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Top-ranked artists

The top-ranked artists that appear most prominently in over 15,000 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)450,837
United Kingdom2Radiohead16OK Computer (1st)334,094
United Kingdom3Pink Floyd23The Dark Side Of The Moon (2nd)263,955
United Kingdom4Led Zeppelin19Led Zeppelin IV (7th)176,249
United States5Bob Dylan56Highway 61 Revisited (18th)173,561
United Kingdom6David Bowie44The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars (20th)122,689
Canada7Arcade Fire5Funeral (10th)119,391
United States8Nirvana15Nevermind (6th)118,438
United Kingdom9The Rolling Stones51Exile On Main St. (28th)116,937
United States10The Velvet Underground15The Velvet Underground And Nico (11th)100,319
Ireland11U222The Joshua Tree (32nd)82,805
United Kingdom12The Clash14London Calling (12th)81,744
United Kingdom13The Who28Who's Next (24th)79,639
United States14Pixies11Doolittle (19th)77,187
United States15The Beach Boys48Pet Sounds (13th)75,974
United Kingdom16The Smiths13The Queen Is Dead (22nd)75,074
United States17Jimi Hendrix34Are You Experienced (29th)70,093
United States18Bruce Springsteen30Born To Run (42nd)67,072
Canada19Neil Young53After The Gold Rush (73rd)66,966
United States20The Doors22The Doors (25th)62,539
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