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Top-ranked artists

The top-ranked artists that appear most prominently in over 26,000 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 States101Charles Mingus32The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady (144th)27,201
United States102Beastie Boys14Paul's Boutique (167th)27,135
United States103The Stooges8Fun House (182nd)27,093
United Kingdom104Massive Attack10Mezzanine (151st)27,076
United Kingdom105Talk Talk13Spirit Of Eden (181st)26,886
Canada106Leonard Cohen25Songs Of Leonard Cohen (179th)26,862
United Kingdom107Iron Maiden27The Number Of The Beast (258th)26,782
United Kingdom108Gorillaz7Demon Days (137th)26,212
United Kingdom109Sex Pistols7Never Mind The Bollocks, Here's The Sex Pistols (76th)26,096
United States110Eminem12The Marshall Mathers LP (170th)25,959
United States111Nas13Illmatic (85th)25,909
United Kingdom112Brian Eno42Another Green World (206th)25,580
Germany113Can19Tago Mago (171st)25,183
United Kingdom114P.J. Harvey11Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea (312th)24,837
United States115The Killers8Hot Fuss (135th)24,625
United States116Steely Dan16Aja (214th)24,444
United Kingdom117Jethro Tull32Thick As A Brick (253rd)24,231
United Kingdom118Dire Straits13Brothers In Arms (222nd)24,216
United States119Foo Fighters13The Colour And The Shape (237th)23,862
United States120Paul Simon20Graceland (124th)23,839
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