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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 (46th)69,063
United Kingdom22Oasis12(What's The Story) Morning Glory? (37th)61,702
United States23Neutral Milk Hotel5In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (17th)61,210
United Kingdom24Joy Division11Unknown Pleasures (38th)57,622
United States25Miles Davis72Kind Of Blue (40th)56,107
United States26Pearl Jam34Ten (35th)55,956
United States27The Strokes5Is This It (26th)55,247
United Kingdom28Coldplay14A Rush Of Blood To The Head (68th)54,065
United Kingdom29Muse14Absolution (95th)53,660
United States30Metallica15Master Of Puppets (87th)53,270
United States31The Smashing Pumpkins16Siamese Dream (66th)52,778
Ireland32My Bloody Valentine10Loveless (28th)49,074
United Kingdom33The Cure28Disintegration (54th)48,155
United Kingdom34Queen29A Night At The Opera (61st)47,211
United Kingdom35Arctic Monkeys7Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not (44th)47,123
United States36The Flaming Lips24The Soft Bulletin (81st)46,512
United States37Talking Heads14Remain In Light (55th)46,291
United States38The White Stripes7Elephant (56th)45,374
United Kingdom39Van Morrison41Astral Weeks (52nd)45,135
United States40Red Hot Chili Peppers16Blood Sugar Sex Magik (100th)44,204
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