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Top-ranked artists

The top-ranked artists that appear most prominently in over 17,000 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)19,851
Canada102The Band16The Band (179th)19,710
United States103Ramones19Ramones (130th)19,648
United States104The Killers7Hot Fuss (126th)19,584
United States105Foo Fighters12The Colour And The Shape (219th)19,125
United Kingdom106Talk Talk11Laughing Stock (199th)19,061
United Kingdom107P.J. Harvey10Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea (283rd)18,936
United Kingdom108Iron Maiden23The Number Of The Beast (276th)18,902
United States109Paul Simon19Graceland (115th)18,774
United Kingdom110Gorillaz7Demon Days (141st)18,631
Canada111Godspeed You! Black Emperor5Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas To Heaven (171st)18,477
United States112Charles Mingus21The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady (170th)18,339
United Kingdom113Dire Straits13Brothers In Arms (213th)18,279
United States114Eminem11The Marshall Mathers LP (177th)18,012
United States115Steely Dan15Aja (223rd)17,994
United States116Nas12Illmatic (101st)17,612
United Kingdom117Deep Purple30Machine Head (234th)17,455
United Kingdom118Brian Eno38Another Green World (225th)17,447
Germany119Can16Tago Mago (198th)17,372
United Kingdom120Elton John40Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (195th)17,331
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