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Top-ranked artists

The top-ranked artists that appear most prominently in over 20,000 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 Beatles49Revolver (3rd)517,407
United Kingdom2Radiohead17OK Computer (1st)395,774
United Kingdom3Pink Floyd27The Dark Side Of The Moon (2nd)317,513
United Kingdom4Led Zeppelin19Led Zeppelin IV (8th)203,436
United States5Bob Dylan58Highway 61 Revisited (19th)199,918
United Kingdom6David Bowie44The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars (20th)145,564
Canada7Arcade Fire5Funeral (9th)139,405
United States8Nirvana14Nevermind (6th)136,120
United Kingdom9The Rolling Stones55Exile On Main St. (28th)133,531
United States10The Velvet Underground15The Velvet Underground And Nico (10th)119,512
United Kingdom11The Clash15London Calling (12th)93,187
United States12Pixies11Doolittle (18th)91,719
Ireland13U224The Joshua Tree (32nd)91,520
United Kingdom14The Who29Who's Next (26th)90,197
United Kingdom15The Smiths13The Queen Is Dead (22nd)89,727
United States16The Beach Boys48Pet Sounds (13th)89,014
United States17Jimi Hendrix39Are You Experienced (30th)80,094
United States18Bruce Springsteen31Born To Run (41st)77,948
Canada19Neil Young55After The Gold Rush (76th)76,959
United States20The Doors22The Doors (25th)73,308
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