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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 Seeds19The Boatman's Call (428th)21,708
Canada102Leonard Cohen22Songs Of Leonard Cohen (187th)21,552
United Kingdom103Iron Maiden23The Number Of The Beast (268th)20,864
United States104The Killers7Hot Fuss (129th)20,860
Canada105Godspeed You! Black Emperor6Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas To Heaven (150th)20,781
United States106Nas12Illmatic (89th)20,764
United States107Eminem12The Marshall Mathers LP (174th)20,675
United States108Ramones20Ramones (141st)20,674
United Kingdom109Dire Straits13Brothers In Arms (212th)20,656
United Kingdom110Gorillaz7Demon Days (138th)20,561
Canada111The Band16The Band (186th)20,516
United States112Foo Fighters12The Colour And The Shape (230th)20,364
United States113Charles Mingus28The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady (159th)20,210
United Kingdom114P.J. Harvey10Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea (287th)20,086
United States115Steely Dan15Aja (226th)20,074
United States116Paul Simon19Graceland (119th)20,062
Germany117Can16Tago Mago (188th)19,790
United Kingdom118Brian Eno38Another Green World (231st)19,376
United States119LCD Soundsystem 5Sound Of Silver (149th)19,249
United Kingdom120Deep Purple37Machine Head (236th)19,121
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