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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 Kingdom121Deep Purple51Machine Head (239th)23,833
United States122Ramones20Ramones (163rd)23,768
United Kingdom123Elton John45Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (206th)23,600
Canada124The Band18The Band (207th)23,190
United Kingdom125Peter Gabriel23So (267th)22,436
United States126Creedence Clearwater Revival14Cosmo's Factory (243rd)22,377
United Kingdom127Paul McCartney40Band On The Run (287th)22,161
United States128Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band22Trout Mask Replica (180th)22,132
Germany129Kraftwerk18Trans-Europe Express (270th)21,764
United Kingdom130New Order21Power, Corruption And Lies (301st)21,483
United States131Joanna Newsom7Ys (197th)21,443
United States132Johnny Cash100At Folsom Prison (240th)21,303
United States133Beach House7Teen Dream (220th)21,232
United Kingdom134The Zombies13Odessey And Oracle (107th)21,148
United States135The Black Keys9Brothers (275th)21,137
United States136OutKast7Stankonia (327th)20,956
United States137Alice In Chains12Dirt (191st)20,805
United Kingdom138The Police12Synchronicity (261st)20,736
United States139A Tribe Called Quest9The Low End Theory (187th)20,250
United Kingdom140Porcupine Tree30Fear Of A Blank Planet (411th)20,210
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