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Top-ranked artists

The top-ranked artists that appear most prominently in over 24,000 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 States141Beach House6Teen Dream (233rd)17,918
United States142The Replacements10Let It Be (213th)17,514
United States143Grateful Dead93American Beauty (234th)17,456
United Kingdom144Bryan Ferry36For Your Pleasure (456th)17,445
United States145Soundgarden12Superunknown (180th)17,025
United States146Wu-Tang Clan8Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) (121st)17,023
United States147The Shins4Chutes Too Narrow (293rd)16,907
United States148Eagles14Hotel California (185th)16,578
United Kingdom149George Harrison19All Things Must Pass (159th)16,476
United States150Swans31To Be Kind (512th)16,385
United States151System Of A Down5Toxicity (243rd)16,226
United States152Slint2Spiderland (129th)16,121
United States153A Tribe Called Quest7The Low End Theory (203rd)15,450
United Kingdom154Cocteau Twins15Heaven Or Las Vegas (369th)15,318
United Kingdom155Supertramp16Crime Of The Century (278th)15,282
United States156Van Halen15Van Halen (280th)15,260
United States157Madonna20Ray Of Light (477th)15,147
United States158Dream Theater28Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes From A Memory (442nd)15,142
United States159Mark Kozelek21Benji (540th)15,140
United States160Elvis Presley97Elvis Presley (411th)15,032
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