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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 States141The Replacements9Let It Be (210th)17,057
United States142Grateful Dead93American Beauty (233rd)16,847
United States143Soundgarden12Superunknown (179th)16,640
United Kingdom144Bryan Ferry36For Your Pleasure (456th)16,482
United States145Wu-Tang Clan8Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) (122nd)16,407
United States146Eagles14Hotel California (186th)16,297
United States147The Shins4Chutes Too Narrow (294th)16,073
United Kingdom148George Harrison19All Things Must Pass (160th)15,918
United States149Beach House6Teen Dream (241st)15,885
United States150System Of A Down5Toxicity (249th)15,740
United States151Slint2Spiderland (125th)15,333
United States152Elvis Presley96Elvis Presley (398th)15,035
United States153Mark Kozelek21Benji (488th)14,973
United States154Swans31The Seer (520th)14,914
United Kingdom155Supertramp16Crime Of The Century (281st)14,840
United Kingdom156Cocteau Twins15Treasure (364th)14,827
United States157Van Halen15Van Halen (279th)14,720
United States158Madonna20Ray Of Light (486th)14,683
United States159A Tribe Called Quest6The Low End Theory (213th)14,634
United States160Dream Theater27Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes From A Memory (464th)14,391
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