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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)
United Kingdom101Elvis Costello26This Year's Model (257th)20,578
United States102The Killers7Hot Fuss (128th)20,085
United Kingdom103Talk Talk11Laughing Stock (200th)20,046
United States104Ramones19Ramones (136th)19,693
Canada105Godspeed You! Black Emperor5Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas To Heaven (160th)19,686
Canada106The Band16The Band (184th)19,615
United Kingdom107Iron Maiden23The Number Of The Beast (277th)19,328
United States108Foo Fighters12The Colour And The Shape (221st)19,302
United States109Charles Mingus22The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady (166th)19,197
United States110Steely Dan15Aja (217th)19,047
United Kingdom111Dire Straits13Brothers In Arms (211th)18,918
United States112Paul Simon19Graceland (119th)18,914
United Kingdom113P.J. Harvey10Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea (291st)18,906
United Kingdom114Gorillaz7Demon Days (141st)18,897
United States115Eminem12The Marshall Mathers LP (179th)18,826
United States116Nas12Illmatic (98th)18,321
United Kingdom117Brian Eno38Another Green World (225th)18,199
Germany118Can16Tago Mago (192nd)18,113
United Kingdom119Deep Purple36Machine Head (232nd)18,110
United Kingdom120Elton John40Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (198th)18,085
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