Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album Bands/Musicians

Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album

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List Criteria: Downvote if you don't like the album or think they have other good ones. No brand new groups.

Bands or artists who produced one great album and never came close to matching it. Vote down if you either don't agree that the one album was great, or if you think they produced multiple great albums. In the spirit of the list, don't vote on albums you don't really know. Most importantly, add more artists who fit this criteria!

There are a bunch of familiar bands on this list. Though they only had one album, Derek and the Dominos featured some of the biggest names in music history and proved to be one of the greatest side bands as well. Whenever you put Eric Clapton and Duane Allman together, transcendent guitar will occur. That's exactly what happened on "Layla," one of the most recognized names in rock history. Derek and the Dominos only have one album to their name, but they made sure it counted. The Sex Pistols are another band with only great album, but that's all they needed. The British outfit are widely credited with being with one of the most important bands in the world not only due to their bratty personalities, but also as one of the pioneers of punk rock. Their brashness and their unapologetic, in-your-face music inspired some of the best bands in the world. Nevermind The Bullocks, Here's the Sex Pistols remains one of the most important albums in punk history and that one great album cemented their status as one of rock's legendary bands

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    Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols

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    Derek and the Dominos is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album


    Derek and the Dominos Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs

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    Blind Faith "Blind Faith"

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    Boston is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album


    Boston Boston "Boston"

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    Bat Out of Hell "Bat Out Of Hell"

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    Alanis Morissette is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album

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    Alanis Morissette Jagged Little Pill Jagged Little Pill

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    Asia is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album


    Asia Asia "Asia"

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    Metal Health "Metal Health"

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    Iron Butterfly is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album

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    In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida

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    The Cars is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album

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    The Cars The Cars The Cars

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    Guns N' Roses is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album

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    Guns N' Roses Appetite for Destruction

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    Bringing Down The Horse "

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    Back To Black

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    Jeff Buckley is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album

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    Jeff Buckley Grace

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    N.W.A. is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album

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    Straight Outta Compton

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    Lauryn Hill is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album

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    Lauryn Hill The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill

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    Television is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album


    Television Marquee Moon

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    Big Brother and the Holding Co... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album

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    Cheap Thrills

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    The Big Bopper is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album

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    Chantilly Lace

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    Carole King is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album


    Carole King Tapestry "Tapestry"

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    The La's

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    Michael Jackson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album

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    Michael Jackson Thriller "Thriller"

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    Dire Straits is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album

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    Dire Straits Dire Straits

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    Rick Astley is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album

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    Rick Astley Whenever You Need Somebody

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    America is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album

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    America America

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    Shake Your Money Maker, The Southern Harmony and Musical Companion, ... Shake Your Moneymaker

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    Fastway

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    The Clash is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album

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    The Clash London Calling "London Calling"

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    Devo is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album

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    Devo Freedom of Choice Freedom of Choice

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    Youth and Young Manhood Youth and Young Manhood is a rock n roll classic. They became trite and top 40, music for teenage girls. Which I believe is one of Dante's levels.

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    George Harrison is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album


    George Harrison All Things Must Pass "All Things Must Pass"

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    Billy Ray Cyrus is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album

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    Billy Ray Cyrus Some Gave All Some Gave All

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    Grave Dancers Union

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    Permission To Land "Permission To Land"

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    Relish "Relish"

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    Ricky Martin is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album

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    Ricky Martin Ricky Martin

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    Nevermind

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    Neutral Milk Hotel is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album

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    Neutral Milk Hotel In the Aeroplane over the Sea, On Avery Island, Beauty In the Aeroplane Over the Sea 

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    Cheap Trick "Live at Budokan"

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    Edwin Starr is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album

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    War & Peace War & Peace

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    Manassas

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    Seconds of Pleasure, Eagle Records Live at Montreux 2009 Sampler, Live at ...

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    The Stone Roses The Stone Roses

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    Van Halen is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album

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    Van Halen Van Halen

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    Dream is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album

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    It Was All A Dream It Was All A Dream was the only album from this 4 piece girl group

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    Torn Between Two Lovers Torn Between Two Lovers  

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    Terence Trent D'arby is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album

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    Terence Trent D'arby

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    Smash

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    Hoku Her self titled debut album was her only good album... Avoid her 2007 album at all costs

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    Glee: The Music: The Christmas Album, Alone, It's My Life / Confessions^!

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