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Top-ranked artists

The top-ranked artists that appear most prominently in over 23,000 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 Kingdom141Bryan Ferry36For Your Pleasure (457th)17,105
United States142Wu-Tang Clan8Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) (118th)17,011
United States143The Replacements9Let It Be (212th)16,978
United States144Grateful Dead93American Beauty (236th)16,924
United States145Soundgarden12Superunknown (178th)16,904
United States146Beach House6Teen Dream (237th)16,856
United States147Eagles14Hotel California (184th)16,472
United States148The Shins4Chutes Too Narrow (292nd)16,348
United Kingdom149George Harrison19All Things Must Pass (159th)16,094
United States150System Of A Down5Toxicity (244th)15,964
United States151Slint2Spiderland (128th)15,567
United States152Swans31The Seer (511th)15,495
United States153A Tribe Called Quest7The Low End Theory (209th)15,162
United States154Elvis Presley97Elvis Presley (399th)15,062
United Kingdom155Cocteau Twins15Treasure (370th)15,025
United Kingdom156Supertramp16Crime Of The Century (282nd)14,937
United States157Madonna20Ray Of Light (482nd)14,907
United States158Van Halen15Van Halen (284th)14,885
United States159Mark Kozelek21Benji (529th)14,878
United States160Built To Spill10Perfect From Now On (310th)14,705
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