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Top-ranked artists

The top-ranked artists that appear most prominently in over 27,000 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 (167th)27,525
United Kingdom102Massive Attack10Mezzanine (150th)27,451
United Kingdom103Talk Talk13Spirit Of Eden (184th)27,383
United Kingdom104Iron Maiden27The Number Of The Beast (256th)27,367
Canada105Leonard Cohen25Songs Of Leonard Cohen (178th)27,314
United States106The Stooges8Fun House (186th)27,224
United States107Charles Mingus32The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady (149th)26,844
United Kingdom108Gorillaz8Demon Days (137th)26,450
United States109Nas13Illmatic (85th)26,214
United States110Eminem12The Marshall Mathers LP (172nd)26,193
United Kingdom111Sex Pistols8Never Mind The Bollocks, Here's The Sex Pistols (77th)25,866
United Kingdom112Brian Eno42Another Green World (202nd)25,715
Germany113Can19Tago Mago (174th)25,441
United Kingdom114P.J. Harvey11Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea (311th)25,176
United States115The Killers8Hot Fuss (135th)24,837
United Kingdom116Dire Straits13Brothers In Arms (222nd)24,578
United States117Steely Dan16Aja (219th)24,294
United Kingdom118Jethro Tull33Thick As A Brick (254th)24,268
United States119Paul Simon20Graceland (124th)24,179
United States120Foo Fighters13The Colour And The Shape (240th)23,759
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