Top-ranked artists

The top-ranked artists that appear most prominently in over 52,000 greatest album charts on are listed below:

N.B. Artist 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 Beatles68Abbey Road (3rd)306,394
United Kingdom2Radiohead22OK Computer (1st)264,414
United Kingdom3Pink Floyd37The Dark Side Of The Moon (2nd)219,567
United Kingdom4David Bowie91The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars (9th)159,210
United States5Bob Dylan78Highway 61 Revisited (26th)135,094
United Kingdom6Led Zeppelin23Untitled (Led Zeppelin IV) (12th)128,332
United Kingdom7The Rolling Stones98Exile On Main St. (44th)95,211
Canada8Arcade Fire7Funeral (15th)84,840
United States9The Velvet Underground18The Velvet Underground & Nico (10th)79,742
United States10Kendrick Lamar9To Pimp A Butterfly (19th)77,574
United States11Nirvana17Nevermind (14th)77,038
Canada12Neil Young90After The Gold Rush (83rd)72,187
United Kingdom13The Smiths15The Queen Is Dead (17th)72,186
United States14Miles Davis120Kind Of Blue (37th)68,944
United States15The Beach Boys70Pet Sounds (11th)65,425
United States16Kanye West14My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (33rd)64,666
United States17Pixies26Doolittle (18th)62,892
United States18R.E.M.35Automatic For The People (49th)60,233
United States19Jimi Hendrix67Are You Experienced (39th)59,758
United States20Bruce Springsteen148Born To Run (71st)58,436
Total artists: 1,000. Page 1 of 50
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