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Top-ranked artists

The top-ranked artists that appear most prominently in over 30,000 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 Beatles60Abbey Road (3rd)645,161
United Kingdom2Radiohead22OK Computer (1st)532,337
United Kingdom3Pink Floyd31The Dark Side Of The Moon (2nd)414,049
United Kingdom4Led Zeppelin19Led Zeppelin IV (9th)252,607
United States5Bob Dylan65Highway 61 Revisited (20th)245,623
United Kingdom6David Bowie55The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars (16th)223,174
Canada7Arcade Fire6Funeral (7th)177,620
United Kingdom8The Rolling Stones69Exile On Main St. (30th)167,171
United States9Nirvana14Nevermind (10th)161,748
United States10The Velvet Underground17The Velvet Underground And Nico (8th)150,672
United Kingdom11The Smiths14The Queen Is Dead (21st)120,746
United States12Pixies14Doolittle (19th)116,749
United States13The Beach Boys53Pet Sounds (12th)116,064
United Kingdom14The Clash16London Calling (15th)111,498
United Kingdom15The Who34Who's Next (27th)108,755
Ireland16U231The Joshua Tree (33rd)107,563
Canada17Neil Young62After The Gold Rush (81st)100,258
United States18Jimi Hendrix52Are You Experienced (31st)98,323
United States19Bruce Springsteen53Born To Run (47th)97,480
United States20The Doors32The Doors (26th)90,082
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