Top-ranked artists

The top-ranked artists that appear most prominently in over 44,000 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).

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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)384,434
United Kingdom2Radiohead20OK Computer (1st)340,554
United Kingdom3Pink Floyd34The Dark Side Of The Moon (2nd)272,956
United Kingdom4David Bowie81The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars (9th)182,572
United States5Bob Dylan72Highway 61 Revisited (23rd)160,491
United Kingdom6Led Zeppelin22Untitled (Led Zeppelin IV) (12th)157,159
Canada7Arcade Fire6Funeral (11th)113,525
United Kingdom8The Rolling Stones87Exile On Main St. (42nd)111,181
United States9The Velvet Underground17The Velvet Underground & Nico (10th)99,894
United States10Nirvana17Nevermind (16th)96,739
United Kingdom11The Smiths14The Queen Is Dead (19th)85,840
United States12Kendrick Lamar8To Pimp A Butterfly (24th)83,714
Canada13Neil Young71After The Gold Rush (74th)80,333
United States14Pixies18Doolittle (17th)77,533
United States15The Beach Boys60Pet Sounds (13th)77,303
United States16Miles Davis108Kind Of Blue (39th)75,082
United States17Kanye West10My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (34th)72,870
United States18Bruce Springsteen114Born To Run (62nd)70,196
United States19R.E.M.34Automatic For The People (56th)65,846
United Kingdom20The Who43Who's Next (36th)65,311
Total artists: 1,000. Page 1 of 50
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