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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)
United States121The Black Keys9Brothers (239th)15,670
United Kingdom122The Police12Synchronicity (248th)15,491
United States123LCD Soundsystem 5Sound Of Silver (168th)15,388
United States124Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band15Trout Mask Replica (170th)15,381
United States125Johnny Cash49At Folsom Prison (223rd)15,278
United Kingdom126Porcupine Tree30Fear Of A Blank Planet (382nd)14,930
United States127Creedence Clearwater Revival12Cosmo's Factory (269th)14,850
Germany128Can16Tago Mago (214th)14,813
United States129Alice In Chains12Dirt (190th)14,472
United Kingdom130The Zombies8Odessey And Oracle (104th)14,410
United Kingdom131Peter Gabriel22So (265th)14,380
United Kingdom132Paul McCartney35Band On The Run (289th)14,221
United Kingdom133Pulp9Different Class (157th)14,140
United States134The Replacements9Let It Be (203rd)14,125
United States135The Shins4Chutes Too Narrow (282nd)13,861
United Kingdom136Jethro Tull27Aqualung (294th)13,797
United States137OutKast7Stankonia (290th)13,347
United Kingdom138George Harrison18All Things Must Pass (142nd)13,251
United States139Joanna Newsom6Ys (191st)13,241
United States140Soundgarden10Superunknown (179th)13,151
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