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Top-ranked artists

The top-ranked artists that appear most prominently in over 20,000 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 Cohen23Songs Of Leonard Cohen (183rd)22,036
Australia102Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds20The Boatman's Call (422nd)21,917
Canada103Godspeed You! Black Emperor6Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas To Heaven (146th)21,852
United Kingdom104Gorillaz7Demon Days (136th)21,780
United States105Eminem12The Marshall Mathers LP (172nd)21,409
United Kingdom106Dire Straits13Brothers In Arms (207th)21,382
United States107The Killers7Hot Fuss (130th)21,298
United Kingdom108Iron Maiden25The Number Of The Beast (267th)21,290
United States109Nas12Illmatic (88th)21,266
United States110Charles Mingus28The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady (155th)21,224
United States111Ramones20Ramones (142nd)21,003
United States112Foo Fighters12The Colour And The Shape (228th)20,965
United Kingdom113Elton John43Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (198th)20,839
Canada114The Band16The Band (190th)20,512
United Kingdom115P.J. Harvey10Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea (290th)20,206
United States116Paul Simon19Graceland (123rd)20,162
Germany117Can17Tago Mago (185th)20,045
United States118Steely Dan15Aja (224th)20,035
United Kingdom119Deep Purple38Machine Head (234th)19,821
United States120LCD Soundsystem 5Sound Of Silver (149th)19,702
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