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Top-ranked artists

The top-ranked artists that appear most prominently in over 16,000 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 (127th)19,067
United States102Foo Fighters12The Colour And The Shape (210th)19,051
Canada103The Band16The Band (183rd)18,809
Canada104Leonard Cohen18Songs Of Leonard Cohen (182nd)18,802
Australia105Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds19The Boatman's Call (424th)18,762
United Kingdom106Iron Maiden23The Number Of The Beast (274th)18,511
United Kingdom107P.J. Harvey10Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea (281st)18,450
United States108Paul Simon19Graceland (116th)18,265
United Kingdom109Talk Talk11Laughing Stock (199th)18,156
United Kingdom110Gorillaz7Demon Days (139th)18,005
United Kingdom111Dire Straits12Brothers In Arms (209th)17,908
United States112Steely Dan15Aja (220th)17,851
United States113Eminem11The Marshall Mathers LP (175th)17,658
United Kingdom114Elton John40Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (188th)17,460
Canada115Godspeed You! Black Emperor5Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas To Heaven (173rd)17,440
United States116Nas11Illmatic (101st)17,282
United States117Charles Mingus21The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady (168th)17,263
United Kingdom118Deep Purple29Machine Head (239th)16,863
United Kingdom119Brian Eno38Another Green World (227th)16,845
United Kingdom120Manic Street Preachers15The Holy Bible (270th)16,459
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