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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 States161Elvis Presley53Elvis Presley (399th)11,044
United Kingdom162Franz Ferdinand5Franz Ferdinand (222nd)10,948
United States163Aerosmith24Rocks (517th)10,934
United Kingdom164Bloc Party8Silent Alarm (217th)10,915
United Kingdom165Cocteau Twins13Treasure (368th)10,896
United States166A Tribe Called Quest6The Low End Theory (219th)10,886
United States167The Antlers7Hospice (207th)10,873
United States168The Mars Volta7De-loused In The Comatorium (288th)10,829
United States169Madonna18Ray Of Light (505th)10,767
United States170Patti Smith13Horses (177th)10,753
United Kingdom171Wire13Pink Flag (249th)10,733
United States172Built To Spill9Perfect From Now On (309th)10,669
United States173Slint2Spiderland (158th)10,633
United States174MGMT6Oracular Spectacular (214th)10,609
United States175DJ Shadow7Endtroducing..... (165th)10,591
United Kingdom176Suede11Dog Man Star (316th)10,558
United Kingdom177Richard David James21Selected Ambient Works 85-92 (357th)10,487
United Kingdom178Electric Light Orchestra26Out Of The Blue (592nd)10,338
United Kingdom179Spiritualized10Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space (198th)10,308
United States180Tori Amos19Little Earthquakes (369th)10,184
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