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Top-ranked artists

The top-ranked artists that appear most prominently in over 16,000 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 States121The Black Keys9Brothers (240th)15,878
United Kingdom122The Police12Synchronicity (248th)15,857
United States123LCD Soundsystem 5Sound Of Silver (165th)15,728
United States124Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band15Trout Mask Replica (170th)15,546
United States125Johnny Cash50At Folsom Prison (225th)15,473
United States126Creedence Clearwater Revival12Cosmo's Factory (268th)15,199
Germany127Can16Tago Mago (213th)15,138
United Kingdom128Peter Gabriel22So (261st)15,065
United Kingdom129Porcupine Tree30Fear Of A Blank Planet (381st)14,999
United Kingdom130The Zombies8Odessey And Oracle (104th)14,793
United States131Alice In Chains12Dirt (196th)14,513
United Kingdom132Paul McCartney35Band On The Run (280th)14,494
United Kingdom133Pulp9Different Class (157th)14,250
United States134The Replacements9Let It Be (201st)14,226
United Kingdom135Jethro Tull27Aqualung (299th)13,899
United States136OutKast7Stankonia (277th)13,894
United States137The Shins4Chutes Too Narrow (286th)13,876
United States138Joanna Newsom6Ys (187th)13,561
United States139Soundgarden12Superunknown (180th)13,481
United States140Kings Of Leon7Only By The Night (362nd)13,387
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