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Top-ranked artists

The top-ranked artists that appear most prominently in over 16,000 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.26Automatic For The People (46th)63,151
United Kingdom22Oasis12(What's The Story) Morning Glory? (37th)58,391
United States23Neutral Milk Hotel4In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (17th)56,060
United States24Pearl Jam33Ten (34th)54,063
United Kingdom25Joy Division11Unknown Pleasures (38th)53,668
United States26The Strokes5Is This It (26th)52,019
United Kingdom27Coldplay12A Rush Of Blood To The Head (68th)51,950
United States28Metallica15Master Of Puppets (83rd)50,559
United States29Miles Davis71Kind Of Blue (43rd)50,340
United States30The Smashing Pumpkins15Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness (65th)48,817
United Kingdom31Muse13Absolution (98th)47,994
United Kingdom32The Cure29Disintegration (55th)45,285
Ireland33My Bloody Valentine10Loveless (31st)44,719
United Kingdom34Queen26A Night At The Opera (60th)44,604
United Kingdom35Arctic Monkeys7Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not (45th)43,890
United States36The Flaming Lips23The Soft Bulletin (77th)43,654
United States37The White Stripes7Elephant (51st)43,445
United States38Talking Heads14Remain In Light (55th)42,978
United States39Red Hot Chili Peppers16Blood Sugar Sex Magik (95th)42,204
United Kingdom40Van Morrison40Astral Weeks (58th)40,941
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