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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 (49th)79,017
United States22Neutral Milk Hotel4In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (17th)74,200
United States23Miles Davis85Kind Of Blue (36th)72,743
United Kingdom24Oasis12(What's The Story) Morning Glory? (40th)68,680
United States25The Strokes6Is This It (24th)67,907
United Kingdom26Joy Division11Unknown Pleasures (39th)66,380
United States27Pearl Jam50Ten (37th)63,626
United States28Metallica15Master Of Puppets (86th)62,845
United States29The Smashing Pumpkins15Siamese Dream (60th)62,224
United Kingdom30Muse14Absolution (103rd)61,998
United Kingdom31Coldplay14A Rush Of Blood To The Head (72nd)60,295
United Kingdom32Arctic Monkeys7Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not (44th)57,681
United Kingdom33The Cure28Disintegration (53rd)56,855
United States34Talking Heads14Remain In Light (51st)56,455
United States35Kanye West9My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (58th)56,366
Ireland36My Bloody Valentine8Loveless (28th)55,342
United Kingdom37King Crimson51In The Court Of The Crimson King (41st)54,200
United Kingdom38Van Morrison44Astral Weeks (54th)53,489
United Kingdom39Queen37A Night At The Opera (68th)53,471
United States40The Flaming Lips25The Soft Bulletin (82nd)53,362
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