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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 Kingdom161Cocteau Twins13Treasure (363rd)11,617
United States162Madonna19Ray Of Light (471st)11,564
United States163Public Enemy9It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back (196th)11,549
United States164Elvis Presley54Elvis Presley (405th)11,527
United States165A Tribe Called Quest6The Low End Theory (219th)11,491
United States166MGMT6Oracular Spectacular (204th)11,466
United Kingdom167Bloc Party8Silent Alarm (212th)11,461
United Kingdom168Franz Ferdinand5Franz Ferdinand (217th)11,420
United States169Aerosmith24Rocks (531st)11,297
United States170Slint3Spiderland (156th)11,178
United Kingdom171Spiritualized10Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space (189th)11,142
United States172The Antlers7Hospice (205th)11,120
United Kingdom173Boards Of Canada9Music Has The Right To Children (244th)11,054
United States174Patti Smith13Horses (183rd)11,050
United States175The Mars Volta7De-loused In The Comatorium (286th)11,031
United States176DJ Shadow8Endtroducing..... (165th)11,000
United States177Built To Spill9Perfect From Now On (311th)10,982
United Kingdom178Wire13Pink Flag (253rd)10,950
United Kingdom179Richard David James20Selected Ambient Works 85-92 (338th)10,853
United States180Kendrick Lamar5Good Kid, M.A.A.D City (174th)10,847
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