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Top-ranked artists

The top-ranked artists that appear most prominently in over 20,000 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)72,312
United States22Neutral Milk Hotel4In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (17th)65,128
United Kingdom23Oasis12(What's The Story) Morning Glory? (37th)64,461
United States24Miles Davis75Kind Of Blue (38th)62,811
United States25The Strokes5Is This It (24th)59,877
United Kingdom26Joy Division11Unknown Pleasures (39th)59,715
United States27Pearl Jam34Ten (36th)57,995
United Kingdom28Coldplay13A Rush Of Blood To The Head (66th)56,682
United States29Metallica15Master Of Puppets (87th)56,627
United Kingdom30Muse14Absolution (98th)56,145
United States31The Smashing Pumpkins16Siamese Dream (61st)55,792
Ireland32My Bloody Valentine8Loveless (27th)51,899
United Kingdom33Arctic Monkeys7Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not (43rd)51,209
United Kingdom34The Cure28Disintegration (54th)50,177
United States35The Flaming Lips24The Soft Bulletin (81st)49,642
United States36Talking Heads14Remain In Light (53rd)49,558
United Kingdom37Queen29A Night At The Opera (63rd)49,011
United Kingdom38Van Morrison42Astral Weeks (51st)47,618
United States39The White Stripes7Elephant (57th)47,308
United States40Red Hot Chili Peppers16Blood Sugar Sex Magik (100th)46,158
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