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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

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    Derek and the Dominos

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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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    Metal Health More
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    "Metal Health"
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    Bat Out of Hell More
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    "Bat Out Of Hell"
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    Jagged Little Pill More
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    Jagged Little Pill
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    Bringing Down The Horse More
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    The Cars More
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    The Cars
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    Dire Straits

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    Back To Black More
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    Thriller More
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    "Thriller
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    Freedom of Choice More
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    Freedom of Choice
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    Whenever You Need Somebody More
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    Kings of Leon

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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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    London Calling More
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    "London Calling"
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    Carole King

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    "Tapestry"
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    Edwin Starr

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    War & Peace
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    Nirvana

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    Grace More
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    Marquee Moon More
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    Grave Dancers Union More
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    All Things Must Pass More
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    Suicidal Tendencies

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    Suicidal Tendencie
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    The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill More
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    Permission To Land More
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    "Permission To Land"
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    Relish More
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    "Relish"
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    America More
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    Mary MacGregor

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    new! The La's

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    Sixteen Stone More
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    Fastway More
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    Smash More
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    Cheap Thrills
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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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    Is This It More
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    Manassas 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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    Gotta Tell You was the only album released by this Iris
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    Ricky Martin More
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    KIDS
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    Van Halen More
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