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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 (48th)71,677
United States22Neutral Milk Hotel4In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (17th)64,031
United Kingdom23Oasis12(What's The Story) Morning Glory? (38th)63,355
United States24Miles Davis73Kind Of Blue (39th)61,124
United Kingdom25Joy Division11Unknown Pleasures (37th)59,719
United States26The Strokes5Is This It (24th)59,016
United States27Pearl Jam34Ten (35th)57,619
United States28Metallica15Master Of Puppets (87th)56,333
United States29The Smashing Pumpkins16Siamese Dream (61st)56,061
United Kingdom30Muse14Absolution (98th)55,755
United Kingdom31Coldplay13A Rush Of Blood To The Head (68th)55,609
Ireland32My Bloody Valentine8Loveless (27th)51,488
United Kingdom33The Cure28Disintegration (55th)50,118
United Kingdom34Arctic Monkeys7Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not (43rd)49,986
United States35The Flaming Lips24The Soft Bulletin (80th)49,227
United States36Talking Heads14Remain In Light (53rd)48,982
United Kingdom37Queen29A Night At The Opera (63rd)48,610
United States38The White Stripes7Elephant (57th)47,422
United Kingdom39Van Morrison41Astral Weeks (52nd)47,032
United States40Red Hot Chili Peppers16Blood Sugar Sex Magik (97th)46,428
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