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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)458,517
United Kingdom2Radiohead16OK Computer (1st)339,758
United Kingdom3Pink Floyd23The Dark Side Of The Moon (2nd)269,494
United Kingdom4Led Zeppelin19Led Zeppelin IV (7th)178,936
United States5Bob Dylan56Highway 61 Revisited (18th)176,059
United Kingdom6David Bowie44The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars (20th)125,007
Canada7Arcade Fire5Funeral (10th)122,033
United States8Nirvana15Nevermind (6th)120,751
United Kingdom9The Rolling Stones52Exile On Main St. (28th)118,315
United States10The Velvet Underground15The Velvet Underground And Nico (11th)102,426
Ireland11U222The Joshua Tree (32nd)83,794
United Kingdom12The Clash14London Calling (12th)82,698
United Kingdom13The Who28Who's Next (24th)80,650
United States14Pixies11Doolittle (19th)79,132
United States15The Beach Boys48Pet Sounds (13th)77,075
United Kingdom16The Smiths13The Queen Is Dead (22nd)76,633
United States17Jimi Hendrix34Are You Experienced (29th)71,347
Canada18Neil Young53After The Gold Rush (74th)68,070
United States19Bruce Springsteen30Born To Run (42nd)67,863
United States20The Doors22The Doors (25th)64,245
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