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Top-ranked artists

The top-ranked artists that appear most prominently in over 27,000 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)82,837
United States22Neutral Milk Hotel4In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (18th)79,207
United States23Miles Davis86Kind Of Blue (37th)79,122
United Kingdom24Joy Division12Unknown Pleasures (36th)73,038
United States25The Strokes5Is This It (24th)72,325
United Kingdom26Oasis12(What's The Story) Morning Glory? (41st)70,898
United States27Metallica17Master Of Puppets (88th)66,705
United States28The Smashing Pumpkins15Siamese Dream (60th)65,678
United States29Pearl Jam52Ten (40th)65,110
United Kingdom30Muse14Absolution (111th)65,065
United States31Kanye West9My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (55th)64,841
United Kingdom32Coldplay14A Rush Of Blood To The Head (74th)63,656
United Kingdom33Arctic Monkeys7Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not (43rd)62,671
United Kingdom34The Cure29Disintegration (52nd)62,641
United States35Talking Heads14Remain In Light (49th)61,751
United Kingdom36King Crimson55In The Court Of The Crimson King (38th)61,368
Ireland37My Bloody Valentine8Loveless (26th)61,272
United States38The Flaming Lips26The Soft Bulletin (83rd)57,291
United Kingdom39Van Morrison45Astral Weeks (54th)56,780
United Kingdom40Queen43A Night At The Opera (69th)56,484
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