Top-ranked artists

The top-ranked artists that appear most prominently in over 51,000 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).

Customise chart
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)312,814
United Kingdom2Radiohead22OK Computer (1st)270,750
United Kingdom3Pink Floyd37The Dark Side Of The Moon (2nd)223,537
United Kingdom4David Bowie91The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars (9th)161,879
United States5Bob Dylan76Highway 61 Revisited (26th)137,685
United Kingdom6Led Zeppelin23Untitled (Led Zeppelin IV) (12th)130,044
United Kingdom7The Rolling Stones98Exile On Main St. (44th)96,059
Canada8Arcade Fire7Funeral (14th)86,393
United States9The Velvet Underground18The Velvet Underground & Nico (10th)82,137
United States10Kendrick Lamar9To Pimp A Butterfly (19th)78,859
United States11Nirvana (US)17Nevermind (15th)78,012
United Kingdom12The Smiths15The Queen Is Dead (17th)73,356
Canada13Neil Young88After The Gold Rush (83rd)72,690
United States14Miles Davis118Kind Of Blue (37th)70,090
United States15The Beach Boys70Pet Sounds (11th)66,491
United States16Kanye West14My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (33rd)65,429
United States17Pixies26Doolittle (18th)64,272
United States18Jimi Hendrix67Are You Experienced (39th)60,620
United States19R.E.M.35Automatic For The People (50th)60,510
United States20Bruce Springsteen143Born To Run (71st)59,427
Total artists: 1,000. Page 1 of 50
Back to Top