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Top-ranked artists

The top-ranked artists that appear most prominently in over 22,000 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)
Canada101Godspeed You! Black Emperor6Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas To Heaven (136th)23,234
United Kingdom102Talk Talk13Spirit Of Eden (198th)22,924
Australia103Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds20The Boatman's Call (418th)22,874
United Kingdom104Iron Maiden25The Number Of The Beast (264th)22,579
United Kingdom105Gorillaz7Demon Days (141st)22,395
United States106Nas12Illmatic (88th)22,315
United Kingdom107Dire Straits13Brothers In Arms (209th)22,267
Canada108Leonard Cohen23Songs Of Leonard Cohen (189th)22,214
United States109Charles Mingus29The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady (156th)22,206
Australia110Tame Impala5Lonerism (118th)22,149
United States111The Killers7Hot Fuss (128th)22,142
United States112LCD Soundsystem 5Sound Of Silver (138th)21,826
United States113Eminem12The Marshall Mathers LP (173rd)21,809
United States114Foo Fighters13The Colour And The Shape (225th)21,759
United States115Ramones20Ramones (148th)21,551
Germany116Can18Tago Mago (176th)21,285
United Kingdom117P.J. Harvey10Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea (297th)21,262
United States118Steely Dan16Aja (223rd)21,117
United States119Paul Simon19Graceland (124th)21,044
United Kingdom120Deep Purple46Machine Head (233rd)20,945
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