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Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album 

Clark Benson
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Updated February 16, 2020 51.9k votes 4.5k voters 86.4k views 221 items

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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Derek and the Dominos is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album
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Sex Pistols is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album
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Blind Faith is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album
"Blind Faith"
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Quiet Riot is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album
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"Metal Health"
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Spin Doctors is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album
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Carole King is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album
Genre: Adult contemporary music, Blue-eyed soul & Pop music; Nationality: United States of America
"Tapestry"
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Asia is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album
"Asia"
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The Wallflowers is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album
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zxray added Genre: Rock music, Rockabilly & Rock and roll; Nationality: United States of America
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Jeff Buckley is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album
kuzronk added Genre: Rock music, Folk music & Folk rock; Nationality: United States of America
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The Cars
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No Doubt is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album
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Television is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album
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The Cranberries is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album
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13th Floor Elevators is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album
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Janis Joplin is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album
Mark Lanzarotta added Genre: Blues-rock, Rock music & Folk music; Nationality: United States of America
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Paul Revere and The Raid... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album
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Ritchie Valens is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album
Mark Lanzarotta added Genre: Chicano rock, Rock music & Rock and roll; Nationality: United States of America
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The Dave Clark Five is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album
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Badfinger is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album
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Herman's Hermits is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album
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Fine Young Cannibals is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album