39Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (188th)15,934
United Kingdom116Deep Purple28Machine Head (229th)15,820
United Kingdom117Manic Street Preachers14The Holy Bible (268th)15,762
United States118Nas11Illmatic (104th)15,658
United Kingdom119Brian Eno31Another Green World (223rd)15,444
United States120Charles Mingus19The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady (169th)15,122
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