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Top-ranked artists

The top-ranked artists that appear most prominently in over 33,000 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 Beatles60Abbey Road (3rd)668,036
United Kingdom2Radiohead20OK Computer (1st)556,709
United Kingdom3Pink Floyd31The Dark Side Of The Moon (2nd)435,596
United Kingdom4Led Zeppelin20Led Zeppelin IV (9th)263,318
United States5Bob Dylan65Highway 61 Revisited (20th)256,357
United Kingdom6David Bowie61The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars (16th)238,958
Canada7Arcade Fire6Funeral (7th)183,638
United Kingdom8The Rolling Stones71Exile On Main St. (30th)172,829
United States9Nirvana14Nevermind (10th)169,403
United States10The Velvet Underground18The Velvet Underground And Nico (8th)156,877
United Kingdom11The Smiths14The Queen Is Dead (21st)126,301
United States12The Beach Boys55Pet Sounds (13th)121,051
United States13Pixies14Doolittle (19th)120,855
United Kingdom14The Clash16London Calling (15th)114,150
Ireland15U231The Joshua Tree (33rd)111,767
United Kingdom16The Who38Who's Next (28th)111,753
Canada17Neil Young68After The Gold Rush (81st)106,498
United States18Jimi Hendrix55Are You Experienced (31st)102,123
United States19Bruce Springsteen66Born To Run (49th)100,867
United States20The Doors34The Doors (26th)93,625
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