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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)11,036
United Kingdom162Bloc Party8Silent Alarm (216th)10,942
United States163Aerosmith24Rocks (514th)10,911
United States164The Antlers7Hospice (202nd)10,882
United States165Madonna18Ray Of Light (494th)10,868
United Kingdom166Franz Ferdinand5Franz Ferdinand (224th)10,852
United Kingdom167Cocteau Twins13Treasure (369th)10,847
United States168The Mars Volta7De-loused In The Comatorium (286th)10,829
United States169A Tribe Called Quest6The Low End Theory (221st)10,717
United States170Slint2Spiderland (156th)10,705
United States171DJ Shadow7Endtroducing..... (165th)10,661
United States172Patti Smith13Horses (178th)10,637
United Kingdom173Richard David James21Selected Ambient Works 85-92 (353rd)10,565
United Kingdom174Wire13Pink Flag (253rd)10,524
United Kingdom175Suede11Dog Man Star (316th)10,505
United States176Built To Spill9Perfect From Now On (310th)10,454
United States177MGMT6Oracular Spectacular (219th)10,410
United Kingdom178Spiritualized10Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space (196th)10,339
United States179Tori Amos19Little Earthquakes (361st)10,322
United Kingdom180Electric Light Orchestra26Out Of The Blue (596th)10,294
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