Top 10 One Album Wonders

Here are my top 10 one album wonders where the band or singer has one album that is a phenomenal success, both commercially and critically.  So much so that the band or singer or the album makes the traditional top 10 lists of the year.  The kicker is that they, to date, do not have any further albums that achieve similar commercial or critical success. I have no clue why most of them are albums from the 1990s.  Maybe it is the change to the music industry, consumers or I just not listening to the latest music much, but here it is, my very narrow list that is, of course, informed by my taste and knowledge of music.

10. Crash Test Dummies, 'God Shuffled His Feet' (1993)

9. Spin Doctors, 'Pocket Full of Kryptonite (1991)

8. Counting Crows, 'August and Everything After' (1993)

7. Macy Gray, 'On How Life Is' (1999)

6. Tracy Chapman, 'Tracy Chapman' (1988)

5. The Verve, 'Urban Hymns' (1997)

4. Hootie and the Blowfish, 'Cracked Rear View' (1994)

3. Lauryn Hill, 'The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill' (1998)

2. Alanis Morrisette, 'Jagged Little Pill' (1995)

1. Jeff Buckley, ‘Grace’ (1994)