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Top-ranked artists

The top-ranked artists that appear most prominently in over 17,000 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 (46th)65,258
United Kingdom22Oasis12(What's The Story) Morning Glory? (37th)59,343
United States23Neutral Milk Hotel4In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (17th)56,932
United Kingdom24Joy Division11Unknown Pleasures (38th)54,932
United States25Pearl Jam34Ten (34th)54,195
United Kingdom26Coldplay13A Rush Of Blood To The Head (64th)53,138
United States27The Strokes5Is This It (26th)52,283
United States28Miles Davis72Kind Of Blue (43rd)52,033
United States29Metallica15Master Of Puppets (83rd)51,476
United Kingdom30Muse13Absolution (98th)49,379
United States31The Smashing Pumpkins16Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness (66th)49,273
United Kingdom32The Cure28Disintegration (54th)46,684
Ireland33My Bloody Valentine11Loveless (29th)45,855
United Kingdom34Queen28A Night At The Opera (59th)45,651
United States35The Flaming Lips24The Soft Bulletin (80th)44,892
United Kingdom36Arctic Monkeys7Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not (44th)44,866
United States37The White Stripes7Elephant (52nd)44,372
United States38Talking Heads14Remain In Light (55th)44,130
United States39Red Hot Chili Peppers16Blood Sugar Sex Magik (95th)42,602
United Kingdom40Van Morrison40Astral Weeks (57th)42,236
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