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Top-ranked artists

The top-ranked artists that appear most prominently in over 35,000 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)681,066
United Kingdom2Radiohead20OK Computer (1st)569,294
United Kingdom3Pink Floyd31The Dark Side Of The Moon (2nd)445,460
United Kingdom4Led Zeppelin20Led Zeppelin IV (7th)268,825
United States5Bob Dylan65Highway 61 Revisited (20th)259,381
United Kingdom6David Bowie61The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars (16th)243,961
Canada7Arcade Fire6Funeral (8th)185,227
United Kingdom8The Rolling Stones71Exile On Main St. (30th)175,836
United States9Nirvana14Nevermind (10th)171,989
United States10The Velvet Underground18The Velvet Underground And Nico (9th)158,871
United Kingdom11The Smiths14The Queen Is Dead (21st)128,861
United States12Pixies14Doolittle (19th)122,818
United States13The Beach Boys55Pet Sounds (14th)122,318
United Kingdom14The Clash16London Calling (15th)115,405
United Kingdom15The Who38Who's Next (27th)113,440
Ireland16U231The Joshua Tree (34th)112,805
Canada17Neil Young68After The Gold Rush (82nd)108,177
United States18Jimi Hendrix56Are You Experienced (31st)104,036
United States19Bruce Springsteen67Born To Run (50th)102,661
United States20The Doors34The Doors (26th)95,485
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