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Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album

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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    Sex Pistols

    Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols More
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    Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs More
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    Asia More
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    "Asia"
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    Blind Faith More
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    "Blind Faith"
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    Boston More
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    "Boston"
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    Bat Out of Hell More
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    "Bat Out Of Hell"
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    Metal Health More
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    "Metal Health"
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    Jagged Little Pill More
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    Jagged Little Pill
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    Guns N' Roses

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    The Cars More
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    The Cars
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    Chantilly Lace More
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    Bringing Down The Horse More
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    Straight Outta Compton More
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    Dire Straits More
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    Whenever You Need Somebody More
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    Thriller More
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    "Thriller
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    Amy Winehouse

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    London Calling More
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    "London Calling"
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    Youth and Young Manhood 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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    Some Gave All More
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    Some Gave All
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    Freedom of Choice
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    Nevermind More
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    Carole King

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    "Tapestry"
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    War & Peace More
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    War & Peace
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    Mary MacGregor

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    Torn Between Two Lovers  
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    Ricky Martin More
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    Marquee Moon More
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    Mac Miller

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    KIDS
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    Suicidal Tendencies

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    Suicidal Tendencie
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    Relish More
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    Van Halen

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    Jeff Buckley

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    Permission To Land More
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    "Permission To Land"
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    All Things Must Pass More
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    Grave Dancers Union More
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    The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill More
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    Smash More
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    America More
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    Fastway More
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    Cheap Thrills More
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    Cheap Thrills
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    The La's More
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    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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    Manassas More
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    Is This It More
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    Hoku More
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    Her self titled debut album was her only good album... Avoid her 2007 album at all costs
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