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Top-ranked artists

The top-ranked artists that appear most prominently in over 21,000 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 (420th)22,192
Canada102Leonard Cohen23Songs Of Leonard Cohen (183rd)22,076
United Kingdom103Dire Straits13Brothers In Arms (206th)21,911
United Kingdom104Gorillaz7Demon Days (140th)21,896
Canada105Godspeed You! Black Emperor6Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas To Heaven (146th)21,841
United Kingdom106Iron Maiden25The Number Of The Beast (264th)21,690
United States107Eminem12The Marshall Mathers LP (170th)21,690
United States108Nas12Illmatic (89th)21,597
United States109Charles Mingus29The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady (154th)21,594
United States110The Killers7Hot Fuss (129th)21,262
United States111Foo Fighters13The Colour And The Shape (228th)21,166
United States112Ramones20Ramones (144th)21,097
United Kingdom113Elton John43Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (200th)20,779
Canada114The Band16The Band (191st)20,651
United Kingdom115P.J. Harvey10Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea (292nd)20,630
United States116Steely Dan16Aja (226th)20,477
United States117Paul Simon19Graceland (123rd)20,456
United Kingdom118Deep Purple39Machine Head (233rd)20,403
United States119LCD Soundsystem 5Sound Of Silver (147th)20,320
Germany120Can18Tago Mago (192nd)20,039
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