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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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    Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols

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    Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs

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    Blind Faith "Blind Faith"

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    Boston "Boston"

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    Bat Out of Hell "Bat Out Of Hell"

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    Asia "Asia"

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    Jagged Little Pill Jagged Little Pill

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    Metal Health "Metal Health"

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    In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida

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    The Cars The Cars

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    Appetite for Destruction

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    Bringing Down The Horse "

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    Grace

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    Back To Black

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    Straight Outta Compton

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    Chantilly Lace

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    Marquee Moon

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    Tapestry "Tapestry"

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    Thriller "Thriller"

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    Cheap Thrills

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    Dire Straits

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    The La's

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    Whenever You Need Somebody

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    The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill

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    America

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    Fastway

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    Freedom of Choice Freedom of Choice

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    London Calling "London Calling"

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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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    Cheap Trick "Live at Budokan"

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    All Things Must Pass "All Things Must Pass"

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    Permission To Land "Permission To Land"

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    Some Gave All Some Gave All

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    Relish "Relish"

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    Grave Dancers Union

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

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    In the Aeroplane over the Sea, On Avery Island, Beauty In the Aeroplane Over the Sea 

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    War & Peace War & Peace

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    Nevermind

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    Smash

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    Manassas

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    Ricky Martin

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

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

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    Van Halen

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    ranked low on reranks & added by GingieVitis
    Terence Trent D'arby

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    The Stone Roses The Stone Roses

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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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    K.I.D.S. KIDS

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