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Top-ranked artists

The top-ranked artists that appear most prominently in over 20,000 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 States21R.E.M.27Automatic For The People (47th)71,530
United Kingdom22Oasis12(What's The Story) Morning Glory? (37th)63,057
United States23Neutral Milk Hotel4In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (17th)63,032
United States24Miles Davis73Kind Of Blue (39th)60,992
United Kingdom25Joy Division11Unknown Pleasures (38th)59,128
United States26The Strokes5Is This It (24th)58,114
United States27Pearl Jam34Ten (35th)57,445
United States28Metallica15Master Of Puppets (87th)56,127
United States29The Smashing Pumpkins16Siamese Dream (62nd)55,733
United Kingdom30Muse14Absolution (96th)55,574
United Kingdom31Coldplay13A Rush Of Blood To The Head (66th)55,554
Ireland32My Bloody Valentine8Loveless (29th)50,546
United Kingdom33The Cure28Disintegration (55th)49,709
United Kingdom34Arctic Monkeys7Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not (44th)49,253
United Kingdom35Queen29A Night At The Opera (63rd)48,668
United States36Talking Heads14Remain In Light (53rd)48,657
United States37The Flaming Lips24The Soft Bulletin (80th)48,118
United States38The White Stripes7Elephant (56th)47,068
United Kingdom39Van Morrison41Astral Weeks (54th)46,562
United States40Red Hot Chili Peppers16Blood Sugar Sex Magik (99th)45,893
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