Top-ranked artists

The top-ranked artists that appear most prominently in over 47,000 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 Beatles66Abbey Road (3rd)342,770
United Kingdom2Radiohead22OK Computer (1st)300,130
United Kingdom3Pink Floyd36The Dark Side Of The Moon (2nd)246,860
United Kingdom4David Bowie88The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars (9th)172,895
United States5Bob Dylan74Highway 61 Revisited (26th)147,934
United Kingdom6Led Zeppelin22Untitled (Led Zeppelin IV) (11th)144,990
United Kingdom7The Rolling Stones95Exile On Main St. (43rd)103,791
Canada8Arcade Fire7Funeral (13th)97,573
United States9The Velvet Underground18The Velvet Underground & Nico (10th)89,837
United States10Nirvana (US)17Nevermind (16th)84,756
United States11Kendrick Lamar9To Pimp A Butterfly (20th)81,356
United Kingdom12The Smiths15The Queen Is Dead (19th)78,934
Canada13Neil Young83After The Gold Rush (78th)76,676
United States14Miles Davis114Kind Of Blue (40th)72,793
United States15The Beach Boys66Pet Sounds (12th)71,244
United States16Kanye West14My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (32nd)71,117
United States17Pixies24Doolittle (17th)70,271
United States18Jimi Hendrix63Are You Experienced (39th)65,443
United States19Bruce Springsteen130Born To Run (69th)64,230
United States20R.E.M.35Automatic For The People (53rd)62,039
Total artists: 1,000. Page 1 of 50
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