Acclaimed Music - The Top 1000 Artists of All Time
The Top 1000 Artists of All Time
(1-200) (201-400) (401-600) (601-800) (801-1000)

AlbumsSongs 1900-4950s60s 70s80s90s 00s10s
1 The Beatles
1 1 1 109
2 The Rolling Stones
3 2 3 5 136
3 Bob Dylan
2 6 2 15 170 44 36 92
4 David Bowie
4 7 108 1 42
5 Radiohead
5 18 2 1 39
6 Led Zeppelin
8 11 16 6
7 Bruce Springsteen
7 19 10 5 135 118
8 Elvis Presley
32 3 1 18 333
9 The Who
12 8 8 19
10 Prince
13 9 1 289
11 Neil Young
6 66 56 2 92 45 137
12 Jimi Hendrix
15 14 4 144
13 The Velvet Underground
10 22 6 48 201
14 The Beach Boys
24 4 5 100
15 R.E.M.
11 25 4 3 290
16 Marvin Gaye
31 5 39 8 80
17 U2
17 16 3 19 81
18 The Clash
22 15 7 37
19 Stevie Wonder
20 24 130 3 226
20 Nirvana
23 23 116 1
AlbumsSongs 1900-4950s60s 70s80s90s 00s10s
21 Elvis Costello
16 55 14 13 182
22 Bob Marley and The Wailers
19 41 283 4 171
23 Pink Floyd
14 64 34 9
24 Van Morrison
18 69 20 23 120 423
25 The Smiths
28 26 2
26 Miles Davis
9 367 2 23 42 301
27 Talking Heads
21 71 29 11
28 Aretha Franklin
52 13 9 114
29 The Byrds
30 39 7
30 James Brown
65 10 49 13 61
31 Public Enemy
37 45 7 28
32 The Kinks
55 21 10 133
33 The Doors
39 50 14 65
34 Michael Jackson
54 34 62 10
35 Sly and the Family Stone
57 30 21 36
36 Beastie Boys
38 68 18 14
37 John Lennon
62 29 200 13 174
38 Pixies
42 59 6 76
39 Roxy Music
36 90 16 90
40 Lou Reed
34 100 21 66 139
AlbumsSongs 1900-4950s60s 70s80s90s 00s10s
41 Johnny Cash
61 38 16 36 99 45
42 PJ Harvey
27 161 10 50 14
43 Creedence Clearwater Revival
74 28 17 67
44 Sex Pistols
95 17 11
45 Otis Redding
59 46 11 270
46 Joni Mitchell
29 155 12
47 Beck
43 78 5 71
48 Kraftwerk
41 86 18 109
49 Joy Division
60 48 54 15
50 Madonna
94 20 9 38 83
51 The Band
35 129 15 103
52 John Coltrane
26 304 38 12 433
53 Sonic Youth
33 169 14 43 122
54 Tom Waits
25 542 164 16 68 97 31
55 Ray Charles
102 27 7 31
56 Ramones
53 83 17 313
57 Arcade Fire
56 76 6 4
58 The Stooges
45 135 44 30
59 Kanye West
67 58 8 2
60 Simon and Garfunkel
76 53 24 60
AlbumsSongs 1900-4950s60s 70s80s90s 00s10s
61 New Order
99 37 8 165 223
62 OutKast
88 44 109 3
63 Björk
49 134 8 56
64 The Cure
64 73 128 12 275
65 LCD Soundsystem
96 42 4 8
66 Oasis
84 52 4
67 Blur
79 57 7 86 148
68 Chuck Berry
247 12 3 142
69 Jay-Z
114 36 111 5 34
70 The Police
69 79 56 26
71 Steely Dan
48 200 22 278
72 Frank Sinatra
47 229 77 4 84
73 Massive Attack
66 91 6
74 Al Green
93 51 20
75 The Jam
97 56 44 39
76 The White Stripes
83 74 2
77 Leonard Cohen
70 116 37 104 81 425 101
78 Brian Eno
40 950 28 79 327
79 Wilco
46 477 57 11 56
80 Portishead
77 104 16 40
AlbumsSongs 1900-4950s60s 70s80s90s 00s10s
81 Metallica
58 183 22 50
82 Black Sabbath
68 127 24 327
83 AC/DC
78 109 58 29
84 Patti Smith
81 107 26 271
85 Frank Zappa/The Mothers of Invention
44 19 246
86 Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band
50 754 33 97 193
87 Funkadelic/Parliament
71 162 25
88 Fleetwood Mac
86 101 106 31
89 Nick Cave
63 232 36 25 52
90 Pavement
75 180 9
91 Guns N' Roses
98 105 20 92
92 Eminem
136 61 64 12
93 Buddy Holly & The Crickets
252 35 5
94 Charles Mingus
51 15 28 247
95 Elton John
122 77 27
96 Sam Cooke
289 32 44 32 117
97 Primal Scream
104 108 13 94
98 Nick Drake
73 352 55 59
99 Little Richard
322 31 6
100 Daft Punk
154 67 46 21
AlbumsSongs 1900-4950s60s 70s80s90s 00s10s
101 Queen
164 65 35 203
