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Top-ranked artists

The top-ranked artists that appear most prominently in over 36,000 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.33Automatic For The People (56th)96,576
United States22Miles Davis98Kind Of Blue (38th)96,229
United States23Neutral Milk Hotel6In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (17th)92,558
United States24Kanye West10My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (46th)87,127
United Kingdom25Joy Division12Unknown Pleasures (33rd)86,436
United States26Kendrick Lamar9To Pimp A Butterfly (54th)85,659
United States27The Strokes5Is This It (24th)85,480
United States28Talking Heads15Remain In Light (40th)81,249
United Kingdom29Oasis12(What's The Story) Morning Glory? (43rd)80,798
United Kingdom30The Cure32Disintegration (44th)78,978
United States31The Smashing Pumpkins19Siamese Dream (60th)77,612
United States32Metallica19Master Of Puppets (91st)77,283
United Kingdom33King Crimson66In The Court Of The Crimson King (34th)76,444
United Kingdom34Arctic Monkeys9Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not (45th)75,645
Ireland35My Bloody Valentine9Loveless (25th)73,723
United States36Sufjan Stevens15Illinois (55th)73,504
United States37Pearl Jam70Ten (41st)72,823
United Kingdom38Muse14Absolution (120th)70,880
United Kingdom39Coldplay16A Rush Of Blood To The Head (79th)70,070
United Kingdom40Fleetwood Mac33Rumours (32nd)69,972
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