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Top-ranked artists

The top-ranked artists that appear most prominently in over 36,000 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 States81Pavement14Slanted And Enchanted (155th)40,054
United Kingdom82Portishead5Dummy (81st)39,929
United States83Interpol7Turn On The Bright Lights (83rd)39,707
Australia84Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds23The Boatman's Call (380th)39,648
Canada85Godspeed You! Black Emperor7Lift Yr. Skinny Fists Like Antennas To Heaven (105th)38,986
United States86LCD Soundsystem8Sound Of Silver (117th)38,817
United States87Tool7Lateralus (166th)38,749
United Kingdom88Depeche Mode39Violator (131st)38,353
United States89Lou Reed34Transformer (115th)38,353
United States90Fleet Foxes5Fleet Foxes (111th)38,226
United States91Elliott Smith9Either/Or (150th)36,945
United Kingdom92John Lennon26John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band (124th)35,897
Jamaica93Bob Marley31Legend (244th)35,849
United Kingdom94Gorillaz9Demon Days (123rd)35,590
United States95Vampire Weekend4Modern Vampires Of The City (164th)35,569
United States96Charles Mingus38The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady (139th)34,864
France97Daft Punk10Discovery (151st)34,749
United Kingdom98Belle And Sebastian15If You're Feeling Sinister (122nd)34,466
United States99Love15Forever Changes (72nd)34,369
United Kingdom100Talk Talk13Spirit Of Eden (175th)34,340
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