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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 States161The Allman Brothers Band31At Fillmore East (267th)11,044
United Kingdom162Bloc Party7Silent Alarm (213th)10,904
United States163Madonna18Ray Of Light (483rd)10,855
United Kingdom164Franz Ferdinand5Franz Ferdinand (222nd)10,830
United States165Elvis Presley53Elvis Presley (397th)10,778
United States166A Tribe Called Quest6The Low End Theory (212th)10,771
United States167The Mars Volta7De-loused In The Comatorium (284th)10,735
United Kingdom168Cocteau Twins13Treasure (363rd)10,571
United States169Aerosmith25Rocks (508th)10,567
United States170DJ Shadow7Endtroducing..... (163rd)10,473
United States171Patti Smith13Horses (179th)10,473
United States172Slint2Spiderland (157th)10,470
United Kingdom173Suede11Dog Man Star (321st)10,427
United States174MGMT6Oracular Spectacular (216th)10,337
United Kingdom175Wire13Pink Flag (254th)10,290
United Kingdom176Electric Light Orchestra26Out Of The Blue (574th)10,283
United Kingdom177Spiritualized10Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space (198th)10,264
United States178Built To Spill9Perfect From Now On (308th)10,201
United Kingdom179Boards Of Canada9Music Has The Right To Children (249th)10,139
United States180Tori Amos19Little Earthquakes (367th)10,087
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