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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 States121Ramones20Ramones (158th)22,303
United States122Foo Fighters13The Colour And The Shape (237th)22,203
United Kingdom123Elton John44Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (206th)22,002
Canada124The Band17The Band (202nd)21,845
United Kingdom125Peter Gabriel23So (260th)21,187
United States126Creedence Clearwater Revival12Cosmo's Factory (246th)20,203
United States127Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band18Trout Mask Replica (174th)20,157
United Kingdom128Paul McCartney40Band On The Run (286th)20,100
United States129Joanna Newsom7Ys (182nd)19,917
United States130Johnny Cash98At Folsom Prison (239th)19,536
United Kingdom131The Police12Synchronicity (256th)19,364
United States132The Black Keys9Brothers (278th)19,325
United Kingdom133New Order19Power, Corruption And Lies (305th)19,308
United Kingdom134The Zombies13Odessey And Oracle (106th)19,249
Germany135Kraftwerk14Trans-Europe Express (272nd)18,910
United Kingdom136Porcupine Tree30Fear Of A Blank Planet (416th)18,808
United Kingdom137Manic Street Preachers15The Holy Bible (288th)18,559
United States138Alice In Chains12Dirt (188th)18,393
United Kingdom139Pulp10Different Class (160th)18,316
United States140OutKast7Aquemini (327th)18,311
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