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Top-ranked artists

The top-ranked artists that appear most prominently in over 16,000 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 States101Ramones19Ramones (130th)19,025
Australia102Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds19The Boatman's Call (421st)18,707
United States103The Killers7Hot Fuss (127th)18,678
Canada104Leonard Cohen17Songs Of Leonard Cohen (184th)18,643
United Kingdom105Iron Maiden23The Number Of The Beast (270th)18,624
Canada106The Band16The Band (183rd)18,592
United Kingdom107P.J. Harvey10Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea (280th)18,196
United States108Paul Simon19Graceland (117th)18,128
United States109Steely Dan15Aja (219th)17,867
United Kingdom110Dire Straits12Brothers In Arms (207th)17,813
United States111Eminem11The Marshall Mathers LP (172nd)17,713
United Kingdom112Talk Talk11Laughing Stock (205th)17,568
United Kingdom113Gorillaz7Demon Days (146th)17,537
United Kingdom114Elton John40Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (187th)17,398
United States115Nas11Illmatic (98th)17,354
Canada116Godspeed You! Black Emperor5Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas To Heaven (174th)17,071
United States117Charles Mingus21The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady (168th)16,771
United Kingdom118Deep Purple29Machine Head (238th)16,696
United Kingdom119Brian Eno38Another Green World (230th)16,516
United Kingdom120Manic Street Preachers15The Holy Bible (269th)16,116
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