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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)
United States101Beastie Boys14Paul's Boutique (166th)25,907
United Kingdom102Sex Pistols7Never Mind The Bollocks, Here's The Sex Pistols (74th)25,890
United States103The Stooges9Fun House (188th)25,725
United States104LCD Soundsystem 6Sound Of Silver (133rd)25,688
United Kingdom105Iron Maiden27The Number Of The Beast (267th)25,256
United States106Charles Mingus31The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady (152nd)24,964
United States107Eminem12The Marshall Mathers LP (168th)24,813
United Kingdom108Talk Talk13Spirit Of Eden (191st)24,806
United States109Nas13Illmatic (85th)24,668
United States110The Killers7Hot Fuss (132nd)24,348
United Kingdom111Gorillaz7Demon Days (137th)24,342
Canada112Leonard Cohen24Songs Of Leonard Cohen (185th)24,085
United Kingdom113Brian Eno41Another Green World (202nd)23,625
United Kingdom114P.J. Harvey11Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea (305th)23,526
United Kingdom115Dire Straits13Brothers In Arms (220th)23,455
Germany116Can19Tago Mago (177th)23,438
United Kingdom117Jethro Tull32Thick As A Brick (250th)23,405
United States118Steely Dan16Aja (227th)23,140
United States119Paul Simon20Graceland (121st)23,025
United States120Ramones20Ramones (157th)22,729
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