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Top-ranked artists

The top-ranked artists that appear most prominently in over 19,000 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 States161Public Enemy9It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back (183rd)12,496
United States162Built To Spill10Perfect From Now On (300th)12,414
United Kingdom163The Verve6Urban Hymns (176th)12,384
United States164A Tribe Called Quest6The Low End Theory (217th)12,279
United Kingdom165Cream13Disraeli Gears (207th)12,277
United Kingdom166Boards Of Canada9Music Has The Right To Children (239th)12,205
United States167DJ Shadow8Endtroducing..... (152nd)12,137
United Kingdom168Primal Scream13Screamadelica (197th)12,112
United States169The Antlers8Hospice (196th)11,974
United States170Elvis Presley54Elvis Presley (406th)11,962
United States171The Allman Brothers Band33At Fillmore East (271st)11,894
United Kingdom172Spiritualized10Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space (189th)11,778
United States173Patti Smith13Horses (178th)11,751
United Kingdom174Bloc Party8Silent Alarm (211th)11,605
United Kingdom175Wire15Pink Flag (246th)11,547
United Kingdom176Richard David James21Selected Ambient Works 85-92 (342nd)11,475
United States177Aerosmith25Rocks (576th)11,444
United Kingdom178Franz Ferdinand5Franz Ferdinand (237th)11,231
United States179Jay-Z14The Blueprint (383rd)11,153
United States180Death Cab For Cutie11Transatlanticism (343rd)11,096
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