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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854 354
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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654 229
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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460 259
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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344 371
Asia is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album
Asia
"Asia"
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379 344
Quiet Riot is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album
Dismalhead added Metal Health
"Metal Health"
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340 250
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zxray added In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida
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393 490
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zxray added The Cars
The Cars
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568 876
Guns N' Roses is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album
WarrenMitchell added Appetite for Destruction
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223 145
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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370 383
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zxray added Straight Outta Compton
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218 168
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kingbee63 added Cheap Thrills
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194 169
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zxray added Chantilly Lace
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266 260
Jeff Buckley is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album
kuzronk added Grace
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Nirvana is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album
Vince Hans added Nevermind
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326 327
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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153 164
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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36 9
The Cranberries is listed (or ranked) 17 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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238 245
Television is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album
Marquee Moon
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184 198
No Doubt is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album
Tragic Kingdom, Rock Steady, Icon
20
68 46
Moby Grape is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album
Mark Lanzarotta added Moby Grape, Great Grape, Truly Fine Citizen
21
68 51
New York Dolls is listed (or ranked) 21 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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273 243
Lauryn Hill is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album
kuzronk added The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
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60 7
Ritchie Valens is listed (or ranked) 23 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
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376 400
Amy Winehouse is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album
Back To Black
25
163 244
Soul Asylum is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album
EricStein added Grave Dancers Union