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Top-ranked artists

The top-ranked artists that appear most prominently in over 20,000 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)
Australia101Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds20The Boatman's Call (421st)22,061
Canada102Godspeed You! Black Emperor6Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas To Heaven (145th)22,058
Canada103Leonard Cohen23Songs Of Leonard Cohen (183rd)22,032
United Kingdom104Gorillaz7Demon Days (136th)21,818
United States105Eminem12The Marshall Mathers LP (172nd)21,435
United States106Nas12Illmatic (88th)21,417
United Kingdom107Dire Straits13Brothers In Arms (207th)21,375
United States108The Killers7Hot Fuss (130th)21,309
United States109Charles Mingus28The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady (153rd)21,304
United Kingdom110Iron Maiden25The Number Of The Beast (268th)21,221
United States111Ramones20Ramones (143rd)20,997
United States112Foo Fighters12The Colour And The Shape (228th)20,982
United Kingdom113Elton John43Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (198th)20,804
Canada114The Band16The Band (190th)20,471
United Kingdom115P.J. Harvey10Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea (290th)20,255
United States116Paul Simon19Graceland (122nd)20,160
Germany117Can17Tago Mago (185th)20,117
United States118Steely Dan15Aja (224th)20,051
United Kingdom119Deep Purple38Machine Head (234th)19,805
United States120LCD Soundsystem 5Sound Of Silver (149th)19,719
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