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Top-ranked artists

The top-ranked artists that appear most prominently in over 15,000 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 (148th)18,658
United States102The Killers7Hot Fuss (128th)18,566
Canada103The Band16The Band (179th)18,531
Canada104Leonard Cohen17Songs Of Leonard Cohen (177th)18,515
United States105Ramones19Ramones (131st)18,274
Australia106Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds19The Boatman's Call (434th)17,971
United Kingdom107Talk Talk11Laughing Stock (197th)17,719
United Kingdom108P.J. Harvey10Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea (286th)17,702
United States109Paul Simon19Graceland (117th)17,675
United Kingdom110Dire Straits12Brothers In Arms (206th)17,555
United Kingdom111Gorillaz7Demon Days (144th)17,482
United States112Eminem11The Marshall Mathers LP (172nd)17,324
United Kingdom113Elton John39Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (187th)17,257
United States114Steely Dan15Aja (218th)17,207
United States115Charles Mingus20The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady (160th)17,111
United States116Nas11Illmatic (99th)17,018
United Kingdom117Brian Eno38Another Green World (224th)16,660
United Kingdom118Deep Purple29Machine Head (237th)16,596
Canada119Godspeed You! Black Emperor6Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas To Heaven (178th)16,314
United Kingdom120Manic Street Preachers15The Holy Bible (268th)15,992
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