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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 Kingdom161Bloc Party8Silent Alarm (212th)11,413
United States162Elvis Presley54Elvis Presley (402nd)11,410
United States163Public Enemy9It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back (195th)11,393
United Kingdom164Franz Ferdinand5Franz Ferdinand (216th)11,298
United States165Aerosmith24Rocks (522nd)11,232
United States166Beach House4Teen Dream (252nd)11,131
United States167MGMT6Oracular Spectacular (211th)11,095
United States168A Tribe Called Quest6The Low End Theory (221st)11,039
United States169Slint3Spiderland (156th)10,915
United States170Patti Smith13Horses (183rd)10,901
United Kingdom171Wire13Pink Flag (248th)10,898
United States172The Mars Volta7De-loused In The Comatorium (289th)10,890
United States173The Antlers7Hospice (208th)10,865
United States174Built To Spill9Perfect From Now On (310th)10,822
United States175Madonna18Ray Of Light (493rd)10,785
United States176DJ Shadow7Endtroducing..... (170th)10,650
United States177Jay-Z12The Blueprint (385th)10,557
United Kingdom178Boards Of Canada9Music Has The Right To Children (246th)10,528
United Kingdom179Richard David James20Selected Ambient Works 85-92 (343rd)10,503
United States180Tori Amos19Little Earthquakes (364th)10,495
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