Top-ranked artists

The top-ranked artists that appear most prominently in over 39,000 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 Beatles65Abbey Road (3rd)710,629
United Kingdom2Radiohead21OK Computer (1st)593,918
United Kingdom3Pink Floyd31The Dark Side Of The Moon (2nd)465,571
United Kingdom4Led Zeppelin23Led Zeppelin IV (7th)279,789
United States5Bob Dylan68Highway 61 Revisited (21st)270,474
United Kingdom6David Bowie68The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars (15th)262,341
Canada7Arcade Fire6Funeral (9th)191,212
United Kingdom8The Rolling Stones87Exile On Main St. (32nd)183,024
United States9Nirvana15Nevermind (11th)179,226
United States10The Velvet Underground18The Velvet Underground And Nico (8th)165,028
United Kingdom11The Smiths14The Queen Is Dead (20th)133,376
United States12Pixies17Doolittle (19th)129,314
United States13The Beach Boys58Pet Sounds (14th)128,846
United Kingdom14The Clash16London Calling (16th)118,934
United Kingdom15The Who41Who's Next (28th)117,162
Ireland16U231The Joshua Tree (36th)116,751
Canada17Neil Young69After The Gold Rush (82nd)113,467
United States18Bruce Springsteen88Born To Run (52nd)109,719
United States19Jimi Hendrix58Are You Experienced (31st)109,345
United States20Miles Davis101Kind Of Blue (38th)102,343
Total artists: 1,000. Page 1 of 50
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