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Top-ranked artists

The top-ranked artists that appear most prominently in over 17,000 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)64,049
United Kingdom22Oasis12(What's The Story) Morning Glory? (37th)58,669
United States23Neutral Milk Hotel4In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (17th)56,319
United Kingdom24Joy Division11Unknown Pleasures (38th)53,932
United States25Pearl Jam33Ten (34th)53,729
United States26The Strokes5Is This It (26th)52,617
United Kingdom27Coldplay13A Rush Of Blood To The Head (66th)52,542
United States28Metallica15Master Of Puppets (83rd)51,044
United States29Miles Davis72Kind Of Blue (43rd)50,752
United States30The Smashing Pumpkins15Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness (65th)49,272
United Kingdom31Muse13Absolution (94th)48,805
United Kingdom32The Cure28Disintegration (55th)45,958
Ireland33My Bloody Valentine12Loveless (29th)45,253
United Kingdom34Arctic Monkeys7Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not (44th)45,082
United Kingdom35Queen27A Night At The Opera (59th)45,038
United States36The Flaming Lips23The Soft Bulletin (79th)44,048
United States37The White Stripes7Elephant (50th)43,830
United States38Talking Heads14Remain In Light (56th)43,324
United States39Red Hot Chili Peppers16Blood Sugar Sex Magik (97th)42,304
United Kingdom40Van Morrison40Astral Weeks (57th)41,332
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