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Old 03-18-2014, 10:02 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Semisonic actually has some pretty good music. Their one hit being "Closing Time."
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Old 06-08-2014, 01:23 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Recently I was feeling a bit of late 90s nostalgia so I bought the following albums based on the fact that they'd all had a hit song but I knew nothing else about these them:

Harvey Danger - where have all the merrymakers gone? (song: Flagpole Sitta)
Barenaked Ladies - stunt (song: One Week)
Fastball - all the pain money can buy (song: The Way)
Wheatus - wheatus (released in 2000, close enough...) (song: Teenage Dirtbag)

Turns out all these albums are great from start to finish.

What other bands/artists do you think may be unfairly known as one hit wonders even though they've been around a long time and/or had lots of good songs?

(I realize all those bands have dedicated fans so I'm not saying they're not good, just interest in how some bands have a brief mainstream success and may or may not embrace that success, whether intentionally or unintentionally.)
I think Mtume was a really underrated band, Tawatha Agee who was quite a famous singer in her own right provided some real nice vocals. They did have a hit in 1983 that became pretty big in dance venues called 'Juicy Fruit', even Biggie sampled it. They had a few other successful songs, but they didn't achieve more of the recognition I feel they needed. 'Juicy Fruit' was a good playful funk/R&B album. Edit: holy **** that's a big picture
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Old 06-08-2014, 03:30 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Mazzy Star and The Breeders come to mind, just because I remember knowing a ton of people who only knew "Fade Into You" and "Cannonball".
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Old 06-08-2014, 04:13 PM   #24 (permalink)
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^ agree on the breeders, last splash is a great album.

im a little ashamed to mention this but i got Limp bizkit's 3 dolla bill just for 'Faith' and it wasn't a bad album it had a couple of decent tunes.
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