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Top-ranked artists

The top-ranked artists that appear most prominently in over 14,000 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 Cohen17Songs Of Leonard Cohen (171st)17,743
United Kingdom102Iron Maiden23The Number Of The Beast (262nd)17,629
United States103Ramones19Ramones (134th)17,447
France104Daft Punk8Discovery (149th)17,284
United States105Foo Fighters11The Colour And The Shape (211th)17,198
Australia106Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds18The Boatman's Call (451st)17,053
United Kingdom107P.J. Harvey10Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea (286th)16,892
United States108Paul Simon19Graceland (116th)16,883
United Kingdom109Dire Straits12Brothers In Arms (215th)16,242
United States110Eminem11The Marshall Mathers LP (168th)16,238
United Kingdom111Gorillaz8Demon Days (150th)16,152
United Kingdom112Talk Talk11Laughing Stock (216th)16,126
United States113Steely Dan14Aja (221st)16,117
Canada114Godspeed You! Black Emperor6Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas To Heaven (173rd)15,953
United Kingdom115Elton John39Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (188th)15,919
United Kingdom116Manic Street Preachers14The Holy Bible (271st)15,696
United Kingdom117Brian Eno31Another Green World (223rd)15,666
United Kingdom118Deep Purple28Machine Head (229th)15,660
United States119Nas11Illmatic (104th)15,503
United States120Charles Mingus19The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady (166th)15,174
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