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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 Kingdom121Deep Purple50Machine Head (236th)23,652
United States122Ramones20Ramones (161st)23,559
United Kingdom123Elton John44Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (203rd)23,025
Canada124The Band18The Band (207th)22,853
United Kingdom125Peter Gabriel23So (263rd)22,331
United Kingdom126Paul McCartney40Band On The Run (278th)21,910
United States127Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band18Trout Mask Replica (178th)21,696
United States128Creedence Clearwater Revival13Cosmo's Factory (246th)21,640
Germany129Kraftwerk15Trans-Europe Express (269th)21,234
United States130Johnny Cash99At Folsom Prison (235th)21,066
United Kingdom131The Zombies13Odessey And Oracle (103rd)20,954
United Kingdom132New Order20Power, Corruption And Lies (303rd)20,849
United States133Joanna Newsom7Ys (194th)20,770
United States134The Black Keys9Brothers (281st)20,664
United Kingdom135The Police12Synchronicity (258th)20,468
United States136Beach House6Teen Dream (225th)20,067
United States137OutKast7Aquemini (330th)20,018
United Kingdom138Manic Street Preachers15The Holy Bible (288th)19,971
United Kingdom139Porcupine Tree30Fear Of A Blank Planet (407th)19,865
United States140Alice In Chains12Dirt (190th)19,859
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