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Top-ranked artists

The top-ranked artists that appear most prominently in over 24,000 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 (50th)79,345
United States22Neutral Milk Hotel4In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (17th)76,586
United States23Miles Davis86Kind Of Blue (36th)73,732
United Kingdom24Oasis12(What's The Story) Morning Glory? (41st)68,870
United States25The Strokes5Is This It (24th)67,651
United Kingdom26Joy Division10Unknown Pleasures (39th)67,255
United States27Pearl Jam50Ten (37th)63,547
United States28Metallica16Master Of Puppets (87th)63,124
United States29The Smashing Pumpkins15Siamese Dream (60th)62,900
United Kingdom30Muse14Absolution (104th)62,284
United Kingdom31Coldplay14A Rush Of Blood To The Head (73rd)60,289
United Kingdom32Arctic Monkeys7Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not (44th)58,134
United Kingdom33The Cure28Disintegration (52nd)57,933
United States34Kanye West9My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (58th)57,678
United States35Talking Heads14Remain In Light (48th)57,332
Ireland36My Bloody Valentine8Loveless (27th)56,396
United Kingdom37King Crimson52In The Court Of The Crimson King (41st)55,181
United Kingdom38Van Morrison45Astral Weeks (54th)54,010
United States39The Flaming Lips25The Soft Bulletin (82nd)53,853
United Kingdom40Queen37A Night At The Opera (68th)53,563
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