greatest albums Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album  

Clark Benson
Originally by
23.1k votes 2.8k voters 70.1k views 70 items Embed

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

Check out more lists like the best albums of all time, the most unsuccessful albums, and Best Guitar Rock Albums
list ordered by

1
599 255
Sex Pistols is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album
Vince Hans added Sex Pistols Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols

2
414 178
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

3
443 266
Alanis Morissette is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album
ChangesDownClub added Alanis Morissette Jagged Little Pill - Jagged Little Pill

4
378 287
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"

5
281 195
Blind Faith is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album
Blind Faith Blind Faith - "Blind Faith"

6
386 329
Boston is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album
Boston Boston - "Boston"

7
228 229
Asia is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album
Asia Asia - "Asia"

8
270 207
Quiet Riot is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album
Dismalhead added Quiet Riot Metal Health - "Metal Health"

9
246 312
Ranker Video
zxray added The Cars The Cars - The Cars

10
416 613
Guns N' Roses is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album
WarrenMitchell added Guns N' Roses Appetite for Destruction

11
205 180
Ranker Video
zxray added Iron Butterfly In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida

12
239 204
The Wallflowers is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album
The Wallflowers Bringing Down The Horse - "

13
293 273
Amy Winehouse is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album
Amy Winehouse Back To Black

14
252 233
Ranker Video
zxray added N.W.A. Straight Outta Compton

Child Actors Who Tragically Died Young

15
197 177
Carole King is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album
Carole King Tapestry - "Tapestry"

16
186 146
Jeff Buckley is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album
kuzronk added Jeff Buckley Grace

17
189 136
Lauryn Hill is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album
kuzronk added Lauryn Hill The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill

18
86 70
Spin Doctors is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album
Spin Doctors Pocket Full of Kryptonite, Two Princes, Turn It Upside Down

19
108 131
Soul Asylum is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album
EricStein added Soul Asylum Grave Dancers Union

20
150 178
Television is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album
Television Marquee Moon

21
69 55
Fine Young Cannibals is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album
Fine Young Cannibals The Raw & The Cooked, The Finest, Fine Young Cannibals

The Best R.E.M. Albums

22
106 130
Ranker Video
zxray added The Big Bopper Chantilly Lace

23
97 99
The Stone Roses is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album
davmgil added The Stone Roses The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses

24
356 787
Nirvana is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album
Vince Hans added Nirvana Nevermind

25
104 110
Ranker Video
kingbee63 added Big Brother and the Holding Company Cheap Thrills

26
156 191
Rick Astley is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album
WarrenMitchell added Rick Astley Whenever You Need Somebody

27
61 72
Garbage is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album

28
189 365
Dire Straits is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album
Dave_7672 added Dire Straits Dire Straits

The Greatest Guitar Rock Albums of All Time

29
79 101
No Doubt is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album
No Doubt Tragic Kingdom, Rock Steady, Icon

30
79 112
The La's is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album
kuzronk added The La's The La's

31
111 121
America is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album
AF1972 added America America

32
108 134
The Darkness is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album
The Darkness Permission To Land - "Permission To Land"

33
112 167
Ranker Video
zxray added Billy Ray Cyrus Some Gave All - Some Gave All

34
79 110
The Black Crowes is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album
willyboymcoy added The Black Crowes Shake Your Money Maker, The Southern Harmony and Musical Companion, Amorica - Shake Your Moneymaker

35
98 134
Joan Osborne is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album
Joan Osborne Relish - "Relish"

The Best Singers of All Time

36
30 71
Rockpile is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album
kuzronk added Rockpile Seconds of Pleasure, Eagle Records Live at Montreux 2009 Sampler, Live at Montreux 1980

37
68 103
Fastway is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album
VanRiker added Fastway Fastway

38
264 718
Michael Jackson is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album
Dismalhead added Michael Jackson Thriller - "Thriller"

39
158 253
George Harrison is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album
George Harrison All Things Must Pass - "All Things Must Pass"

40
100 209
Ranker Video
zxray added Devo Freedom of Choice - Freedom of Choice

41
199 448
The Clash is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album
Dismalhead added The Clash London Calling - "London Calling"

42
107 255
Kings of Leon is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album
greaser68 added 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.

The Best Songs on XXXTentacion's New Album "?"

43
46 103
Neutral Milk Hotel is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album
kuzronk added Neutral Milk Hotel In the Aeroplane over the Sea, On Avery Island, Beauty - In the Aeroplane Over the Sea 

44
56 117
Cheap Trick "Live at Budo... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album
RubenVrielynck added Cheap Trick "Live at Budokan"

45
88 162
Ricky Martin is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album
WarrenMitchell added Ricky Martin Ricky Martin

46
64 59
Terence Trent D'arby is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album
GingieVitis added Terence Trent D'arby

47
39 111
Mary MacGregor is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album
BarbL added Mary MacGregor Torn Between Two Lovers - Torn Between Two Lovers  

48
53 108
Ranker Video
zxray added Edwin Starr War & Peace - War & Peace

49
163 387
Van Halen is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album
Dismalhead added Van Halen Van Halen

50
40 56
Jefferson Airplane is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album
Jefferson Airplane Surrealistic Pillow, Volunteers, Bark