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Top-ranked artists

The top-ranked artists that appear most prominently in over 20,000 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 Enemy11It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back (187th)13,141
United Kingdom162The Verve6Urban Hymns (173rd)12,936
United States163Built To Spill10Perfect From Now On (313th)12,874
United States164A Tribe Called Quest6The Low End Theory (221st)12,865
United Kingdom165Cream13Disraeli Gears (209th)12,805
United States166The Antlers8Hospice (195th)12,718
United States167DJ Shadow8Endtroducing..... (152nd)12,703
United Kingdom168Boards Of Canada9Music Has The Right To Children (239th)12,584
United States169Patti Smith13Horses (177th)12,465
United States170The Allman Brothers Band33At Fillmore East (272nd)12,422
United States171Elvis Presley55Elvis Presley (409th)12,392
United Kingdom172Spiritualized10Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space (194th)12,331
United Kingdom173Wire16Pink Flag (255th)12,273
United Kingdom174Richard David James23Selected Ambient Works 85-92 (337th)12,270
United Kingdom175Primal Scream13Screamadelica (201st)12,264
United States176Aerosmith24Toys In The Attic (518th)12,242
United States177Swans29The Seer (520th)12,177
United States178Billy Joel21The Stranger (292nd)11,896
United States179Jay-Z14The Blueprint (388th)11,757
United Kingdom180Bloc Party8Silent Alarm (222nd)11,722
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