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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 Kingdom141Pulp10Different Class (164th)18,981
United States142A Tribe Called Quest9The Low End Theory (191st)18,569
United Kingdom143Bryan Ferry36For Your Pleasure (458th)18,564
United States144Swans31The Seer (483rd)18,553
United States145Grateful Dead94American Beauty (238th)18,334
United States146Wu-Tang Clan8Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) (121st)18,326
United States147The Replacements10Let It Be (218th)18,083
United States148The Shins5Chutes Too Narrow (283rd)18,036
United States149Soundgarden12Superunknown (188th)17,814
United Kingdom150George Harrison18All Things Must Pass (154th)17,517
United States151Slint2Spiderland (126th)17,465
United States152System Of A Down5Toxicity (245th)17,175
United States153Eagles14Hotel California (198th)16,941
United Kingdom154Richard David James26Selected Ambient Works 85-92 (289th)16,594
United States155Madonna20Ray Of Light (497th)16,357
United Kingdom156Cocteau Twins16Heaven Or Las Vegas (359th)16,304
United States157Elvis Presley97Elvis Presley (415th)16,133
United States158Dream Theater28Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes From A Memory (451st)16,062
United States159DJ Shadow10Endtroducing..... (141st)16,056
United Kingdom160Supertramp16Crime Of The Century (284th)16,011
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