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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 Kingdom161Bloc Party7Silent Alarm (211th)10,917
United Kingdom162Cream13Disraeli Gears (207th)10,845
United Kingdom163Franz Ferdinand5Franz Ferdinand (219th)10,762
United States164The Mars Volta7De-loused In The Comatorium (280th)10,749
United States165Elvis Presley53Elvis Presley (394th)10,689
United States166Madonna18Ray Of Light (504th)10,673
United States167A Tribe Called Quest6The Low End Theory (214th)10,624
United States168DJ Shadow7Endtroducing..... (163rd)10,505
United Kingdom169Cocteau Twins13Treasure (352nd)10,504
United States170Patti Smith13Horses (176th)10,487
United Kingdom171Electric Light Orchestra26Out Of The Blue (582nd)10,435
United States172Aerosmith25Rocks (501st)10,360
United States173Slint2Spiderland (156th)10,347
United Kingdom174Spiritualized10Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space (191st)10,326
United Kingdom175Suede11Dog Man Star (323rd)10,142
United Kingdom176Wire13Pink Flag (255th)10,122
United States177MGMT5Oracular Spectacular (221st)10,065
United States178Jay-Z12The Blueprint (389th)9,987
United Kingdom179Boards Of Canada9Music Has The Right To Children (247th)9,981
United Kingdom180The Libertines2Up The Bracket (237th)9,909
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