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Top-ranked artists

The top-ranked artists that appear most prominently in over 15,000 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 States101The Killers7Hot Fuss (128th)18,565
Canada102The Band16The Band (177th)18,545
France103Daft Punk8Discovery (147th)18,503
United States104Ramones19Ramones (131st)18,480
Canada105Leonard Cohen17Songs Of Leonard Cohen (178th)18,410
Australia106Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds19The Boatman's Call (438th)17,807
United States107Paul Simon19Graceland (117th)17,713
United Kingdom108P.J. Harvey10Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea (286th)17,667
United Kingdom109Talk Talk11Laughing Stock (199th)17,577
United States110Eminem11The Marshall Mathers LP (172nd)17,334
United Kingdom111Dire Straits12Brothers In Arms (210th)17,312
United Kingdom112Gorillaz7Demon Days (144th)17,280
United States113Steely Dan15Aja (218th)17,246
United States114Charles Mingus20The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady (158th)17,085
United Kingdom115Elton John39Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (188th)17,038
United States116Nas11Illmatic (99th)16,982
United Kingdom117Brian Eno38Another Green World (225th)16,555
United Kingdom118Deep Purple29Machine Head (236th)16,471
Canada119Godspeed You! Black Emperor6Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas To Heaven (181st)16,131
United Kingdom120Manic Street Preachers15The Holy Bible (269th)15,982
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