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Top-ranked artists

The top-ranked artists that appear most prominently in over 32,000 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 Beatles61Abbey Road (3rd)657,065
United Kingdom2Radiohead20OK Computer (1st)541,350
United Kingdom3Pink Floyd31The Dark Side Of The Moon (2nd)424,125
United Kingdom4Led Zeppelin19Led Zeppelin IV (9th)256,578
United States5Bob Dylan65Highway 61 Revisited (20th)250,997
United Kingdom6David Bowie56The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars (16th)229,878
Canada7Arcade Fire6Funeral (7th)180,140
United Kingdom8The Rolling Stones71Exile On Main St. (30th)170,679
United States9Nirvana14Nevermind (10th)165,014
United States10The Velvet Underground18The Velvet Underground And Nico (8th)153,906
United Kingdom11The Smiths14The Queen Is Dead (21st)122,898
United States12The Beach Boys53Pet Sounds (13th)118,236
United States13Pixies14Doolittle (19th)117,739
United Kingdom14The Clash16London Calling (15th)112,140
United Kingdom15The Who35Who's Next (27th)110,141
Ireland16U231The Joshua Tree (34th)109,927
Canada17Neil Young66After The Gold Rush (80th)103,420
United States18Jimi Hendrix52Are You Experienced (31st)100,792
United States19Bruce Springsteen65Born To Run (48th)98,797
United States20The Doors33The Doors (26th)91,502
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