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Top-ranked artists

The top-ranked artists that appear most prominently in over 27,000 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 Kingdom101Elvis Costello31This Year's Model (262nd)27,735
United Kingdom102Massive Attack10Mezzanine (150th)27,588
United States103Beastie Boys14Paul's Boutique (168th)27,549
United States104Charles Mingus33The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady (147th)27,525
United States105The Stooges8Fun House (186th)27,481
Canada106Leonard Cohen25Songs Of Leonard Cohen (182nd)27,423
United Kingdom107Iron Maiden27The Number Of The Beast (268th)27,011
United Kingdom108Gorillaz8Demon Days (137th)26,883
United States109Eminem12The Marshall Mathers LP (173rd)26,466
United States110Nas13Illmatic (86th)26,413
Germany111Can19Tago Mago (170th)25,992
United Kingdom112Brian Eno43Another Green World (202nd)25,910
United Kingdom113Sex Pistols8Never Mind The Bollocks, Here's The Sex Pistols (77th)25,888
United Kingdom114P.J. Harvey11Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea (313th)25,319
United States115The Killers8Hot Fuss (136th)25,064
United Kingdom116Dire Straits13Brothers In Arms (224th)24,752
United Kingdom117Jethro Tull33Thick As A Brick (256th)24,569
United States118Steely Dan16Aja (220th)24,569
United States119Paul Simon20Graceland (124th)24,398
United States120Foo Fighters13The Colour And The Shape (241st)23,919
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