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Top-ranked artists

The top-ranked artists that appear most prominently in over 16,000 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 (427th)19,544
United States102Ramones19Ramones (131st)19,401
Canada103The Band16The Band (180th)19,378
United States104The Killers7Hot Fuss (127th)19,296
United States105Foo Fighters12The Colour And The Shape (217th)18,898
United Kingdom106Iron Maiden23The Number Of The Beast (274th)18,855
United Kingdom107P.J. Harvey10Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea (280th)18,771
United States108Paul Simon19Graceland (115th)18,497
United Kingdom109Talk Talk11Laughing Stock (205th)18,422
United Kingdom110Dire Straits13Brothers In Arms (213th)18,201
United Kingdom111Gorillaz7Demon Days (141st)18,090
United States112Steely Dan15Aja (219th)18,007
Canada113Godspeed You! Black Emperor5Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas To Heaven (171st)17,808
United States114Eminem11The Marshall Mathers LP (176th)17,728
United States115Nas12Illmatic (101st)17,556
United States116Charles Mingus21The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady (168th)17,509
United Kingdom117Brian Eno38Another Green World (218th)17,406
United Kingdom118Elton John40Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (191st)17,186
United Kingdom119Deep Purple30Machine Head (238th)17,034
United Kingdom120Manic Street Preachers15The Holy Bible (266th)16,902
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