Best Bob Marley Albums

The Top Ten

1 Exodus

Greatest album of the century

Exodus deserves to be at the top of the Marley oeuvre. Not only is it his most cohesively flowing album, but it also contains some of the best, and most popular, songs of his career. It's notable that the Legend greatest hits compilation includes more songs from Exodus than from any other Marley album. I saw Marley in concert within a couple of years after Exodus was released, and songs from Exodus received repeated, and extended, standing ovations from the audience. An all-time classic!

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.

Truly great

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2 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.

Catch a fire zippo is an iconic album cover of which I have got on the day it came out in UK love it

3 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!

Simply the best

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4 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

From first to last each track has a different vibe..

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

Love it!

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5 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.

The best ever,who you are and where are future is

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6 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

Simply the best!

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7 Rastaman Vibration

Great songs that work together as an album. Melodies, lyrics, fantastic playing. If you want the definitive reggae rhythm section, this is the one. Yes, they got albums more popular than this one, but none better. A revolution.

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!

My favourite...the least commercial, not a bad track on it...war is a socialist classic.. no one have ever come close to filling bobs boots...

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8 Burnin'

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


9 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!

This is definitely the BEST Marley album.

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10 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...

The best of bob marley

Get on the bus yo can't go wrong pl!

The Contenders

11 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

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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