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One and Done: 10 Great Bands With Only One Album

In today's society of more, more, more, it's becoming a bit of a rarity, especially with all those reunion albums that keep coming out, but sometimes legends have been made from just one big hit. Ever so often one album comes along that is so monumental, we all fall in love with it, and then the band quickly dissolves.

A recent mainstream example would be the Postal Service, but it's especially common in the punk world for a band to make a massive splash and then disappear just as quickly as they appeared. Here are ten who have remained steadfastly committed to being one-off bands, never mind the fame or acclaim.

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Corey Deiterman