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Top-ranked artists

The top-ranked artists that appear most prominently in over 30,000 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 States141Alice In Chains12Dirt (200th)21,146
United Kingdom142Bryan Ferry36For Your Pleasure (460th)20,556
United States143Swans32To Be Kind (472nd)20,479
United States144Grateful Dead129American Beauty (239th)20,255
United Kingdom145Pulp10Different Class (167th)20,018
United States146Slint2Spiderland (119th)19,777
United States147Soundgarden12Superunknown (181st)19,738
United States148Wu-Tang Clan9Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) (123rd)19,661
United Kingdom149George Harrison18All Things Must Pass (149th)19,252
United States150The Replacements10Let It Be (228th)19,090
United States151The Shins5Chutes Too Narrow (298th)19,035
United States152Eagles15Hotel California (202nd)18,633
United States153Madonna21Ray Of Light (494th)18,582
United Kingdom154Cocteau Twins17Heaven Or Las Vegas (335th)18,437
United Kingdom155Richard David James27Selected Ambient Works 85-92 (300th)18,191
United States156Mark Kozelek23Benji (497th)18,066
United States157System Of A Down5Toxicity (257th)17,809
United States158Frank Ocean4Channel ORANGE (234th)17,749
United States159DJ Shadow10Endtroducing..... (139th)17,573
United Kingdom160Supertramp16Crime Of The Century (283rd)17,397
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