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Top-ranked artists

The top-ranked artists that appear most prominently in over 21,000 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 States161A Tribe Called Quest6The Low End Theory (213th)13,473
United States162Public Enemy11It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back (187th)13,432
United States163The Antlers8Hospice (185th)13,394
United States164Built To Spill10Perfect From Now On (315th)13,255
United Kingdom165Cream13Disraeli Gears (204th)13,186
United Kingdom166The Verve6Urban Hymns (173rd)13,050
United States167DJ Shadow8Endtroducing..... (152nd)12,824
United States168Elvis Presley56Elvis Presley (408th)12,668
United Kingdom169Electric Light Orchestra27Out Of The Blue (576th)12,622
United States170The Allman Brothers Band33At Fillmore East (273rd)12,595
United States171Swans29The Seer (529th)12,495
United States172Aerosmith24Toys In The Attic (522nd)12,394
United Kingdom173Wire17Pink Flag (257th)12,370
United Kingdom174Boards Of Canada9Music Has The Right To Children (250th)12,358
United Kingdom175Primal Scream13Screamadelica (205th)12,326
United States176Patti Smith13Horses (181st)12,300
United Kingdom177Spiritualized10Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space (197th)12,275
United Kingdom178Richard David James24Selected Ambient Works 85-92 (332nd)12,078
United States179Death Cab For Cutie11Transatlanticism (324th)12,026
United States180Billy Joel21The Stranger (294th)11,874
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