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Top-ranked artists

The top-ranked artists that appear most prominently in over 14,000 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.25Automatic For The People (43rd)58,223
United Kingdom22Oasis13(What's The Story) Morning Glory? (36th)54,352
United States23Pearl Jam32Ten (34th)50,269
United States24Neutral Milk Hotel5In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (18th)49,583
United States25The Strokes5Is This It (25th)48,839
United Kingdom26Joy Division11Unknown Pleasures (37th)48,807
United Kingdom27Coldplay12A Rush Of Blood To The Head (65th)47,246
United States28Metallica15Master Of Puppets (84th)46,420
United Kingdom29Muse13Absolution (93rd)45,357
United States30Miles Davis69Kind Of Blue (45th)44,273
United States31The Smashing Pumpkins15Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness (68th)44,179
United Kingdom32Queen26A Night At The Opera (56th)41,197
United States33The White Stripes7Elephant (48th)41,069
Ireland34My Bloody Valentine11Loveless (31st)40,697
United States35Red Hot Chili Peppers15Blood Sugar Sex Magik (90th)40,036
United States36The Flaming Lips19The Soft Bulletin (75th)39,754
United Kingdom37The Cure28Disintegration (57th)39,465
United Kingdom38Van Morrison38Astral Weeks (51st)38,809
United Kingdom39Arctic Monkeys7Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not (47th)38,729
United States40Talking Heads14Remain in Light (60th)38,596
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