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Top-ranked artists

The top-ranked artists that appear most prominently in over 19,000 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)
Germany121Can16Tago Mago (191st)18,571
United States122Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band17Trout Mask Replica (170th)17,756
United Kingdom123Peter Gabriel23So (254th)17,620
United Kingdom124Manic Street Preachers15The Holy Bible (266th)17,542
United States125Creedence Clearwater Revival12Cosmo's Factory (253rd)17,353
United Kingdom126Porcupine Tree30Fear Of A Blank Planet (386th)17,126
United States127The Black Keys9Brothers (273rd)17,053
United Kingdom128Jethro Tull31Aqualung (281st)16,998
United Kingdom129The Police12Synchronicity (257th)16,971
United Kingdom130Paul McCartney36Band On The Run (279th)16,914
United States131Johnny Cash62At Folsom Prison (218th)16,793
United Kingdom132The Zombies8Odessey And Oracle (104th)16,738
Australia133Tame Impala5Lonerism (144th)16,090
United States134Alice In Chains12Dirt (199th)15,835
United Kingdom135Pulp9Different Class (160th)15,693
United Kingdom136New Order16Power, Corruption And Lies (326th)15,682
United States137The Replacements9Let It Be (195th)15,526
United States138Joanna Newsom6Ys (187th)15,478
Germany139Kraftwerk13Trans-Europe Express (272nd)15,300
United States140OutKast7Stankonia (282nd)15,244
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