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Top-ranked artists

The top-ranked artists that appear most prominently in over 19,000 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 Beatles44Revolver (3rd)509,513
United Kingdom2Radiohead19OK Computer (1st)388,406
United Kingdom3Pink Floyd27The Dark Side Of The Moon (2nd)311,507
United Kingdom4Led Zeppelin19Led Zeppelin IV (8th)201,299
United States5Bob Dylan57Highway 61 Revisited (20th)196,311
United Kingdom6David Bowie44The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars (19th)142,797
Canada7Arcade Fire6Funeral (9th)136,172
United States8Nirvana14Nevermind (7th)132,673
United Kingdom9The Rolling Stones54Exile On Main St. (27th)132,223
United States10The Velvet Underground15The Velvet Underground And Nico (10th)117,743
United Kingdom11The Clash15London Calling (12th)91,515
Ireland12U224The Joshua Tree (32nd)90,500
United States13Pixies11Doolittle (18th)90,075
United Kingdom14The Who29Who's Next (25th)89,141
United Kingdom15The Smiths13The Queen Is Dead (22nd)87,780
United States16The Beach Boys48Pet Sounds (13th)86,534
United States17Jimi Hendrix39Are You Experienced (30th)78,667
United States18Bruce Springsteen31Born To Run (41st)76,360
Canada19Neil Young54After The Gold Rush (76th)75,571
United States20The Doors22The Doors (24th)72,476
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