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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 Beatles59Abbey Road (3rd)638,705
United Kingdom2Radiohead20OK Computer (1st)524,146
United Kingdom3Pink Floyd31The Dark Side Of The Moon (2nd)407,553
United Kingdom4Led Zeppelin19Led Zeppelin IV (9th)249,041
United States5Bob Dylan63Highway 61 Revisited (20th)242,150
United Kingdom6David Bowie55The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars (16th)220,100
Canada7Arcade Fire6Funeral (7th)174,983
United Kingdom8The Rolling Stones67Exile On Main St. (30th)164,584
United States9Nirvana14Nevermind (10th)159,955
United States10The Velvet Underground17The Velvet Underground And Nico (8th)148,479
United Kingdom11The Smiths14The Queen Is Dead (21st)118,702
United States12Pixies14Doolittle (19th)115,206
United States13The Beach Boys53Pet Sounds (13th)113,095
United Kingdom14The Clash16London Calling (15th)110,010
United Kingdom15The Who33Who's Next (27th)107,500
Ireland16U230The Joshua Tree (33rd)105,922
Canada17Neil Young62After The Gold Rush (82nd)98,256
United States18Jimi Hendrix52Are You Experienced (31st)96,881
United States19Bruce Springsteen53Born To Run (43rd)96,384
United States20The Doors32The Doors (25th)89,287
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