Greatest Albums Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album  

Clark Benson
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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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849 352
Sex Pistols is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album
Vince Hans added Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols
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644 228
Derek and the Dominos is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album
Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs
3
452 258
Blind Faith is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album
Blind Faith
"Blind Faith"
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339 366
Asia is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album
Asia
"Asia"
5
377 340
Quiet Riot is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album
Dismalhead added Metal Health
"Metal Health"
6
335 248
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zxray added In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida
7
388 485
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zxray added The Cars
The Cars
8
219 144
Spin Doctors is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album
Pocket Full of Kryptonite, Two Princes, Turn It Upside Down
9
562 868
Guns N' Roses is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album
WarrenMitchell added Appetite for Destruction
10
365 379
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zxray added Straight Outta Compton
11
213 166
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kingbee63 added Cheap Thrills
12
263 256
Jeff Buckley is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album
kuzronk added Grace
13
190 168
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zxray added Chantilly Lace
14
517 1,100
Nirvana is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album
Vince Hans added Nevermind
15
324 324
The Wallflowers is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album
Bringing Down The Horse
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16
152 160
The La's is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album
kuzronk added The La's
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234 245
Television is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album
Marquee Moon
18
179 196
No Doubt is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album
Tragic Kingdom, Rock Steady, Icon
19
65 45
Moby Grape is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album
Mark Lanzarotta added Moby Grape, Great Grape, Truly Fine Citizen
20
270 239
Lauryn Hill is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album
kuzronk added The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
21
57 6
Ritchie Valens is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album
Mark Lanzarotta added The Complete Ritchie Valens, The Very Best Of Richie Valens, Greatest Hits
22
64 50
New York Dolls is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album
Mark Lanzarotta added New York Dolls, One Day It Will Please Us to Remember Even This, Cause I Sez So
23
163 240
Soul Asylum is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album
EricStein added Grave Dancers Union
24
135 157
Fine Young Cannibals is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album
The Raw & The Cooked, The Finest, Fine Young Cannibals
25
371 398
Amy Winehouse is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album
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