10 Notable Bands With Only 1 Album

Lauryn Hill, Jeff Buckley, and the Sex Pistols make the list
By Dustin Lushing,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 28, 2012 10:23 AM CST
10 Notable Bands With Only One Album
Lauryn Hill performs during her set at the "L.A. Rising" concert at the Los Angeles Coliseum, Saturday, July 30, 2011, in Los Angeles.   (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

It's one way to avoid the sophomore slump: Paste counts down 10 singers or bands whose first album set the music world abuzz and whose official second album simply never materialized:

  1. Lauryn Hill, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, 1998: "Only a forgettable Unplugged live album, a handful of soundtrack appearances, and a 2010 single to her name since."
  2. Jeff Buckley, Grace, 1994: He recorded a lot before his 1997 death, but that's his only full-length studio album.
  3. Sex Pistols, Nevermind the Bollocks, Here’s the Sex Pistols, 1977: Just the one album, despite the cult status.
  4. The Monks, Black Monk Time, 1966: This "primal garage rock" album is "one of the important cult records of all time."
  5. The La's, The La’s, 1990: The There She Goes single was and is ubiquitous, but lead singer Lee Marvis is too much of a "notorious perfectionist."
Read the rest of the one-album wonders here. (Read more Lauryn Hill stories.)

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