102 M.I.A.
159 70 10 65
103 Animal Collective
108 132 7
104 Thelonious Monk
80 376 13 8 126
105 Paul Simon
82 341 85 41 152
106 Kate Bush
106 154 122 31 249 118
107 The Strokes
134 103 9
108 Randy Newman
85 366 398 34 333 420 376
109 Blondie
147 88 43 151
110 The Flaming Lips
89 239 53 25
111 Smashing Pumpkins
109 149 11
112 Grateful Dead
87 273 62 66
113 The Specials
171 75 82 46
114 Hüsker Dü
72 1052 17
115 Big Star
101 216 32
116 Crosby, Stills, Nash (& Young)
107 186 77 64
117 My Bloody Valentine
119 144 75 24
118 T. Rex
165 87 33
119 Duke Ellington
111 181 5 19 68 450
120 Curtis Mayfield
118 168 37
AlbumsSongs 1900-4950s60s 70s80s90s 00s10s
121 Pearl Jam
103 253 12
122 Eagles
152 106 38
123 The Temptations
462 40 48 88
124 Pet Shop Boys
132 140 45 52
125 Pulp
143 121 15 319
126 Rod Stewart
137 133 277 41
127 Run-D.M.C.
168 99 19
128 Cream
117 189 22
129 Aerosmith
128 166 47 158
130 Deep Purple
100 340 39
131 Television
112 254 40
132 Missy Elliott
227 81 98 19
133 Smokey Robinson and The Miracles
600 43 25
134 The Stone Roses
162 123 21
135 Muddy Waters
231 84 17 88 225
136 Roy Orbison
945 33 201 30 264
137 Jefferson Airplane
140 174 26
138 Elliott Smith
123 237 27 82
139 Peter Gabriel
127 231 278 25
140 The Everly Brothers
531 49 12 113
AlbumsSongs 1900-4950s60s 70s80s90s 00s10s
141 Janis Joplin/Big Brother and The Holding Company
126 241 66 90
142 The Replacements
124 249 23
143 Love
131 219 27
144 King Crimson
105 463 49 145 220
145 The Chemical Brothers
151 159 17 324
146 The Jesus and Mary Chain
146 175 24
147 Nine Inch Nails
139 212 87 34
148 Sonny Rollins
92 1116 11 170
149 Ornette Coleman
90 1421 27 54 264 368
150 The Supremes
764 47 29
151 TV on the Radio
144 218 13 151
152 Can
91 237 50
153 Frank Ocean
215 118 1
154 Chic
256 97 45
155 De La Soul
135 272 33 128
156 Derek and The Dominos
181 145 46
157 Depeche Mode
192 137 48 80
158 Grizzly Bear
153 202 26 22
159 Dr. Dre
206 131 18
160 Ella Fitzgerald
110 618 70 9 281
AlbumsSongs 1900-4950s60s 70s80s90s 00s10s
161 Pretenders
185 151 179 35
162 Tim Buckley
115 558 69 105 396
163 The National
130 349 42 13
164 Jerry Lee Lewis
378 72 13 154
165 XTC
138 310 160 47 248
166 Sufjan Stevens
133 379 18 52
167 Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five
627 54 27
168 Sigur Rós
113 715 70 47
169 Herbie Hancock
116 596 74 116 250
170 Wire
120 569 49
171 Bon Iver
155 235 63 6
172 Red Hot Chili Peppers
178 179 23 234
173 Coldplay
224 141 14
174 Jeff Buckley
163 227 20
175 Carole King
174 203 51
176 Bo Diddley
310 95 10
177 Franz Ferdinand
258 119 15
178 A Tribe Called Quest
142 370 21
179 Morrissey
199 172 91 108 84
180 Jackson Browne
125 610 52
AlbumsSongs 1900-4950s60s 70s80s90s 00s10s
181 Lynyrd Skynyrd
232 143 53
182 Belle and Sebastian
121 815 39 111
183 Yeah Yeah Yeahs
254 128 16
184 Iggy Pop
182 217 55
185 The Verve
242 136 22
186 The Streets
189 213 17
187 Dusty Springfield
208 184 35 483
188 Motörhead
161 303 209 40
189 Jimmy Cliff
272 126 114 89
190 Gram Parsons
129 861 57
191 Nico
149 444 38 390
192 N.W.A
223 187 28
193 Serge Gainsbourg
209 210 195 91 102
194 Billie Holiday
320 114 1 30
195 Santana
156 401 182 80 316
196 Van Halen
196 245 110 71
197 Green Day
211 226 62 70
198 Gang of Four
197 252 73 207
199 John Cale
141 705 92 160 245
200 The Allman Brothers Band
157 442 292 68