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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 States161Slint2Spiderland (143rd)11,938
United States162Public Enemy9It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back (191st)11,917
United Kingdom163Bloc Party8Silent Alarm (207th)11,749
United States164The Allman Brothers Band33At Fillmore East (268th)11,748
United States165Madonna19Ray Of Light (477th)11,746
United States166MGMT6Oracular Spectacular (203rd)11,670
United States167A Tribe Called Quest6The Low End Theory (220th)11,668
United Kingdom168Franz Ferdinand5Franz Ferdinand (219th)11,614
United States169Elvis Presley54Elvis Presley (410th)11,601
United States170Kendrick Lamar5Good Kid, M.A.A.D City (170th)11,476
United States171The Antlers7Hospice (202nd)11,434
United Kingdom172Spiritualized10Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space (187th)11,430
United States173Aerosmith24Rocks (550th)11,409
United Kingdom174Richard David James21Selected Ambient Works 85-92 (333rd)11,346
United Kingdom175Boards Of Canada9Music Has The Right To Children (245th)11,296
United States176Built To Spill9Perfect From Now On (315th)11,257
United Kingdom177Wire14Pink Flag (252nd)11,184
United States178DJ Shadow8Endtroducing..... (165th)11,175
United States179Patti Smith13Horses (182nd)11,161
United States180The Mars Volta7De-loused In The Comatorium (287th)11,158
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