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Top-ranked artists

The top-ranked artists that appear most prominently in over 22,000 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)75,112
United States22Neutral Milk Hotel4In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (17th)68,695
United Kingdom23Oasis12(What's The Story) Morning Glory? (40th)66,279
United States24Miles Davis79Kind Of Blue (39th)65,808
United States25The Strokes5Is This It (24th)62,897
United Kingdom26Joy Division11Unknown Pleasures (38th)62,720
United States27Pearl Jam38Ten (36th)60,126
United States28Metallica15Master Of Puppets (88th)58,706
United Kingdom29Muse14Absolution (100th)58,506
United States30The Smashing Pumpkins16Siamese Dream (60th)57,643
United Kingdom31Coldplay14A Rush Of Blood To The Head (70th)57,086
United Kingdom32Arctic Monkeys7Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not (44th)53,971
United States33Talking Heads14Remain In Light (50th)52,887
Ireland34My Bloody Valentine8Loveless (27th)52,754
United Kingdom35The Cure29Disintegration (56th)52,255
United Kingdom36Queen34A Night At The Opera (62nd)51,778
United States37The Flaming Lips25The Soft Bulletin (83rd)50,750
United Kingdom38King Crimson48In The Court Of The Crimson King (41st)49,875
United Kingdom39Van Morrison43Astral Weeks (54th)49,075
United States40Kanye West9My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (68th)48,397
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