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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 States101Foo Fighters12The Colour And The Shape (210th)18,834
United Kingdom102Iron Maiden23The Number Of The Beast (269th)18,699
Canada103Leonard Cohen17Songs Of Leonard Cohen (184th)18,698
United States104The Killers7Hot Fuss (127th)18,673
Canada105The Band16The Band (181st)18,667
Australia106Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds19The Boatman's Call (432nd)18,233
United States107Paul Simon19Graceland (117th)18,004
United Kingdom108P.J. Harvey10Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea (288th)17,876
United Kingdom109Dire Straits12Brothers In Arms (206th)17,828
United States110Steely Dan15Aja (218th)17,817
United Kingdom111Talk Talk11Laughing Stock (203rd)17,569
United States112Eminem11The Marshall Mathers LP (172nd)17,509
United Kingdom113Gorillaz7Demon Days (147th)17,480
United States114Nas11Illmatic (94th)17,427
United Kingdom115Elton John40Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (188th)17,274
Canada116Godspeed You! Black Emperor5Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas To Heaven (174th)17,059
United States117Charles Mingus21The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady (166th)16,907
United Kingdom118Deep Purple29Machine Head (239th)16,791
United Kingdom119Brian Eno38Another Green World (226th)16,770
United Kingdom120Manic Street Preachers15The Holy Bible (271st)16,042
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