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Top-ranked artists

The top-ranked artists that appear most prominently in over 24,000 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 (407th)25,347
United States102The Stooges9Fun House (195th)25,309
United States103Beastie Boys14Paul's Boutique (167th)25,288
United Kingdom104Iron Maiden26The Number Of The Beast (262nd)25,103
United States105LCD Soundsystem 6Sound Of Silver (134th)24,985
United States106Charles Mingus31The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady (156th)24,430
United Kingdom107Talk Talk13Spirit Of Eden (197th)24,242
United States108Nas13Illmatic (87th)24,132
United States109Eminem12The Marshall Mathers LP (169th)23,837
Canada110Leonard Cohen23Songs Of Leonard Cohen (187th)23,816
United States111The Killers7Hot Fuss (132nd)23,739
United Kingdom112Gorillaz7Demon Days (141st)23,556
United Kingdom113P.J. Harvey11Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea (306th)23,175
United Kingdom114Dire Straits13Brothers In Arms (219th)23,137
United States115Steely Dan16Aja (225th)22,924
United Kingdom116Brian Eno41Another Green World (222nd)22,797
United States117Paul Simon20Graceland (119th)22,710
Germany118Can19Tago Mago (173rd)22,700
United Kingdom119Jethro Tull32Thick As A Brick (260th)22,547
United Kingdom120Deep Purple49Machine Head (236th)22,448
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