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Top-ranked artists

The top-ranked artists that appear most prominently in over 22,000 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 Beatles59Revolver (3rd)558,303
United Kingdom2Radiohead18OK Computer (1st)425,410
United Kingdom3Pink Floyd29The Dark Side Of The Moon (2nd)342,562
United Kingdom4Led Zeppelin19Led Zeppelin IV (9th)217,256
United States5Bob Dylan58Highway 61 Revisited (20th)212,990
United Kingdom6David Bowie48The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars (18th)169,842
Canada7Arcade Fire5Funeral (10th)149,926
United States8Nirvana14Nevermind (7th)144,478
United Kingdom9The Rolling Stones61Exile On Main St. (29th)143,922
United States10The Velvet Underground16The Velvet Underground And Nico (8th)127,448
United States11Pixies12Doolittle (19th)99,274
United Kingdom12The Clash16London Calling (12th)99,076
United Kingdom13The Smiths13The Queen Is Dead (22nd)98,022
United Kingdom14The Who30Who's Next (26th)95,048
United States15The Beach Boys50Pet Sounds (14th)94,842
Ireland16U227The Joshua Tree (32nd)94,414
United States17Jimi Hendrix47Are You Experienced (31st)84,770
Canada18Neil Young58After The Gold Rush (77th)83,200
United States19Bruce Springsteen32Born To Run (42nd)82,856
United States20The Doors28The Doors (25th)78,562
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