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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 States101Rage Against The Machine5Rage Against The Machine (97th)34,297
Canada102Leonard Cohen25Songs Of Leonard Cohen (171st)33,557
United Kingdom103Iron Maiden28The Number Of The Beast (264th)33,162
United Kingdom104Massive Attack10Mezzanine (147th)32,590
105Nine Inch Nails19The Downward Spiral (159th)32,516
United States106The Stooges12Fun House (193rd)32,420
United Kingdom107Elvis Costello32This Year's Model (278th)32,294
Germany108Can22Tago Mago (163rd)32,150
United Kingdom109Brian Eno46Another Green World (182nd)31,066
United States110Nas15Illmatic (85th)30,909
United States111Beastie Boys14Paul's Boutique (176th)30,501
United States112The Killers9Hot Fuss (133rd)30,268
United States113Beach House8Teen Dream (196th)29,755
United Kingdom114Deep Purple53Machine Head (232nd)29,402
United States115Eminem14The Marshall Mathers LP (185th)29,195
United Kingdom116PJ Harvey11Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea (331st)29,134
United States117Steely Dan18Aja (221st)29,001
United States118Paul Simon21Graceland (126th)28,650
United Kingdom119Sex Pistols10Never Mind The Bollocks, Here's The Sex Pistols (84th)28,473
United Kingdom120Dire Straits13Brothers In Arms (233rd)28,282
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