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Top-ranked artists

The top-ranked artists that appear most prominently in over 26,000 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 Kingdom161Supertramp16Crime Of The Century (292nd)15,769
United States162Public Enemy11It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back (196th)15,680
United States163Built To Spill10Perfect From Now On (324th)15,619
United States164Van Halen15Van Halen (291st)15,451
United Kingdom165Cream14Disraeli Gears (209th)15,315
United States166Patti Smith13Horses (169th)15,271
167Crosby, Stills & Nash16Déjà Vu (265th)15,170
United States168The Antlers8Hospice (192nd)15,104
United States169Aerosmith27Toys In The Attic (504th)15,030
United States170Frank Sinatra72In The Wee Small Hours (434th)14,924
United States171The Allman Brothers Band42At Fillmore East (286th)14,893
United States172Bright Eyes14I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning (257th)14,754
United States173Death Cab For Cutie11Transatlanticism (323rd)14,445
United States174Kings Of Leon8Only By The Night (477th)14,435
United Kingdom175Primal Scream14Screamadelica (220th)14,430
United Kingdom176Electric Light Orchestra34Out Of The Blue (611th)14,361
United Kingdom177Spiritualized10Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space (208th)14,255
United Kingdom178Boards Of Canada11Music Has The Right To Children (261st)14,114
United States179Jay-Z14The Blueprint (384th)14,044
United Kingdom180XTC24Skylarking (397th)13,709
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