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Top-ranked artists

The top-ranked artists that appear most prominently in over 19,000 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)
Canada101Leonard Cohen22Songs Of Leonard Cohen (191st)21,566
France102Daft Punk8Discovery (149th)21,445
United Kingdom103Iron Maiden23The Number Of The Beast (269th)20,779
United Kingdom104Gorillaz7Demon Days (134th)20,755
United States105Nas12Illmatic (89th)20,691
United Kingdom106Dire Straits13Brothers In Arms (212th)20,653
United States107Ramones20Ramones (139th)20,607
United States108The Killers7Hot Fuss (130th)20,573
Canada109Godspeed You! Black Emperor6Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas To Heaven (152nd)20,455
Canada110The Band16The Band (189th)20,219
United States111Paul Simon19Graceland (119th)20,151
United States112Charles Mingus26The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady (156th)20,121
United States113Foo Fighters12The Colour And The Shape (231st)20,101
United States114Eminem12The Marshall Mathers LP (178th)20,074
United Kingdom115P.J. Harvey10Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea (289th)19,910
United States116Steely Dan15Aja (227th)19,905
United States117LCD Soundsystem 5Sound Of Silver (148th)19,256
United Kingdom118Deep Purple37Machine Head (237th)18,982
United Kingdom119Elton John40Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (196th)18,924
Germany120Can16Tago Mago (187th)18,903
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