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Top-ranked artists

The top-ranked artists that appear most prominently in over 31,000 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 Kingdom101Gorillaz8Demon Days (132nd)30,949
Canada102Leonard Cohen25Songs Of Leonard Cohen (177th)30,245
United States103The Stooges9Fun House (191st)30,229
United Kingdom104Elvis Costello31This Year's Model (280th)30,147
United Kingdom105Massive Attack10Mezzanine (150th)30,069
United States106Beastie Boys14Paul's Boutique (171st)29,404
United Kingdom107Iron Maiden28The Number Of The Beast (266th)29,372
United States108Nine Inch Nails18The Downward Spiral (169th)28,994
Germany109Can22Tago Mago (174th)28,953
United Kingdom110Brian Eno44Another Green World (194th)28,582
United States111Nas13Illmatic (85th)28,092
United States112The Killers9Hot Fuss (134th)27,709
United States113Eminem13The Marshall Mathers LP (186th)27,531
United Kingdom114P.J. Harvey11Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea (315th)27,378
United Kingdom115Sex Pistols10Never Mind The Bollocks, Here's The Sex Pistols (81st)27,297
United States116Steely Dan17Aja (223rd)27,095
United States117Paul Simon20Graceland (126th)26,787
United Kingdom118Dire Straits13Brothers In Arms (229th)26,256
United Kingdom119Deep Purple52Machine Head (238th)26,154
United States120Foo Fighters14The Colour And The Shape (246th)25,955
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