music Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album

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List Rules 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 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album
Sex Pistols Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols

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Derek and the Dominos is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album
Derek and the Dominos Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs

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Blind Faith is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album
Blind Faith Blind Faith - "Blind Faith"

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Meat Loaf is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album
Meat Loaf Bat Out of Hell - "Bat Out Of Hell"

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Alanis Morissette is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album
Alanis Morissette Jagged Little Pill - Jagged Little Pill

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Boston is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album
Boston Boston - "Boston"

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Asia is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album
Asia Asia - "Asia"

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Quiet Riot is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album
Quiet Riot Metal Health - "Metal Health"

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The Cars The Cars - The Cars

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Iron Butterfly In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida

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Guns N' Roses is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album
Guns N' Roses Appetite for Destruction

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Jeff Buckley is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album
Jeff Buckley Grace

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The Wallflowers is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album
The Wallflowers Bringing Down The Horse - "

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Carole King is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album
Carole King Tapestry - "Tapestry"

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N.W.A. Straight Outta Compton

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Amy Winehouse is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album
Amy Winehouse Back To Black

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Television is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album
Television Marquee Moon

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Nirvana is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album
Nirvana Nevermind

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Lauryn Hill is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album
Lauryn Hill The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill

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Dire Straits is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album
Dire Straits Dire Straits

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The Stone Roses is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album
The Stone Roses The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses

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Soul Asylum is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album
Soul Asylum Grave Dancers Union

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The Big Bopper Chantilly Lace

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The La's is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album
The La's The La's

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No Doubt is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album
No Doubt Tragic Kingdom, Rock Steady Icon

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Rick Astley is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album
Rick Astley Whenever You Need Somebody

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Spin Doctors is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album
Spin Doctors Pocket Full of Kryptonite, Two Princes Turn It Upside Down

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Michael Jackson is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album
Michael Jackson Thriller - "Thriller"

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Fine Young Cannibals is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album
Fine Young Cannibals The Raw & The Cooked, The Finest Fine Young Cannibals

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America is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album
America America

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The Black Crowes is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album
The Black Crowes Shake Your Money Maker, The Southern Harmony and Musical Companion Amorica - Shake Your Moneymaker

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Garbage is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album

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Kings of Leon is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album
Kings of Leon 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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George Harrison is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album
George Harrison All Things Must Pass - "All Things Must Pass"

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The Clash is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album
The Clash London Calling - "London Calling"

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Devo Freedom of Choice - Freedom of Choice

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Fastway is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album
Fastway Fastway

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Billy Ray Cyrus Some Gave All - Some Gave All

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Neutral Milk Hotel is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album
Neutral Milk Hotel In the Aeroplane over the Sea, On Avery Island Beauty - In the Aeroplane Over the Sea 

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The Darkness is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album
The Darkness Permission To Land - "Permission To Land"

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Joan Osborne is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album
Joan Osborne Relish - "Relish"

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Ricky Martin is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album
Ricky Martin Ricky Martin

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Edwin Starr War & Peace - War & Peace

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Rockpile is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album
Rockpile Seconds of Pleasure, Eagle Records Live at Montreux 2009 Sampler Live at Montreux 1980

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Van Halen is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album
Van Halen Van Halen

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Cheap Trick "Live at Budo... is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album
Cheap Trick "Live at Budokan"

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Jefferson Airplane is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album
Jefferson Airplane Surrealistic Pillow, Volunteers Bark

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The Offspring is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album

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Terence Trent D'arby is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album
Terence Trent D'arby