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Top-ranked artists

The top-ranked artists that appear most prominently in over 30,000 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 (55th)89,356
United States22Miles Davis92Kind Of Blue (37th)87,501
United States23Neutral Milk Hotel6In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (17th)84,363
United Kingdom24Joy Division12Unknown Pleasures (35th)77,931
United States25The Strokes5Is This It (24th)77,822
United Kingdom26Oasis12(What's The Story) Morning Glory? (41st)75,748
United States27Kanye West9My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (52nd)72,927
United States28Metallica19Master Of Puppets (91st)70,303
United States29The Smashing Pumpkins16Siamese Dream (60th)69,904
United Kingdom30The Cure31Disintegration (50th)69,334
United States31Pearl Jam60Ten (40th)68,764
United States32Talking Heads14Remain In Light (47th)68,299
United Kingdom33King Crimson56In The Court Of The Crimson King (36th)67,635
United Kingdom34Coldplay16A Rush Of Blood To The Head (75th)67,176
United Kingdom35Muse13Absolution (112th)66,776
United Kingdom36Arctic Monkeys8Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not (46th)66,460
Ireland37My Bloody Valentine8Loveless (26th)64,887
United States38Sufjan Stevens15Illinois (56th)64,706
United Kingdom39Fleetwood Mac33Rumours (32nd)62,391
United Kingdom40Van Morrison47Astral Weeks (57th)61,063
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