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Top-ranked artists

The top-ranked artists that appear most prominently in over 23,000 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)
Canada101Godspeed You! Black Emperor6Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas To Heaven (132nd)24,290
Australia102Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds20The Boatman's Call (427th)24,185
United Kingdom103Talk Talk13Spirit Of Eden (190th)23,875
United Kingdom104Iron Maiden25The Number Of The Beast (260th)23,834
Australia105Tame Impala5Lonerism (113th)23,766
United States106Charles Mingus29The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady (153rd)23,690
Canada107Leonard Cohen23Songs Of Leonard Cohen (183rd)23,417
United States108LCD Soundsystem 5Sound Of Silver (135th)23,184
United States109Nas12Illmatic (89th)22,724
United Kingdom110Gorillaz7Demon Days (143rd)22,647
United States111The Killers7Hot Fuss (131st)22,551
United States112Eminem12The Marshall Mathers LP (175th)22,515
United Kingdom113Dire Straits13Brothers In Arms (220th)22,479
United States114Ramones20Ramones (146th)22,421
United Kingdom115P.J. Harvey11Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea (312th)22,297
United States116Paul Simon19Graceland (120th)22,036
Germany117Can18Tago Mago (177th)21,875
United States118Foo Fighters13The Colour And The Shape (234th)21,722
United Kingdom119Brian Eno42Another Green World (221st)21,647
United States120Steely Dan16Aja (225th)21,553
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