Top-ranked artists

The top-ranked artists that appear most prominently in over 46,000 greatest album charts on BestEverAlbums.com 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 Beatles65Abbey Road (3rd)376,678
United Kingdom2Radiohead21OK Computer (1st)332,983
United Kingdom3Pink Floyd35The Dark Side Of The Moon (2nd)270,337
United Kingdom4David Bowie81The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars (9th)182,902
United States5Bob Dylan72Highway 61 Revisited (24th)158,703
United Kingdom6Led Zeppelin22Untitled (Led Zeppelin IV) (11th)156,965
United Kingdom7The Rolling Stones91Exile On Main St. (42nd)111,172
8Arcade Fire6Funeral (12th)109,736
United States9The Velvet Underground18The Velvet Underground & Nico (10th)99,115
United States10Nirvana17Nevermind (15th)94,509
United Kingdom11The Smiths14The Queen Is Dead (19th)85,009
United States12Kendrick Lamar8To Pimp A Butterfly (23rd)83,934
Canada13Neil Young77After The Gold Rush (76th)80,479
United States14The Beach Boys65Pet Sounds (13th)77,054
United States15Pixies19Doolittle (17th)76,432
United States16Miles Davis111Kind Of Blue (40th)75,087
United States17Kanye West11My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (34th)73,775
United States18Jimi Hendrix61Are You Experienced (38th)69,071
United States19Bruce Springsteen120Born To Run (65th)68,991
United States20R.E.M.33Automatic For The People (57th)65,077
Total artists: 1,000. Page 1 of 50
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