6 One-Album Wonders in Popular Music History

Sex Pistols, Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s the Sex Pistols (1977): Sex Pistols revolutionized U.K. punk in one toxic album, sparking youth rebellion and class frustration, leaving a lasting legacy.

Jeff Buckley, Grace (1994): Jeff Buckley's Grace, an emotional masterpiece, initially overlooked, gained posthumous acclaim, showcasing his angelic voice and musical brilliance.

Lauryn Hill, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill (1998): Hill's solo album, born from Fugees' chaos, is a Grammy-winning hip-hop classic, blending pain and beauty in a groundbreaking, definitive work.

Derek & the Dominos, Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs (1970): Eric Clapton's pinnacle, Layla, captures brilliance with Duane Allman before his tragic death, contributing to a musical legacy akin to All Things Must Pass.

The Postal Service, Give Up (2003): The Postal Service's glitchy debut, Give Up, achieved Platinum status, influencing indie music and transcending its minimal promotion with themes of love and loneliness.

The La’s, The La’s (1990): The La’s' one-hit wonder, "There She Goes," shaped Britpop's future, though the band rejected their debut album, leaving a mysterious and unfinished musical chapter.