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Top-ranked artists

The top-ranked artists that appear most prominently in over 15,000 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 States161Dream Theater23Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes From A Memory (444th)10,895
United States162Public Enemy8It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back (194th)10,864
United States163The Mars Volta7De-loused In The Comatorium (280th)10,655
United Kingdom164Cream13Disraeli Gears (209th)10,591
United States165Madonna18Ray Of Light (500th)10,579
United States166Patti Smith13Horses (174th)10,433
United States167DJ Shadow7Endtroducing..... (161st)10,364
United States168Elvis Presley47Elvis Presley (393rd)10,363
United States169A Tribe Called Quest6The Low End Theory (217th)10,258
United Kingdom170Spiritualized10Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space (193rd)10,245
United Kingdom171Electric Light Orchestra26Out Of The Blue (559th)10,220
United States172Aerosmith25Rocks (491st)10,208
United Kingdom173Wire13Pink Flag (255th)10,134
United States174Slint2Spiderland (162nd)10,081
United States175MGMT5Oracular Spectacular (219th)10,025
United Kingdom176The Libertines2Up The Bracket (230th)10,010
United Kingdom177Cocteau Twins12Treasure (358th)9,937
United Kingdom178Suede9Dog Man Star (325th)9,868
United States179Jay-Z12The Blueprint (378th)9,816
United States180Built To Spill9Perfect From Now On (319th)9,673
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