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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 (48th)76,542
United States22Neutral Milk Hotel4In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (17th)70,686
United States23Miles Davis82Kind Of Blue (37th)69,026
United Kingdom24Oasis12(What's The Story) Morning Glory? (40th)66,858
United States25The Strokes5Is This It (24th)64,612
United Kingdom26Joy Division11Unknown Pleasures (39th)64,298
United States27Pearl Jam42Ten (36th)60,849
United States28Metallica15Master Of Puppets (88th)60,349
United Kingdom29Muse14Absolution (101st)59,745
United States30The Smashing Pumpkins16Siamese Dream (59th)59,724
United Kingdom31Coldplay14A Rush Of Blood To The Head (74th)57,477
United Kingdom32Arctic Monkeys7Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not (44th)55,586
United States33Talking Heads14Remain In Light (50th)54,543
United Kingdom34The Cure29Disintegration (56th)53,887
Ireland35My Bloody Valentine8Loveless (28th)53,384
United States36Kanye West9My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (61st)52,390
United Kingdom37Queen34A Night At The Opera (67th)51,886
United States38The Flaming Lips25The Soft Bulletin (83rd)51,400
United Kingdom39King Crimson51In The Court Of The Crimson King (41st)50,902
United Kingdom40Van Morrison43Astral Weeks (52nd)50,864
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