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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)
Australia101Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds19The Boatman's Call (426th)19,680
Canada102The Band16The Band (181st)19,398
United States103Ramones19Ramones (133rd)19,351
United States104The Killers7Hot Fuss (127th)19,282
United States105Foo Fighters12The Colour And The Shape (218th)18,913
United Kingdom106Iron Maiden23The Number Of The Beast (274th)18,896
United Kingdom107P.J. Harvey10Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea (279th)18,879
United Kingdom108Talk Talk11Laughing Stock (206th)18,579
United States109Paul Simon19Graceland (115th)18,556
United Kingdom110Gorillaz7Demon Days (140th)18,336
United Kingdom111Dire Straits13Brothers In Arms (213th)18,068
United States112Steely Dan15Aja (221st)18,060
Canada113Godspeed You! Black Emperor5Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas To Heaven (171st)17,964
United States114Eminem11The Marshall Mathers LP (176th)17,903
United States115Charles Mingus21The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady (170th)17,638
United States116Nas12Illmatic (101st)17,525
United Kingdom117Brian Eno38Another Green World (220th)17,380
United Kingdom118Elton John40Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (191st)17,330
United Kingdom119Manic Street Preachers15The Holy Bible (261st)17,134
United Kingdom120Deep Purple30Machine Head (240th)17,048
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