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Top-ranked artists

The top-ranked artists that appear most prominently in over 17,000 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)
Australia101Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds19The Boatman's Call (420th)20,128
United States102The Killers7Hot Fuss (126th)19,895
Canada103The Band16The Band (179th)19,744
United States104Ramones19Ramones (134th)19,638
United Kingdom105Talk Talk11Laughing Stock (199th)19,391
United Kingdom106Iron Maiden23The Number Of The Beast (275th)19,029
United States107Paul Simon19Graceland (117th)18,763
United States108Foo Fighters12The Colour And The Shape (219th)18,762
United States109Charles Mingus21The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady (170th)18,730
Canada110Godspeed You! Black Emperor5Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas To Heaven (171st)18,615
United Kingdom111Gorillaz7Demon Days (139th)18,585
United Kingdom112P.J. Harvey10Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea (287th)18,562
United Kingdom113Dire Straits13Brothers In Arms (212th)18,483
United States114Eminem12The Marshall Mathers LP (177th)18,211
United States115Steely Dan15Aja (221st)18,127
United Kingdom116Deep Purple34Machine Head (231st)17,892
Germany117Can16Tago Mago (197th)17,889
United States118Nas12Illmatic (101st)17,883
United Kingdom119Brian Eno38Another Green World (227th)17,671
United Kingdom120Elton John40Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (192nd)17,606
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