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Top-ranked artists

The top-ranked artists that appear most prominently in over 26,000 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 (157th)23,506
United Kingdom122Deep Purple50Machine Head (236th)23,367
Canada123The Band18The Band (202nd)22,593
United Kingdom124Elton John44Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (209th)22,586
United Kingdom125Peter Gabriel23So (261st)21,895
United Kingdom126Paul McCartney40Band On The Run (274th)21,739
United States127Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band18Trout Mask Replica (174th)21,495
United States128Creedence Clearwater Revival12Cosmo's Factory (245th)21,124
Germany129Kraftwerk14Trans-Europe Express (265th)20,751
United States130Joanna Newsom7Ys (190th)20,603
United States131Johnny Cash99At Folsom Prison (238th)20,402
United Kingdom132The Zombies13Odessey And Oracle (104th)20,303
United States133The Black Keys9Brothers (278th)20,175
United Kingdom134The Police12Synchronicity (254th)20,145
United Kingdom135New Order20Power, Corruption And Lies (304th)20,031
United States136OutKast7Aquemini (329th)19,779
United States137Alice In Chains12Dirt (189th)19,478
United Kingdom138Porcupine Tree30Fear Of A Blank Planet (413th)19,407
United Kingdom139Manic Street Preachers15The Holy Bible (288th)19,020
United States140Beach House6Teen Dream (228th)18,957
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