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Top-ranked artists

The top-ranked artists that appear most prominently in over 18,000 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 States161A Tribe Called Quest6The Low End Theory (221st)11,841
United Kingdom162Cream13Disraeli Gears (208th)11,836
United Kingdom163Primal Scream13Screamadelica (195th)11,829
United States164The Allman Brothers Band33At Fillmore East (271st)11,817
United States165Madonna20Ray Of Light (473rd)11,715
United States166Elvis Presley54Elvis Presley (404th)11,696
United Kingdom167Boards Of Canada9Music Has The Right To Children (240th)11,666
United States168Built To Spill9Perfect From Now On (305th)11,627
United States169The Antlers7Hospice (200th)11,607
United States170DJ Shadow8Endtroducing..... (160th)11,595
United Kingdom171Spiritualized10Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space (185th)11,578
United Kingdom172Bloc Party8Silent Alarm (209th)11,451
United States173Patti Smith13Horses (180th)11,338
United Kingdom174Wire14Pink Flag (250th)11,228
United Kingdom175Richard David James21Selected Ambient Works 85-92 (340th)11,221
United States176Aerosmith24Rocks (562nd)11,202
United Kingdom177Franz Ferdinand5Franz Ferdinand (229th)11,181
United States178Mark Kozelek19Red House Painters (Rollercoaster) (582nd)11,130
United States179The Mars Volta7De-loused In The Comatorium (290th)10,979
United States180Jay-Z14The Blueprint (387th)10,947
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