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Top-ranked artists

The top-ranked artists that appear most prominently in over 16,000 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 States161Public Enemy9It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back (195th)10,947
United States162Elvis Presley53Elvis Presley (397th)10,944
United Kingdom163Bloc Party8Silent Alarm (212th)10,938
United States164The Mars Volta7De-loused In The Comatorium (283rd)10,903
United Kingdom165Franz Ferdinand5Franz Ferdinand (221st)10,847
United States166Madonna18Ray Of Light (489th)10,844
United States167Aerosmith25Rocks (507th)10,782
United States168A Tribe Called Quest6The Low End Theory (219th)10,703
United Kingdom169Cocteau Twins13Treasure (369th)10,634
United States170DJ Shadow7Endtroducing..... (163rd)10,545
United States171Patti Smith13Horses (179th)10,527
United Kingdom172Suede11Dog Man Star (319th)10,449
United States173Slint2Spiderland (159th)10,424
United Kingdom174Spiritualized10Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space (196th)10,371
United Kingdom175Wire13Pink Flag (256th)10,292
United States176MGMT6Oracular Spectacular (217th)10,286
United Kingdom177Electric Light Orchestra26Out Of The Blue (597th)10,249
United States178Built To Spill9Perfect From Now On (309th)10,212
United Kingdom179Boards Of Canada9Music Has The Right To Children (246th)10,185
United Kingdom180Richard David James20Selected Ambient Works 85-92 (346th)10,170
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