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Top-ranked artists

The top-ranked artists that appear most prominently in over 21,000 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)73,264
United States22Neutral Milk Hotel4In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (17th)66,493
United Kingdom23Oasis12(What's The Story) Morning Glory? (37th)65,395
United States24Miles Davis78Kind Of Blue (39th)63,038
United Kingdom25Joy Division11Unknown Pleasures (38th)61,024
United States26The Strokes5Is This It (24th)60,644
United States27Pearl Jam34Ten (35th)59,145
United States28Metallica15Master Of Puppets (87th)57,624
United Kingdom29Muse14Absolution (98th)56,715
United States30The Smashing Pumpkins16Siamese Dream (61st)56,633
United Kingdom31Coldplay14A Rush Of Blood To The Head (69th)55,863
Ireland32My Bloody Valentine8Loveless (27th)52,401
United Kingdom33Arctic Monkeys7Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not (45th)51,448
United Kingdom34The Cure30Disintegration (56th)51,046
United Kingdom35Queen29A Night At The Opera (62nd)50,745
United States36Talking Heads14Remain In Light (53rd)50,487
United States37The Flaming Lips24The Soft Bulletin (82nd)50,166
United Kingdom38Van Morrison43Astral Weeks (52nd)48,160
United States39The White Stripes8Elephant (57th)47,536
United Kingdom40King Crimson47In The Court Of The Crimson King (42nd)47,466
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