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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)
Canada101Leonard Cohen22Songs Of Leonard Cohen (184th)21,931
France102Daft Punk9Discovery (151st)21,927
Canada103Godspeed You! Black Emperor6Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas To Heaven (146th)21,293
United Kingdom104Iron Maiden25The Number Of The Beast (269th)21,185
United Kingdom105Dire Straits13Brothers In Arms (209th)21,022
United States106Nas12Illmatic (89th)20,999
United States107The Killers7Hot Fuss (130th)20,992
United States108Eminem12The Marshall Mathers LP (173rd)20,949
United Kingdom109Gorillaz7Demon Days (140th)20,804
United States110Ramones20Ramones (141st)20,768
United States111Foo Fighters12The Colour And The Shape (231st)20,594
Canada112The Band16The Band (188th)20,538
United States113Charles Mingus28The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady (154th)20,481
United Kingdom114P.J. Harvey10Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea (289th)20,303
United States115Steely Dan15Aja (222nd)20,127
United States116Paul Simon19Graceland (120th)20,043
Germany117Can16Tago Mago (187th)19,886
United States118LCD Soundsystem 5Sound Of Silver (149th)19,491
United Kingdom119Deep Purple37Machine Head (235th)19,489
United Kingdom120Brian Eno38Another Green World (230th)19,355
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