Best Bob Marley Albums

The Top Ten

1 Exodus Exodus

Greatest album of the century

It's nearly impossible to choose between such incredible albums like Uprising, Kaya, Natty Dread and many more, but for me Exodus takes the cake. It was Time's album of the century for a reason. The Heathen, Exodus, One Love, Natural Mystic. Simply incredible. The greatest musician of all time.

Every song on the album is terrific, but I just can't listen to one song separated from the others. It has a beautiful concept and flow. Probably one of my favorite albums of all time.

Shocking Exodus is one of the best albums of all time

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2 Catch a Fire Catch a Fire

The first realesd worldwide, and the best Bob Marley's album. Contains brilliant song like Concrete Jungle or High Tide/Low Tide.

Sublime from beginning to end, the best Marley album.

No dis a plan from the very first time I heard it I was 7 years old and still listen to Bob today I'm 45 and still love them almost have every album he put out.

3 Survival Survival

Simply the best. I have his entire collection and this is the best. Its obvious his albums with more popular songs rank higher. But this is hands down his best. Bob at his most political. Catchy tunes. Simply the best

This album is the ultimate; Bob Marley at his most revolutionary. The beat, the political, and the message on the entire album are so inspiring. Just listen to the words on "Babylon System" and "Ride Natty Ride".
"Survival" is awesome

Obviously the best album all the best songs such as ride natty ride, one drop, survival, Africa unite and ambush I'm the night much better than those reggae/Pop commercialised songs!

Overrated... but good enought to be in top 10!

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4 Kaya Kaya

Extremely underrated album. Contains such great and ignored tracks as She's Gone, Sun is Shining, Misty Morning, Easy Skanking and Time Will Tell. It does not have a bad song

Has the best first 3 songs on any album. Easy Skanking sets the mellow tone of the album and has lush female backing vocals.
Title track's lyrics are amazing. All touching the sky and falling rain. Nice
Is This Love is the purest expression of infatuation; just beautiful.
The production on the whole album is fantastic. It's endlessly listenable

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5 Natty Dread Natty Dread

Why is this Album 8th?! This album contains arguably his greatest piece, No Woman No Cry, and other superb songs such as Lively Up yourself, So Jah S'eh, Natty Dread and Revolution. Such an underrated album, should be minimum in the top 3.

Not as overtly commercial as some other albums but "them belly full", "rebel music" and "talking blues" are amongst the best reggae ever

Uprising and Catch a Fire come as close seconds, but Natty Dread is just superior in it's flow and consistency. It doesn't miss a beat. Simply the greatest reggae album ever created.

I like this roots reggae with horns and some funk best

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6 Uprising Uprising

Not a bad song on the album. Also includes two of my favourite Marley tracks: Could You Be Loved and Redemption Song, although all the others are quality as well. All in all a near perfect album!

Great tunes from start to finish

Coming In From The Cold; Real Situation; Bad Card; We and Dem; Redemption Song; etc. This one flows and all songs are equally great. This is his best

The whole album is just perfect man.

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7 Rastaman Vibration Rastaman Vibration

He really describes the life in the slum with this album. Brilliant. Tracks like Positive vibration and Johnny was is suberb.

He just brings the Ghetto uptown with this Album!

Oh come on all of you. This album made before Chris Blackwells more commercial sound Is The Best Marley album,No brainer.

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8 Burnin' Burnin'

His most confrontational album, the powerful bass and Marley's fiery vocals capture the spirit of rebellion

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9 Babylon by Bus Babylon by Bus

Only Bob Marley can do such a album, 100% from start to end... , and it does not end en will never end...

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10 Legend Legend

No question, it should not be possible to have such versatile, passionate, and genuinely good tracks together on one album

I can't belive I'm the only person who vote it has the best songs

Legend, to me is just the perfect combination of Robert Nesta Marley's top hits. As soon as I reach Punky Raggae Party, I am ready to start over with Is This Love, what an amazing artwork. Thank you Bob Marley!

"Rolling Stones" 500 Greatest Albums of All Time - "Legend" - 46 place.

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The Contenders

11 Live! Live!

Showcases what they were able to do musically and the atmosphere they created at their very best.

Listen to this and then wonder if there has ever been a better live album... If there is, I d love to hear it!

12 Confrontation Confrontation

Highly under-rated. Possibly because it was promoted by one of his most insipid and bland pop songs. But the rest of the album is brilliant.

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