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 bandsCheck out more lists like the best albums of all time, the most unsuccessful albums, and Best Guitar Rock Albums
1 769 323 Vince Hans added Sex Pistols Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols
2 563 218 Derek and the Dominos Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs
3 394 240 Blind Faith Blind Faith - "Blind Faith"
4 479 385 Meat Loaf Bat Out of Hell - "Bat Out Of Hell"
5 497 449 Boston Boston - "Boston"
6 532 369 ChangesDownClub added Alanis Morissette Jagged Little Pill - Jagged Little Pill
7 309 318 Asia Asia - "Asia"
8 350 295 Dismalhead added Quiet Riot Metal Health - "Metal Health"
9 336 440 zxray added The Cars The Cars - The Cars
10 292 230 zxray added Iron Butterfly In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida
11 517 791 WarrenMitchell added Guns N' Roses Appetite for Destruction
12 336 334 zxray added N.W.A. Straight Outta Compton
13 176 122 Spin Doctors Pocket Full of Kryptonite, Two Princes, Turn It Upside Down
14 239 219 kuzronk added Jeff Buckley Grace
15 302 286 The Wallflowers Bringing Down The Horse - "
16 453 1,001 Vince Hans added Nirvana Nevermind
17 154 156 zxray added The Big Bopper Chantilly Lace
18 171 155 kingbee63 added Big Brother and the Holding Company Cheap Thrills
19 357 356 Amy Winehouse Back To Black
20 156 204 EricStein added Soul Asylum Grave Dancers Union
21 253 205 kuzronk added Lauryn Hill The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
22 21 0 Mark Lanzarotta added The Trashmen Surfin' Bird, Bird Call! The Twin City Stomp of The Trashmen, Live Bird '65 - '67
23 21 0 Mark Lanzarotta added The Crows
Gee, It’s the Crows
Gee, It’s the Crows