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Top-ranked artists

The top-ranked artists that appear most prominently in over 17,000 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 (420th)20,147
United States102The Killers7Hot Fuss (126th)19,896
Canada103The Band16The Band (179th)19,757
United States104Ramones19Ramones (134th)19,596
United Kingdom105Talk Talk11Laughing Stock (199th)19,313
United Kingdom106Iron Maiden23The Number Of The Beast (275th)19,037
United States107Paul Simon19Graceland (117th)18,770
United States108Foo Fighters12The Colour And The Shape (219th)18,761
United States109Charles Mingus21The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady (170th)18,651
Canada110Godspeed You! Black Emperor5Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas To Heaven (171st)18,635
United Kingdom111Gorillaz7Demon Days (140th)18,590
United Kingdom112P.J. Harvey10Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea (287th)18,576
United Kingdom113Dire Straits13Brothers In Arms (212th)18,462
United States114Eminem12The Marshall Mathers LP (177th)18,228
United States115Steely Dan15Aja (222nd)18,069
United Kingdom116Deep Purple35Machine Head (231st)17,893
Germany117Can16Tago Mago (197th)17,833
United States118Nas12Illmatic (101st)17,805
United Kingdom119Brian Eno38Another Green World (227th)17,679
United Kingdom120Elton John40Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (192nd)17,604
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