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Top-ranked artists

The top-ranked artists that appear most prominently in over 17,000 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 (194th)11,435
United States162Elvis Presley53Elvis Presley (401st)11,410
United Kingdom163Franz Ferdinand5Franz Ferdinand (216th)11,293
United Kingdom164Bloc Party8Silent Alarm (213th)11,237
United States165Aerosmith24Rocks (523rd)11,207
United States166Beach House4Teen Dream (253rd)11,127
United States167MGMT6Oracular Spectacular (209th)11,095
United States168A Tribe Called Quest6The Low End Theory (221st)11,023
United States169The Mars Volta7De-loused In The Comatorium (288th)10,896
United States170Patti Smith13Horses (182nd)10,888
United Kingdom171Wire13Pink Flag (247th)10,865
United States172Slint3Spiderland (157th)10,854
United States173The Antlers7Hospice (208th)10,844
United States174Built To Spill9Perfect From Now On (309th)10,832
United States175Madonna18Ray Of Light (492nd)10,751
United States176DJ Shadow7Endtroducing..... (167th)10,689
United States177Jay-Z12The Blueprint (384th)10,531
United Kingdom178Richard David James20Selected Ambient Works 85-92 (343rd)10,508
United States179Tori Amos19Little Earthquakes (364th)10,492
United Kingdom180Suede11Dog Man Star (323rd)10,450
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