Mojo's 50 Best Reggae Albums of All Time Albums
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Mojo's 50 Best Reggae Albums of All Time

List of the best reggae albums of all time, as ranked by Mojo Magazine. From superstars like The Skatalites and The Maytels to more obscure acts, all the top reggae artists and recordings are represented in this list, originally published by Mojo's editors in August of 2002. This 50 reggae albums are a solid primer for those who are new to the genre, and a great resource for completist reggae fans.

Reggae music first appeared in Jamaica in the 1960s, following the introduction of ska and rocksteady music. It is characterized by a dependency on "off-beat" or "skank" rhythm, and it's thought that the term "reggae" itself derives from Jamaican slang for raggedy or disheveled clothing. (Reggae superstar Bob Marley, however, argued that the word was derived from the Spanish term for "king's music.")

This collects the Top 50 Reggae Albums Ever Produced, as decided by the editors of Mojo Magazine. Don't be a bumbaclot! Check it out!
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    East of the River Nile

    Augustus Pablo More
    Augustus Pablo
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    Augustus Pablo
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    Shaolin Temple

    Barrington Levy More
    Barrington Levy
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    Art and Life

    Beenie Man More
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    Screaming Target

    Big Youth More
    Big Youth
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    Céline Dion & Anne Geddes More
    Bim Sherman
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    The Sylvers More
    Black Uhuru
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    Bob Andy’s Songbook

    Bob Andy
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    ‘Till Shiloh

    Buju Banton
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    Marcus Gravy

    Burning Spear
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    Studio One Presents…

    Burning Spear
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    Culture More
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    Wolves and Leopards

    Dennis Brown More
    Dennis Brown
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    Dr. Alimantado More
    Dr Alimantado
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    Tunes From The Missing Channel

    Dub Syndicate More
    Dub Syndicate
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    It’s Growing

    Garnett Slick
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    Extra Classic

    Gregory Isaacs More
    Gregory Isaacs
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    Night Nurse

    Gregory Isaacs More
    Gregory Isaacs
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    XTC More
    Horace Andy
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    Jackie Mittoo More
    Jackie Mittoo
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    African Dub All-Mighty Chapter 3

    Joe Gibbs
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    Truths and Rights

    Johnny Osbourne More
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    Mr Rock Steady

    Ken Booth
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    Jennifer Rush More

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