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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 Kingdom101Belle And Sebastian15If You're Feeling Sinister (122nd)34,684
Canada102Leonard Cohen26Songs Of Leonard Cohen (171st)33,943
United Kingdom103Iron Maiden29The Number Of The Beast (261st)33,902
104Nine Inch Nails19The Downward Spiral (158th)33,274
United Kingdom105Massive Attack10Mezzanine (146th)32,944
United Kingdom106Elvis Costello32This Year's Model (272nd)32,851
United States107The Stooges12Fun House (194th)32,611
Germany108Can22Tago Mago (164th)32,510
United Kingdom109Brian Eno46Another Green World (182nd)31,480
United States110Nas15Illmatic (83rd)31,286
United States111Beastie Boys14Paul's Boutique (175th)31,117
United States112Beach House8Teen Dream (195th)30,989
United States113The Killers9Hot Fuss (136th)30,198
United Kingdom114PJ Harvey11Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea (329th)29,873
United States115Eminem14The Marshall Mathers LP (185th)29,558
United Kingdom116Deep Purple55Machine Head (236th)29,271
United States117Paul Simon21Graceland (126th)29,213
United Kingdom118Dire Straits13Brothers In Arms (229th)29,028
United Kingdom119Sex Pistols13Never Mind The Bollocks, Here's The Sex Pistols (84th)28,714
United States120Steely Dan18Aja (226th)28,566
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