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Top-ranked artists

The top-ranked artists that appear most prominently in over 24,000 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 Purple49Machine Head (236th)22,602
United States122Foo Fighters13The Colour And The Shape (241st)22,227
United Kingdom123Elton John44Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (205th)21,999
Canada124The Band17The Band (204th)21,984
United Kingdom125Peter Gabriel23So (262nd)21,234
United States126Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band18Trout Mask Replica (171st)20,589
United Kingdom127Paul McCartney40Band On The Run (288th)20,310
United States128Creedence Clearwater Revival12Cosmo's Factory (247th)20,255
United States129Joanna Newsom7Ys (183rd)19,934
United States130Johnny Cash98At Folsom Prison (235th)19,866
Germany131Kraftwerk14Trans-Europe Express (266th)19,656
United Kingdom132The Police12Synchronicity (251st)19,511
United Kingdom133The Zombies13Odessey And Oracle (106th)19,487
United States134The Black Keys9Brothers (283rd)19,400
United Kingdom135New Order19Power, Corruption And Lies (309th)19,391
United Kingdom136Porcupine Tree30Fear Of A Blank Planet (416th)19,009
United Kingdom137Manic Street Preachers15The Holy Bible (285th)18,827
United States138Alice In Chains12Dirt (189th)18,662
United States139OutKast7Aquemini (330th)18,478
United Kingdom140Pulp10Different Class (160th)18,371
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