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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)
United States101Foo Fighters12The Colour And The Shape (211th)18,781
United Kingdom102Iron Maiden23The Number Of The Beast (269th)18,691
United States103The Killers7Hot Fuss (127th)18,651
Canada104Leonard Cohen17Songs Of Leonard Cohen (183rd)18,604
Canada105The Band16The Band (180th)18,599
Australia106Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds19The Boatman's Call (433rd)18,234
United States107Paul Simon19Graceland (117th)17,964
United Kingdom108P.J. Harvey10Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea (288th)17,882
United Kingdom109Dire Straits12Brothers In Arms (206th)17,785
United States110Steely Dan15Aja (217th)17,763
United Kingdom111Talk Talk11Laughing Stock (202nd)17,663
United Kingdom112Gorillaz7Demon Days (144th)17,536
United States113Eminem11The Marshall Mathers LP (172nd)17,433
United States114Nas11Illmatic (94th)17,417
United Kingdom115Elton John40Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (188th)17,289
Canada116Godspeed You! Black Emperor5Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas To Heaven (174th)17,127
United States117Charles Mingus21The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady (165th)17,023
United Kingdom118Brian Eno38Another Green World (226th)16,745
United Kingdom119Deep Purple29Machine Head (239th)16,719
United Kingdom120Manic Street Preachers15The Holy Bible (270th)15,939
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