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Top-ranked artists

The top-ranked artists that appear most prominently in over 18,000 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)
France101Daft Punk8Discovery (143rd)20,748
United Kingdom102Elvis Costello27This Year's Model (260th)20,683
United States103Ramones19Ramones (130th)20,310
Canada104Godspeed You! Black Emperor5Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas To Heaven (161st)20,242
United States105The Killers7Hot Fuss (127th)20,194
United Kingdom106Iron Maiden23The Number Of The Beast (268th)20,149
Canada107The Band16The Band (187th)19,769
United States108Charles Mingus22The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady (159th)19,690
United States109Foo Fighters12The Colour And The Shape (229th)19,248
United States110Steely Dan15Aja (219th)19,238
United Kingdom111Gorillaz7Demon Days (139th)19,174
United States112Paul Simon19Graceland (118th)19,171
United Kingdom113Dire Straits13Brothers In Arms (215th)19,088
United States114Eminem12The Marshall Mathers LP (179th)18,970
United Kingdom115P.J. Harvey10Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea (293rd)18,857
United States116Nas12Illmatic (97th)18,739
Germany117Can16Tago Mago (191st)18,442
United Kingdom118Brian Eno38Another Green World (227th)18,411
United Kingdom119Elton John40Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (199th)18,247
United Kingdom120Deep Purple36Machine Head (235th)18,244
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