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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 Beatles58Revolver (3rd)546,092
United Kingdom2Radiohead19OK Computer (1st)416,900
United Kingdom3Pink Floyd29The Dark Side Of The Moon (2nd)333,517
United Kingdom4Led Zeppelin19Led Zeppelin IV (9th)213,666
United States5Bob Dylan58Highway 61 Revisited (20th)208,603
United Kingdom6David Bowie48The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars (18th)160,980
Canada7Arcade Fire5Funeral (8th)147,090
United States8Nirvana14Nevermind (7th)141,911
United Kingdom9The Rolling Stones61Exile On Main St. (29th)141,141
United States10The Velvet Underground16The Velvet Underground And Nico (10th)125,220
United Kingdom11The Clash16London Calling (12th)97,177
United States12Pixies12Doolittle (19th)96,918
United Kingdom13The Smiths13The Queen Is Dead (22nd)94,849
United Kingdom14The Who30Who's Next (26th)94,111
Ireland15U227The Joshua Tree (32nd)93,495
United States16The Beach Boys50Pet Sounds (13th)92,852
United States17Jimi Hendrix47Are You Experienced (31st)82,686
Canada18Neil Young57After The Gold Rush (76th)81,251
United States19Bruce Springsteen32Born To Run (42nd)80,533
United States20The Doors27The Doors (25th)76,429
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