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Top-ranked artists

The top-ranked artists that appear most prominently in over 17,000 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 Kingdom121Manic Street Preachers15The Holy Bible (261st)17,242
Germany122Can16Tago Mago (198th)17,184
United States123Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band16Trout Mask Replica (171st)16,703
United Kingdom124Peter Gabriel22So (254th)16,371
United States125The Black Keys9Brothers (248th)16,270
United States126Creedence Clearwater Revival12Cosmo's Factory (266th)16,143
United Kingdom127The Police12Synchronicity (252nd)16,072
United States128Johnny Cash52At Folsom Prison (221st)15,847
United Kingdom129The Zombies8Odessey And Oracle (103rd)15,549
United Kingdom130Paul McCartney36Band On The Run (279th)15,516
United Kingdom131Porcupine Tree30Fear Of A Blank Planet (389th)15,455
United States132The Replacements9Let It Be (193rd)14,946
United Kingdom133Pulp9Different Class (156th)14,884
United Kingdom134Jethro Tull27Aqualung (289th)14,812
United States135Alice In Chains12Dirt (200th)14,621
United States136OutKast7Stankonia (283rd)14,551
United Kingdom137New Order15Power, Corruption And Lies (324th)14,372
United States138The Shins4Chutes Too Narrow (278th)14,368
Australia139Tame Impala4Lonerism (167th)13,840
United States140Soundgarden11Superunknown (185th)13,753
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