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Top-ranked artists

The top-ranked artists that appear most prominently in over 16,000 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.26Automatic For The People (46th)62,282
United Kingdom22Oasis12(What's The Story) Morning Glory? (36th)57,697
United States23Neutral Milk Hotel5In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (17th)55,526
United States24Pearl Jam33Ten (34th)53,355
United Kingdom25Joy Division11Unknown Pleasures (38th)52,078
United Kingdom26Coldplay12A Rush Of Blood To The Head (68th)51,452
United States27The Strokes5Is This It (26th)51,024
United States28Metallica15Master Of Puppets (84th)49,585
United States29Miles Davis71Kind Of Blue (43rd)49,540
United States30The Smashing Pumpkins15Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness (66th)48,507
United Kingdom31Muse13Absolution (95th)47,608
United Kingdom32Queen26A Night At The Opera (58th)44,403
Ireland33My Bloody Valentine10Loveless (31st)44,369
United Kingdom34The Cure29Disintegration (55th)43,620
United States35The White Stripes7Elephant (49th)43,593
United States36The Flaming Lips19The Soft Bulletin (76th)43,585
United Kingdom37Arctic Monkeys8Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not (45th)42,873
United States38Red Hot Chili Peppers16Blood Sugar Sex Magik (93rd)42,240
United States39Talking Heads14Remain In Light (59th)41,925
United Kingdom40Van Morrison40Astral Weeks (56th)40,567
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