Best Music Artists and Bands that Have Released Three Albums or Less
This list is about artists and bands who we don't expect to release further material, either because they retired from music business long ago, disbanded, died or simply didn't release anything for years. Compilations and so on don't count.
The Top Ten
1M2MM2M was a Norwegian teen pop duo consisting of Marit Larsen and Marion Raven, both of which provided vocals, guitar, piano and songwriting. They released two albums, “Shades of Purple” and “The Big Room”, in 2000 and 2002, respectively. Both albums received universal acclaim internationally ...read more.
Their songs were so heartfelt. They fall under the category of teen pop, but they took this genre to s whole another level. They wrote all their songs themselves, they played the guitars. Their topics evolved around not being ready yet for a relationship, not liking who the mirror shows you to be, being heartbroken, or being "the right one" despite being unperfect. It's things every one can easily relate to, and they deliver it without any melodrama. They had an unusually mature view on life, and despite often singing about the downsides of life, always remained positive and kept a cheerful tone in their music. Unfortunately, Marit Larsen and Marion Raven parted ways after only two albums, and each had a solo career. Their solo albums were good as well, but neither's discography is as stunning and touching as the two M2M albums. I am still puzzled that "Shades of Purple" is not seen as a modern day classic. - Martin_Canine
2Sixto RodriguezSixto Diaz Rodriguez, going only by his surname Rodriguez as his stage name, is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist born on July 10th, 1942 in Detroit, Michigan. ...read more.
3Ich + IchIch + Ich is a German music duo consisting of soul singer Adel Tawil (former member of boygroup The Boyz) and producer and occasional vocalist Anette Humpe (formerly part of the influential Neue Deutsche Welle band Ideal), which was formed in 2003. Their style can be described as pop, soul, R'n'B or ...read more.
4FugeesThe Fugees were an American RnB and hip hop group consisting of Lauryn Hill, Wycelf Jean and Pras Michael, all three contributing vocals, songwriting and production, active from 1992 to 1997 . During that time they released two studio albums, “Blunted on Reality” and “The Score”, the latter ...read more.
5Janis JoplinJanis Joplin (1943-1970) was an American singer who rose to fame as the main singer of acid band Big Brother and the Holding Company. She was known for her eccentric hippie style and psychedelic rock music.
6Amy WinehouseAmy Jade Winehouse was an English singer and songwriter known for her deep expressive contralto vocals and her eclectic mix of musical genres, including soul, rhythm and blues, and jazz. She is also a well-known member of the 27 Club, as she overdosed on alcohol at age 27.
7Christina GrimmieChristina Victoria Grimmie (March 12th 1994 - June 10th 2016), known on YouTube as zeldaxlove64, was an American singer-songwriter known for participating in The Voice and for her covers of hit songs by contemporary pop musicians. She was shot dead during a meet-and-greet in Orlando, Florida, by fan ...read more.
8Melanie ThorntonMelanie Janene Thornton was an American pop singer that was born on May 13, 1967 and died on November 24, 2001 in a plane crash. ...read more.
9Buffalo SpringfieldBuffalo Springfield was an American-Canadian rock band, formed in Los Angeles in 1966. Their original lineup included Stephen Stills, Dewey Martin, Bruce Palmer, Richie Furay, and Neil Young.
They hated touring and each other; so much so that they could only stand to be together for slightly over a year, but it was sheer magic while it lasted. The Hall of Fame careers of the members, and spinoff bands like Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Loggins & Messina, and Poco pay homage to the original band's greatness.
10NirvanaNirvana was an American grunge band that was formed in Aberdeen, Washington in 1987. Nirvana disbanded after Kurt Cobain committed suicide in 1994. The drummer of the band, David Grohl, went on to start the Foo-Fighters, an alternative rock band. ...read more.
11AaliyahAaliyah Dana Haughton was born on January 16th 1979 and died August 25th 2001. She was a dancer, an actress and an R&B singer. She was born in Brooklyn, New York, raised in Detroit, Michigan and died at Marsh Harbour, Bahamas. ...read more.
12Derek & the Dominos
13Cinema BizarreCinema Bizarre was a German synth rock band consisting of Strify (vocals), Yu (guitars), Romeo (keyboard), Shin (drums) and Kiro (bass) that formed in 2005 and disbanded in 2010. Before leaving the band in 2008, Luminor would provide vocals and keyboards, originally ought to sing in duet with Strify, ...read more.
14Peter FoxPierre Baigorry, better known as Peter Fox, also known as Enuff and Pete Fox, is a German reggae and Hip hop musician from Berlin. He is also a member of the German reggae and dancehall band Seeed.
15Lauryn HillLauryn Noelle Hill is an American singer, rapper and songwriter. She is known for being a member of Fugees and for her solo album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, which won many awards and broke several sales records.
18We as Human
19Love and Death
20The SugarcubesThe Sugarcubes were an Icelandic alternative rock band formed in 1986 and disbanded in 1992. They received critical and popular acclaim internationally.
21Sex PistolsThe Sex Pistols were an English punk rock band formed in London in 1975. Although they initially lasted just two and a half years and produced only four singles and one studio album, Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols, they are considered one of the most influential acts in the history ...read more.
22The Jimi Hendrix ExperienceThe Jimi Hendrix Experience was an English-American rock band that formed in Westminster, London, in September 1966. Composed of singer, songwriter, and guitarist Jimi Hendrix, bassist and backing vocalist Noel Redding, and drummer Mitch Mitchell, the band was active until June 1969. During this time ...read more.
23Nina Hagen BandNina Hagen Band was a German punk rock band consisting of Nina Hagen (vocals), Reinhold Heil (keyboard), Herwig Mitteregger (drums), Bernhard Potschka (guitar) and Manfred Praeker (bass), that formed in 1978 and disbanded in 1979. ...read more.
24Joy DivisionJoy Division were an English rock band formed in 1976 in Salford, Greater Manchester. Originally named Warsaw, the band consisted of singer Ian Curtis, guitarist and keyboardist Bernard Sumner, bassist Peter Hook, and drummer Stephen Morris.