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Top-ranked artists

The top-ranked artists that appear most prominently in over 24,000 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 Kingdom101Sex Pistols7Never Mind The Bollocks, Here's The Sex Pistols (74th)25,804
United States102Beastie Boys14Paul's Boutique (166th)25,732
United States103The Stooges9Fun House (192nd)25,508
United States104LCD Soundsystem 6Sound Of Silver (133rd)25,359
United Kingdom105Iron Maiden27The Number Of The Beast (267th)25,152
United Kingdom106Talk Talk13Spirit Of Eden (191st)24,935
United States107Charles Mingus31The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady (154th)24,787
United States108Nas13Illmatic (86th)24,505
United Kingdom109Gorillaz7Demon Days (138th)24,168
United States110The Killers7Hot Fuss (131st)24,050
United States111Eminem12The Marshall Mathers LP (169th)23,980
Canada112Leonard Cohen23Songs Of Leonard Cohen (195th)23,866
United Kingdom113P.J. Harvey11Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea (306th)23,374
United Kingdom114Dire Straits13Brothers In Arms (220th)23,373
United Kingdom115Brian Eno41Another Green World (216th)23,084
United States116Steely Dan16Aja (226th)23,077
United Kingdom117Jethro Tull32Thick As A Brick (254th)23,058
Germany118Can19Tago Mago (172nd)23,025
United States119Paul Simon20Graceland (119th)22,908
United Kingdom120Deep Purple49Machine Head (236th)22,361
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