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Top-ranked artists

The top-ranked artists that appear most prominently in over 23,000 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 Kingdom1The Beatles59Revolver (3rd)569,478
United Kingdom2Radiohead19OK Computer (1st)443,738
United Kingdom3Pink Floyd29The Dark Side Of The Moon (2nd)349,733
United Kingdom4Led Zeppelin19Led Zeppelin IV (9th)221,191
United States5Bob Dylan59Highway 61 Revisited (20th)218,279
United Kingdom6David Bowie48The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars (17th)175,774
Canada7Arcade Fire5Funeral (10th)153,733
United States8Nirvana14Nevermind (7th)147,925
United Kingdom9The Rolling Stones60Exile On Main St. (29th)146,249
United States10The Velvet Underground16The Velvet Underground And Nico (8th)130,222
United States11Pixies13Doolittle (19th)101,670
United Kingdom12The Clash16London Calling (12th)100,389
United Kingdom13The Smiths13The Queen Is Dead (22nd)100,164
United States14The Beach Boys50Pet Sounds (13th)97,131
Ireland15U226The Joshua Tree (32nd)96,822
United Kingdom16The Who31Who's Next (26th)96,344
United States17Jimi Hendrix47Are You Experienced (31st)86,562
United States18Bruce Springsteen32Born To Run (42nd)84,976
Canada19Neil Young58After The Gold Rush (77th)84,754
United States20The Doors28The Doors (25th)79,618
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