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Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album

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

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    Sex Pistols

    Never Mind The Bullock, It's The Sex Pistols More
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    Never Mind The Bullocks, It's The Sex Pistols
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    In Concert, The Layla Sessions: 20th Anniversary Edition, Layla and Other ... More
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    "Layla"
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    Blind Faith

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    "Blind Faith"
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    Best of Asia, Arena, Archiva 1 More
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    "Asia"
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    Amanda, Long Time, We're Ready More
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    "Boston"
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    Metal Health, Terrified, Live At The US Festival, 1983 More
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    "Metal Health"
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    Heaven & Hell, Bat Out of Hell: Live With the Melbourne Symphony ... More
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    "Bat Out Of Hell"
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    Chantilly Lace, Chantilly Lace Starring the Big Bopper, Purple People ... More
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    Excess Baggage, The Wallflowers, iTunes Originals: The Wallflowers More
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    "Bringing Down The Horse"
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    All I Really Want, In Praise of the Vulnerable Man, Not as We More
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    Jagged Little Pill
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    Light and Heavy: The Best of Iron Butterfly, In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida, Live More
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    In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida
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    It's All I Can Do, Shake It Up & Other Hits, Classic Tracks More
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    The Cars
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    Street of Dreams, Knockin' on Heaven's Door, Guns N' Roses X-Posed More
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    Amy Winehouse

    Sessions, Pumps, Back to Black More
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    "Back To Black"
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    Straight Outta Compton, Straight Outta Compton, Niggaz4Life More
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    Straight Outta Compton
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    Man in the Mirror, Icon, You Are Not Alone More
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    "Thriller"
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    Change My Mind, Love Songs, The Best of Billy Ray Cyrus: Cover to Cover ... More
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    Some Gave All
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    Super Soaker, Molly's Chambers, Crawl More
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    Youth and Young Manhood is a rock n roll classic. They became trite and top 40, music for ... more
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    Oh, No! It's DEVO, The Men Who Make the Music, Hot Potatoes: The Best of ... More
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    Freedom of Choice
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    Artist Collection: Rick Astley, Playlist: The Very Best of Rick Astley, ... More
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    The Best of Dire Straits & Mark Knopfler: Private Investigations, ... More
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    The Clash

    Should I Stay or Should I Go? / Rush, Complete Control, White Riot More
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    "London Calling"
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    One To One, The Essential Carole King, Tapestry More
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    "Tapestry"
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    The Very Best of Edwin Starr, 25 Miles, The Hits of Edwin Starr More
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    War & Peace
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    The Rain Was Falling on That Day, Screaming Down From Heaven: Ultra Rare ... More
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    Nirvana

    Coming Down Heavy, Ultra Rare Trax, Volume 1, 1989-06-27: Rockin' T.P., ... More
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    The Blow Up, Live at the Academy, 1992, Television More
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    "Marquee Moon"
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    Let Your Dim Light Shine, Without a Trace, Candy From a Stranger More
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    Grave Dancers Union
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    A Horse With No Name and Other Hits, Perspective, Live in Concert: ... More
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    Suicidal Tendencies

    Live at the Olympic Auditorium, FNG, Love vs. Loneliness More
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    Suicidal Tendencies
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    Hot Cakes, The Platinum Collection, Girlfriend More
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    "Permission To Land"
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    Mary MacGregor

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    Torn Between Two Lovers  
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    20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: The Best of Joan Osborne, ... More
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    "Relish"
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    Cheap Thrills More
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    Cheap Thrills
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    On Target, All Fired Up, Trick or Treat More
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    Got My Mind Set on You, Gone Troppo, Give Me Love (Give Me Peace on Earth) ... More
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    "All Things Must Pass"
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    The Best of Lauryn Hill, Volume 1: Fire, Greatest Singles Collection, Doo ... More
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    The La’s

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    He Loves U Not, Reality, It Was All a Dream More
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    It Was All A Dream was the only album from this 4 piece girl group
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    All or Nothing, We Fit Together, Love Should Be a Crime More
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    their Self Titled debut was the only good album released by this Boy Band... They made another ... more
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    Manassas, Pieces, Down the Road More
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    2001-08-24: Melting Pot: Reading, Berkshire, England, The End Has No End, ... More
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    Point Break

    Apocadelic, Freaky Time More
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    Apocadelic was the only album released by this British boyband
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    A Toast to Men (F**k the Men), Willa Was Here More
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    Willa only released one album called Willa Was Here... Although boosted by the single I Wanna ... more
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    Mind Blowin', Helter Skelter, No One Can Do It Better More
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    Texas born rapper and N.W.A. affiliate The D.O.C. delivered one great album the Dr. Dre ...
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    Breaking Atoms, Think / Atom, Breaking Atoms (Rerelease) More
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    Breaking Atoms was the only good album from Main Source... Best known for kicking off the ... more
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    Give Up, Against All Odds, A Tattered Line of String More
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    Prevail

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    Spasefase was the only album by Swolen Members rapper Prevail
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    Danja Mowf

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    Word of Mowf was the only album from this Richmond rapper... Not much is known of what ...
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    Heretik More
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    Heretik was the only album released by Perth, Australia  rapper Layla
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