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Top-ranked artists from France

The top-ranked artists from France 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)
France1Daft Punk10Discovery (149th)35,190
France2Air11Moon Safari (224th)15,586
France3Phoenix7Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix (359th)10,673
France4M839Hurry Up, We're Dreaming (482nd)9,029
France5Serge Gainsbourg27Histoire De Melody Nelson (461st)8,440
France6Justice6† (Cross) (807th)3,803
France7Jean Michel Jarre26Oxygène (1,154th)3,555
France8Manu Chao5Clandestino (1,695th)1,915
France9Magma16Mekanïk Destruktïw Kommandöh (1,756th)1,900
France10Georges Brassens20Chante Les Chansons Poétiques no1 (4,759th)1,778
France11Alcest5Souvenirs d'un Autre Monde (2,875th)1,566
France12Françoise Hardy34Tous Les Garçons Et Les Filles (3,705th)1,526
France13Noir Désir10666.667 Club (3,483rd)1,505
France14Yann Tiersen15Amélie (2,773rd)1,498
France15Alain Bashung13Fantaisie Militaire (3,197th)1,437
France16Gojira6From Mars To Sirius (3,590th)1,133
France17Natural Snow Buildings25The Dance Of The Moon And The Sun (2,449th)1,055
France18Mano Negra6Puta's Fever (3,036th)1,027
France19Brigitte Fontaine13Comme À La Radio (3,417th)837
France20Melody's Echo Chamber2Melody's Echo Chamber (3,239th)739
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