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Top-ranked artists

The top-ranked artists that appear most prominently in over 27,000 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 Beatles59Revolver (3rd)616,738
United Kingdom2Radiohead19OK Computer (1st)498,846
United Kingdom3Pink Floyd31The Dark Side Of The Moon (2nd)387,611
United Kingdom4Led Zeppelin19Led Zeppelin IV (9th)240,231
United States5Bob Dylan61Highway 61 Revisited (20th)234,642
United Kingdom6David Bowie55The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars (16th)203,629
Canada7Arcade Fire5Funeral (7th)166,630
United Kingdom8The Rolling Stones64Exile On Main St. (31st)157,757
United States9Nirvana15Nevermind (8th)155,216
United States10The Velvet Underground16The Velvet Underground And Nico (10th)141,071
United Kingdom11The Smiths14The Queen Is Dead (21st)110,861
United States12Pixies14Doolittle (19th)109,323
United States13The Beach Boys50Pet Sounds (13th)107,348
United Kingdom14The Clash16London Calling (14th)105,636
United Kingdom15The Who31Who's Next (27th)104,399
Ireland16U230The Joshua Tree (34th)101,872
United States17Jimi Hendrix47Are You Experienced (29th)93,036
Canada18Neil Young61After The Gold Rush (80th)92,640
United States19Bruce Springsteen34Born To Run (44th)90,096
United States20The Doors31The Doors (25th)86,049
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