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Top-ranked artists

The top-ranked artists that appear most prominently in over 29,000 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)634,598
United Kingdom2Radiohead20OK Computer (1st)518,351
United Kingdom3Pink Floyd31The Dark Side Of The Moon (2nd)404,311
United Kingdom4Led Zeppelin19Led Zeppelin IV (8th)248,245
United States5Bob Dylan63Highway 61 Revisited (20th)242,024
United Kingdom6David Bowie56The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars (16th)217,924
Canada7Arcade Fire6Funeral (7th)173,979
United Kingdom8The Rolling Stones67Exile On Main St. (31st)164,456
United States9Nirvana14Nevermind (10th)159,393
United States10The Velvet Underground17The Velvet Underground And Nico (9th)147,269
United Kingdom11The Smiths14The Queen Is Dead (21st)116,932
United States12Pixies14Doolittle (19th)114,551
United States13The Beach Boys53Pet Sounds (13th)112,314
United Kingdom14The Clash16London Calling (14th)109,234
United Kingdom15The Who33Who's Next (27th)107,092
Ireland16U230The Joshua Tree (33rd)105,289
Canada17Neil Young62After The Gold Rush (83rd)96,907
United States18Jimi Hendrix52Are You Experienced (30th)96,521
United States19Bruce Springsteen53Born To Run (43rd)95,487
United States20The Doors32The Doors (25th)89,206
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