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Top-ranked artists

The top-ranked artists that appear most prominently in over 19,000 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)70,684
United Kingdom22Oasis12(What's The Story) Morning Glory? (37th)62,832
United States23Neutral Milk Hotel5In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (17th)62,689
United States24Miles Davis72Kind Of Blue (39th)59,595
United Kingdom25Joy Division11Unknown Pleasures (38th)58,678
United States26The Strokes5Is This It (24th)57,585
United States27Pearl Jam35Ten (35th)57,021
United States28Metallica15Master Of Puppets (88th)55,536
United Kingdom29Muse14Absolution (95th)55,358
United Kingdom30Coldplay13A Rush Of Blood To The Head (69th)55,078
United States31The Smashing Pumpkins16Siamese Dream (64th)54,530
Ireland32My Bloody Valentine8Loveless (29th)49,672
United Kingdom33The Cure28Disintegration (55th)49,378
United Kingdom34Arctic Monkeys7Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not (44th)48,924
United Kingdom35Queen29A Night At The Opera (61st)48,423
United States36Talking Heads14Remain In Light (53rd)48,211
United States37The Flaming Lips24The Soft Bulletin (81st)47,673
United States38The White Stripes7Elephant (56th)46,768
United Kingdom39Van Morrison41Astral Weeks (54th)46,035
United States40Red Hot Chili Peppers16Blood Sugar Sex Magik (100th)45,418
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