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Top-ranked artists

The top-ranked artists that appear most prominently in over 20,000 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 Kingdom121Elton John40Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (200th)18,919
United States122Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band18Trout Mask Replica (169th)18,112
United Kingdom123Peter Gabriel23So (259th)17,784
United States124Johnny Cash92At Folsom Prison (214th)17,659
United States125Creedence Clearwater Revival12Cosmo's Factory (254th)17,646
United States126The Black Keys9Brothers (271st)17,638
United Kingdom127Manic Street Preachers15The Holy Bible (263rd)17,592
United Kingdom128Paul McCartney36Band On The Run (278th)17,489
United Kingdom129Porcupine Tree30Fear Of A Blank Planet (393rd)17,420
Australia130Tame Impala5Lonerism (135th)17,390
United Kingdom131The Police12Synchronicity (256th)17,119
United Kingdom132Jethro Tull31Aqualung (285th)17,084
United Kingdom133The Zombies8Odessey And Oracle (105th)16,931
United Kingdom134Pulp9Different Class (156th)16,258
United States135Joanna Newsom6Ys (183rd)16,231
United States136Alice In Chains12Dirt (196th)16,224
United Kingdom137New Order16Power, Corruption And Lies (326th)16,209
United States138The Replacements9Let It Be (197th)15,822
Germany139Kraftwerk13Trans-Europe Express (267th)15,651
United States140Soundgarden12Superunknown (177th)15,584
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