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Top-ranked artists

The top-ranked artists that appear most prominently in over 23,000 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 States161Dream Theater28Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes From A Memory (460th)14,687
United Kingdom162Richard David James25Selected Ambient Works 85-92 (290th)14,615
163Crosby, Stills & Nash15Déjà Vu (266th)14,233
United States164Public Enemy11It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back (197th)14,222
United States165Bright Eyes14I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning (251st)14,215
United States166DJ Shadow9Endtroducing..... (151st)14,198
United States167Kings Of Leon7Only By The Night (447th)14,158
United States168The Antlers8Hospice (191st)14,086
United States169The Allman Brothers Band40At Fillmore East (275th)14,012
United Kingdom170Cream14Disraeli Gears (215th)13,949
United States171Frank Sinatra71In The Wee Small Hours (436th)13,904
United States172Patti Smith13Horses (180th)13,540
United Kingdom173The Verve7Urban Hymns (183rd)13,533
United Kingdom174Electric Light Orchestra31Out Of The Blue (614th)13,395
United Kingdom175Primal Scream14Screamadelica (204th)13,351
United States176Death Cab For Cutie11Transatlanticism (319th)13,249
United Kingdom177XTC22Skylarking (381st)13,034
United Kingdom178Boards Of Canada10Music Has The Right To Children (260th)12,941
United Kingdom179Spiritualized10Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space (211th)12,922
United States180Aerosmith26Toys In The Attic (518th)12,878
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