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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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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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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
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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"
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Asia is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album
Asia
"Asia"
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zxray added In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida
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kingbee63 added Cheap Thrills
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zxray added The Cars
The Cars
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Quiet Riot is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album
Dismalhead added Metal Health
"Metal Health"
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Spin Doctors is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album
Pocket Full of Kryptonite, Two Princes, Turn It Upside Down
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zxray added Straight Outta Compton
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Guns N' Roses is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album
WarrenMitchell added Appetite for Destruction
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Jeff Buckley is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album
kuzronk added Grace
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The Cranberries is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album
Mark Lanzarotta added Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We?, Everybody Else Is Doing It
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13th Floor Elevators is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album
Mark Lanzarotta added The Psychadelic Sounds of the 13th Floor Elevators, Bull of the Woods, The Psychedelic World of the 13th Floor Elevators
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Nirvana is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album
Vince Hans added Nevermind
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Television is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album
Marquee Moon
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Moby Grape is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album
Mark Lanzarotta added Moby Grape, Great Grape, Truly Fine Citizen
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No Doubt is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album
Tragic Kingdom, Rock Steady, Icon
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The La's is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album
kuzronk added The La's
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Carole King is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album
Tapestry
"Tapestry"
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The Stone Roses is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album
davmgil added The Stone Roses
The Stone Roses
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Fine Young Cannibals is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album
The Raw & The Cooked, The Finest, Fine Young Cannibals
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zxray added Chantilly Lace
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New York Dolls is listed (or ranked) 24 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
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Soul Asylum is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album
EricStein added Grave Dancers Union