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Top-ranked artists

The top-ranked artists that appear most prominently in over 16,000 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)463,193
United Kingdom2Radiohead17OK Computer (1st)344,057
United Kingdom3Pink Floyd23The Dark Side Of The Moon (2nd)273,054
United Kingdom4Led Zeppelin19Led Zeppelin IV (7th)180,374
United States5Bob Dylan56Highway 61 Revisited (18th)177,720
United Kingdom6David Bowie44The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars (20th)126,798
Canada7Arcade Fire5Funeral (10th)123,267
United States8Nirvana17Nevermind (6th)122,063
United Kingdom9The Rolling Stones52Exile On Main St. (30th)119,316
United States10The Velvet Underground15The Velvet Underground And Nico (11th)103,513
Ireland11U223The Joshua Tree (32nd)84,472
United Kingdom12The Clash14London Calling (12th)83,133
United Kingdom13The Who28Who's Next (24th)81,182
United States14Pixies11Doolittle (19th)79,595
United States15The Beach Boys48Pet Sounds (13th)77,494
United Kingdom16The Smiths13The Queen Is Dead (22nd)76,912
United States17Jimi Hendrix36Are You Experienced (29th)71,936
United States18Bruce Springsteen30Born To Run (42nd)68,471
Canada19Neil Young53After The Gold Rush (74th)68,122
United States20The Doors22The Doors (25th)65,046
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