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Top-ranked artists

The top-ranked artists that appear most prominently in over 28,000 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 (56th)84,494
United States22Miles Davis89Kind Of Blue (37th)81,797
United States23Neutral Milk Hotel6In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (18th)80,971
United Kingdom24Joy Division12Unknown Pleasures (36th)74,931
United States25The Strokes6Is This It (24th)73,664
United Kingdom26Oasis12(What's The Story) Morning Glory? (41st)72,632
United States27Metallica18Master Of Puppets (89th)68,537
United States28Kanye West9My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (53rd)68,281
United States29The Smashing Pumpkins16Siamese Dream (60th)66,968
United States30Pearl Jam56Ten (40th)66,760
United Kingdom31The Cure29Disintegration (50th)65,250
United Kingdom32Muse13Absolution (111th)64,883
United Kingdom33Coldplay16A Rush Of Blood To The Head (75th)64,842
United States34Talking Heads14Remain In Light (48th)64,150
United Kingdom35King Crimson55In The Court Of The Crimson King (38th)63,567
United Kingdom36Arctic Monkeys8Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not (43rd)63,422
Ireland37My Bloody Valentine8Loveless (26th)62,556
United States38Sufjan Stevens14Illinois (57th)59,526
United Kingdom39Van Morrison45Astral Weeks (55th)58,769
United Kingdom40Fleetwood Mac33Rumours (32nd)58,184
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