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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 Beatles59Abbey Road (3rd)619,867
United Kingdom2Radiohead19OK Computer (1st)502,503
United Kingdom3Pink Floyd31The Dark Side Of The Moon (2nd)391,159
United Kingdom4Led Zeppelin19Led Zeppelin IV (9th)242,322
United States5Bob Dylan61Highway 61 Revisited (20th)235,621
United Kingdom6David Bowie54The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars (16th)205,373
Canada7Arcade Fire5Funeral (8th)167,452
United Kingdom8The Rolling Stones66Exile On Main St. (30th)159,388
United States9Nirvana15Nevermind (7th)157,268
United States10The Velvet Underground16The Velvet Underground And Nico (10th)142,380
United Kingdom11The Smiths14The Queen Is Dead (21st)111,828
United States12Pixies14Doolittle (19th)110,114
United States13The Beach Boys52Pet Sounds (13th)108,766
United Kingdom14The Clash16London Calling (14th)106,263
United Kingdom15The Who32Who's Next (27th)105,047
Ireland16U230The Joshua Tree (34th)102,097
Canada17Neil Young61After The Gold Rush (80th)93,792
United States18Jimi Hendrix48Are You Experienced (31st)93,674
United States19Bruce Springsteen38Born To Run (44th)90,804
United States20The Doors31The Doors (25th)86,839
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