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Top-ranked artists

The top-ranked artists that appear most prominently in over 23,000 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 (49th)78,277
United States22Neutral Milk Hotel4In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (18th)72,327
United States23Miles Davis84Kind Of Blue (37th)70,734
United Kingdom24Oasis12(What's The Story) Morning Glory? (40th)68,147
United States25The Strokes5Is This It (24th)66,297
United Kingdom26Joy Division11Unknown Pleasures (39th)65,758
United States27Pearl Jam47Ten (36th)62,748
United States28The Smashing Pumpkins15Siamese Dream (60th)61,368
United States29Metallica15Master Of Puppets (89th)61,337
United Kingdom30Muse14Absolution (102nd)61,111
United Kingdom31Coldplay14A Rush Of Blood To The Head (73rd)59,048
United Kingdom32Arctic Monkeys7Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not (44th)56,737
United States33Talking Heads14Remain In Light (48th)56,190
United Kingdom34The Cure29Disintegration (53rd)55,771
United States35Kanye West9My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (58th)54,531
Ireland36My Bloody Valentine8Loveless (28th)54,478
United Kingdom37King Crimson51In The Court Of The Crimson King (41st)53,090
United Kingdom38Van Morrison43Astral Weeks (54th)52,615
United Kingdom39Queen35A Night At The Opera (69th)52,435
United States40The Flaming Lips25The Soft Bulletin (83rd)52,420
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