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Top-ranked artists

The top-ranked artists that appear most prominently in over 23,000 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 Kingdom121Deep Purple46Machine Head (237th)21,676
United States122Steely Dan16Aja (226th)21,614
United Kingdom123Jethro Tull32Thick As A Brick (268th)21,447
United Kingdom124Elton John44Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (211th)21,018
United States125Creedence Clearwater Revival12Cosmo's Factory (246th)19,648
United Kingdom126Peter Gabriel23So (269th)19,604
United States127Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band18Trout Mask Replica (173rd)19,469
United Kingdom128Paul McCartney39Band On The Run (286th)19,078
United States129Joanna Newsom7Ys (178th)19,036
United Kingdom130New Order19Power, Corruption And Lies (300th)18,941
United States131Johnny Cash97At Folsom Prison (232nd)18,932
United States132The Black Keys9Brothers (283rd)18,689
United Kingdom133The Police12Synchronicity (256th)18,657
United Kingdom134Manic Street Preachers15The Holy Bible (273rd)18,544
United Kingdom135Porcupine Tree30Fear Of A Blank Planet (413th)18,521
United Kingdom136The Zombies13Odessey And Oracle (107th)18,485
United States137Alice In Chains12Dirt (190th)17,752
Germany138Kraftwerk14Trans-Europe Express (275th)17,718
United Kingdom139Pulp10Different Class (159th)17,694
United States140OutKast7Stankonia (314th)17,560
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