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Top-ranked artists

The top-ranked artists that appear most prominently in over 31,000 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)650,535
United Kingdom2Radiohead20OK Computer (1st)536,005
United Kingdom3Pink Floyd31The Dark Side Of The Moon (2nd)419,206
United Kingdom4Led Zeppelin19Led Zeppelin IV (9th)254,529
United States5Bob Dylan65Highway 61 Revisited (20th)248,569
United Kingdom6David Bowie56The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars (16th)226,058
Canada7Arcade Fire6Funeral (8th)178,456
United Kingdom8The Rolling Stones72Exile On Main St. (31st)168,018
United States9Nirvana14Nevermind (10th)163,350
United States10The Velvet Underground18The Velvet Underground And Nico (7th)152,402
United Kingdom11The Smiths14The Queen Is Dead (21st)121,897
United States12Pixies14Doolittle (19th)117,360
United States13The Beach Boys53Pet Sounds (13th)117,001
United Kingdom14The Clash16London Calling (15th)111,575
Ireland15U231The Joshua Tree (34th)108,578
United Kingdom16The Who35Who's Next (27th)108,479
Canada17Neil Young66After The Gold Rush (79th)101,654
United States18Jimi Hendrix52Are You Experienced (30th)99,787
United States19Bruce Springsteen64Born To Run (47th)98,150
United States20The Doors33The Doors (26th)90,738
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