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Top-ranked artists

The top-ranked artists that appear most prominently in over 18,000 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)491,551
United Kingdom2Radiohead17OK Computer (1st)373,185
United Kingdom3Pink Floyd25The Dark Side Of The Moon (2nd)300,081
United Kingdom4Led Zeppelin19Led Zeppelin IV (8th)195,788
United States5Bob Dylan57Highway 61 Revisited (18th)189,607
United Kingdom6David Bowie44The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars (20th)137,207
Canada7Arcade Fire5Funeral (9th)130,759
United States8Nirvana14Nevermind (6th)128,161
United Kingdom9The Rolling Stones54Exile On Main St. (27th)128,084
United States10The Velvet Underground15The Velvet Underground And Nico (10th)113,561
Ireland11U224The Joshua Tree (32nd)89,303
United Kingdom12The Clash14London Calling (12th)88,684
United Kingdom13The Who29Who's Next (24th)87,342
United States14Pixies11Doolittle (19th)86,189
United Kingdom15The Smiths13The Queen Is Dead (22nd)84,791
United States16The Beach Boys48Pet Sounds (14th)82,980
United States17Jimi Hendrix39Are You Experienced (31st)75,814
United States18Bruce Springsteen30Born To Run (42nd)73,701
Canada19Neil Young54After The Gold Rush (74th)73,549
United States20The Doors22The Doors (25th)69,673
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