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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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    the people's #1 & added by Vince Hans Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols

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    Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs

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    ranked low on reranks Back To Black

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    added by greaser68 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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    often listed & added by zxray Freedom of Choice Freedom of Choice

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    ranked low on reranks & added by kuzronk Grace

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    ranked low on reranks Marquee Moon

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    added by zxray War & Peace War & Peace

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    Tapestry "Tapestry"

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    often listed Glee: The Music: The Christmas Album, Alone, It's My Life / Confessions, ...

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    often listed & added by BarbL Torn Between Two Lovers Torn Between Two Lovers  

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    Permission To Land "Permission To Land"

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    added by EricStein Grave Dancers Union

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    added by kuzronk The La's

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    often listed & added by zxray Suicidal Tendencies Suicidal Tendencie

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    added by PeteBoyle K.I.D.S. KIDS

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    added by M-seeStorm It Was All A Dream It Was All A Dream was the only album from this 4 piece girl group

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    added by LucasRiot Smash

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    added by BonzoZlata Manassas

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    added by M-seeStorm Hoku Her self titled debut album was her only good album... Avoid her 2007 album at all costs

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    All Things Must Pass "All Things Must Pass"

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