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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 States161Elvis Presley97Elvis Presley (411th)15,019
United Kingdom162Richard David James25Selected Ambient Works 85-92 (290th)14,831
United States163Public Enemy11It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back (195th)14,808
United States164DJ Shadow10Endtroducing..... (146th)14,632
United States165The Antlers8Hospice (186th)14,514
166Crosby, Stills & Nash15Déjà Vu (263rd)14,449
United States167Bright Eyes14I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning (253rd)14,336
United States168The Allman Brothers Band42At Fillmore East (281st)14,262
United States169Frank Sinatra72In The Wee Small Hours (439th)14,262
United Kingdom170Cream14Disraeli Gears (214th)14,212
United States171Kings Of Leon8Only By The Night (457th)14,191
United States172Aerosmith26Toys In The Attic (487th)14,058
United States173Patti Smith13Horses (179th)13,840
United Kingdom174The Verve7Urban Hymns (184th)13,709
United Kingdom175Primal Scream14Screamadelica (207th)13,663
United Kingdom176Electric Light Orchestra31Out Of The Blue (617th)13,643
United Kingdom177XTC22Skylarking (386th)13,502
United States178Death Cab For Cutie11Transatlanticism (322nd)13,393
United Kingdom179Spiritualized10Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space (211th)13,274
United States180Jay-Z14The Blueprint (394th)13,120
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