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Top-ranked artists

The top-ranked artists that appear most prominently in over 28,000 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 States101The Stooges8Fun House (188th)28,157
Canada102Leonard Cohen25Songs Of Leonard Cohen (176th)28,117
United States103Nine Inch Nails17The Downward Spiral (162nd)28,054
United Kingdom104Elvis Costello31This Year's Model (264th)27,879
United States105Beastie Boys14Paul's Boutique (171st)27,797
United Kingdom106Massive Attack10Mezzanine (152nd)27,754
United Kingdom107Gorillaz8Demon Days (136th)27,640
United Kingdom108Iron Maiden27The Number Of The Beast (265th)27,363
Germany109Can22Tago Mago (169th)26,950
United States110Nas13Illmatic (87th)26,802
United Kingdom111Sex Pistols9Never Mind The Bollocks, Here's The Sex Pistols (77th)26,434
United States112Eminem12The Marshall Mathers LP (175th)26,323
United Kingdom113Brian Eno43Another Green World (201st)26,257
United States114The Killers8Hot Fuss (135th)25,708
United Kingdom115P.J. Harvey11Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea (314th)25,453
United Kingdom116Jethro Tull33Thick As A Brick (258th)24,824
United Kingdom117Dire Straits13Brothers In Arms (223rd)24,741
United States118Steely Dan16Aja (226th)24,729
United States119Paul Simon20Graceland (127th)24,656
United States120Foo Fighters14The Colour And The Shape (242nd)24,059
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