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Top-ranked artists

The top-ranked artists that appear most prominently in over 37,000 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 Beatles65Abbey Road (3rd)698,858
United Kingdom2Radiohead20OK Computer (1st)585,018
United Kingdom3Pink Floyd31The Dark Side Of The Moon (2nd)458,123
United Kingdom4Led Zeppelin22Led Zeppelin IV (8th)275,951
United States5Bob Dylan66Highway 61 Revisited (20th)267,889
United Kingdom6David Bowie66The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars (15th)257,046
Canada7Arcade Fire7Funeral (9th)188,687
United Kingdom8The Rolling Stones85Exile On Main St. (31st)181,448
United States9Nirvana14Nevermind (10th)176,672
United States10The Velvet Underground18The Velvet Underground And Nico (7th)163,113
United Kingdom11The Smiths14The Queen Is Dead (21st)131,817
United States12Pixies15Doolittle (19th)127,524
United States13The Beach Boys57Pet Sounds (14th)125,995
United Kingdom14The Clash16London Calling (16th)118,765
United Kingdom15The Who42Who's Next (28th)115,815
Ireland16U231The Joshua Tree (36th)115,022
Canada17Neil Young69After The Gold Rush (82nd)111,534
United States18Jimi Hendrix57Are You Experienced (30th)107,760
United States19Bruce Springsteen72Born To Run (51st)107,124
United States20The Doors37The Doors (26th)99,148
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