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Top-ranked artists

The top-ranked artists that appear most prominently in over 37,000 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 States81Marvin Gaye31What's Going On (61st)40,555
82Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds24The Boatman's Call (384th)40,334
United States83Pavement14Slanted And Enchanted (157th)40,259
United States84Interpol7Turn On The Bright Lights (85th)39,824
United States85LCD Soundsystem8Sound Of Silver (116th)39,392
United States86Tool7Lateralus (165th)39,182
Canada87Godspeed You! Black Emperor7Lift Yr. Skinny Fists Like Antennas To Heaven (108th)39,068
United Kingdom88Depeche Mode39Violator (132nd)38,790
United States89Fleet Foxes5Fleet Foxes (111th)38,734
United States90Lou Reed35Transformer (117th)38,579
United States91Elliott Smith9Either/Or (148th)37,804
United States92Vampire Weekend4Modern Vampires Of The City (161st)36,236
United Kingdom93John Lennon26John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band (123rd)36,029
Jamaica94Bob Marley33Legend (246th)36,006
United States95Charles Mingus38The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady (137th)35,862
United Kingdom96Gorillaz9Demon Days (124th)35,778
France97Daft Punk10Discovery (149th)35,155
United Kingdom98Talk Talk13Spirit Of Eden (176th)35,000
United States99Rage Against The Machine5Rage Against The Machine (97th)34,879
United States100Love15Forever Changes (71st)34,844
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