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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 States161Elvis Presley53Elvis Presley (409th)11,228
United Kingdom162Cocteau Twins13Treasure (356th)11,207
United Kingdom163Franz Ferdinand5Franz Ferdinand (221st)11,177
United States164The Antlers7Hospice (207th)11,128
United Kingdom165Bloc Party8Silent Alarm (214th)11,126
United States166The Mars Volta7De-loused In The Comatorium (280th)11,105
United States167A Tribe Called Quest6The Low End Theory (222nd)11,037
United States168Aerosmith24Rocks (522nd)11,008
United States169MGMT6Oracular Spectacular (212th)10,850
United Kingdom170Wire13Pink Flag (249th)10,840
United States171Madonna18Ray Of Light (505th)10,829
United States172Slint3Spiderland (156th)10,809
United States173Built To Spill9Perfect From Now On (312th)10,762
United States174Patti Smith13Horses (181st)10,684
United Kingdom175Suede11Dog Man Star (319th)10,648
United Kingdom176Richard David James21Selected Ambient Works 85-92 (348th)10,638
United States177DJ Shadow7Endtroducing..... (167th)10,623
United Kingdom178Spiritualized10Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space (196th)10,568
United States179Jay-Z12The Blueprint (394th)10,512
United States180Kendrick Lamar5Good Kid, M.A.A.D City (177th)10,448
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