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
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)
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(Newser) – 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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