I know some of you have a band you are iffy on because they only have one or two albums that really do it for you. Please list them and the reasons you don't like their others.
John Mellencamp - Scarecrow
I listened to his other albums, and they all felt pretensious and weak.
Wings - Band on the Run
For me, McCartney was never the strongest member of the Beatles, but his first two solo albums, plus McCartney II and Flaming Pie are great records. Wings always felt like a soft-rock band; an outlet for McCartney's commercial "granny music" (as Lennon called it). Interestingly enough, I hate Lennon's solo albums.
The Golden Palominos - Visions of Excess
Arto Lindsay, Michael Stipe, Richard Thompson, Jack Bruce, Henry Kaiser, John Lydon, and Syd Straw. Fantastic musicians making a great album together. Ironically, R.E.M. fans probably bought it for Stipe, ignoring the other musicians. The other Palominos records felt less cohesive.
Brian Wilson - Brian Wilson
The irony is that he was wacked out of his mind when he made this album, and the rest of his solo albums felt like cartoon impressions of his work with the Beach Boys.
The Black Keys - Chulahoma
I bought this album without ever listening to the band, and it is actually an EP. I remember Thom Yorke saying he liked them and they influenced In Rainbows, so I bought it on his recomendation alone. This record sounds nothing like them. The rest sounds like a more retro White Stripes.
Soundgarden - Bad Motor Finger
I didn't even care for this one that much.
Pearl Jam - Ten
Great album, and I even bought Vitology without even liking it from an intial listen. When I finally listened to it, I wanted my five dollars back.
Weezer - Blue Album
People talk about Pinkerton a lot, but that felt like a sloppy album to me. Of course, their album with "Beverly Hills" was insanely popular when I was in junior high. I'm 23 now. I keep saying I'm 22 because my birthday was October 4th, and I can't remember my own age.
Iron Maiden - Iron Maiden
I think this album kicks ass, but I really don't like Bruce Dickhead's vocals. He sounds like an evil wizard on crack.
Bob Dylan - Bringing it All Back Home
Dylan's voice was never the problem. I find most of his music boring or annoying. I love it when other artists cover him, though. I mean, people love Hendrix's "Watchtower" so much more than the original.