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Top-ranked artists

The top-ranked artists that appear most prominently in over 27,000 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 Beatles59Revolver (3rd)615,519
United Kingdom2Radiohead19OK Computer (1st)498,002
United Kingdom3Pink Floyd31The Dark Side Of The Moon (2nd)387,273
United Kingdom4Led Zeppelin19Led Zeppelin IV (9th)239,919
United States5Bob Dylan61Highway 61 Revisited (20th)234,001
United Kingdom6David Bowie55The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars (16th)203,508
Canada7Arcade Fire5Funeral (8th)166,487
United Kingdom8The Rolling Stones65Exile On Main St. (31st)157,546
United States9Nirvana15Nevermind (7th)155,142
United States10The Velvet Underground16The Velvet Underground And Nico (10th)140,646
United Kingdom11The Smiths14The Queen Is Dead (21st)110,620
United States12Pixies14Doolittle (19th)109,006
United States13The Beach Boys50Pet Sounds (13th)106,962
United Kingdom14The Clash16London Calling (14th)105,607
United Kingdom15The Who31Who's Next (26th)104,435
Ireland16U230The Joshua Tree (34th)101,949
United States17Jimi Hendrix47Are You Experienced (30th)92,686
Canada18Neil Young61After The Gold Rush (80th)92,477
United States19Bruce Springsteen34Born To Run (44th)90,052
United States20The Doors31The Doors (25th)85,973
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