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Top-ranked artists

The top-ranked artists that appear most prominently in over 14,000 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 States161Madonna18Ray Of Light (493rd)10,301
United States162Dream Theater23Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes From A Memory (450th)10,116
United Kingdom163Electric Light Orchestra26Out Of The Blue (531st)10,074
United States164Patti Smith13Horses (172nd)9,978
United States165Aerosmith24Rocks (479th)9,903
United Kingdom166Cream13Disraeli Gears (210th)9,789
United States167A Tribe Called Quest6The Low End Theory (220th)9,726
United Kingdom168The Libertines2Up The Bracket (217th)9,717
United Kingdom169Suede9Dog Man Star (317th)9,716
United States170MGMT5Oracular Spectacular (209th)9,650
United States171Elvis Presley47Elvis Presley (405th)9,643
United States172Jay-Z12The Blueprint (363rd)9,621
United Kingdom173Spiritualized10Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space (196th)9,613
United States174DJ Shadow6Endtroducing..... (163rd)9,604
United Kingdom175Supertramp16Crime Of The Century (306th)9,533
United States176The Antlers8Hospice (205th)9,416
United Kingdom177Wire12Pink Flag (259th)9,393
United States178Grizzly Bear7Veckatimest (303rd)9,245
United States179Death Cab For Cutie10Transatlanticism (335th)9,208
United States180Tori Amos17Little Earthquakes (372nd)9,152
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