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Top-ranked artists

The top-ranked artists that appear most prominently in over 22,000 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)21,421
Canada122The Band17The Band (197th)21,403
United Kingdom123Jethro Tull32Thick As A Brick (267th)21,295
United Kingdom124Elton John44Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (208th)20,751
United Kingdom125Peter Gabriel23So (268th)19,465
United States126Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band18Trout Mask Replica (172nd)19,462
United States127Creedence Clearwater Revival12Cosmo's Factory (246th)19,338
United States128Joanna Newsom7Ys (178th)19,263
United Kingdom129Paul McCartney39Band On The Run (282nd)19,209
United States130Johnny Cash97At Folsom Prison (232nd)18,774
United States131The Black Keys9Brothers (283rd)18,667
United Kingdom132Manic Street Preachers15The Holy Bible (272nd)18,553
United Kingdom133The Police12Synchronicity (259th)18,480
United Kingdom134Porcupine Tree30Fear Of A Blank Planet (415th)18,471
United Kingdom135New Order18Power, Corruption And Lies (307th)18,467
United Kingdom136The Zombies13Odessey And Oracle (106th)18,403
Germany137Kraftwerk14Trans-Europe Express (269th)17,778
United States138Alice In Chains12Dirt (189th)17,690
United Kingdom139Pulp10Different Class (156th)17,568
United States140OutKast7Stankonia (304th)17,388
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