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The Best Reggae Bands/Artists

Reggae artists list, with photos, ranked best to worst by votes. Many people mistakenly think of Bob Marley as the only reggae band, but there are many popular reggae bands worth exploring. Use this list of reggae artists to discover new music, look up new reggae band names and vote on groups you already know and love. This reggae artists list includes a filter so you can sort by the groups’s label and what albums they've put out. Reggae groups and artists are shown below along with any additional genres in which their music belongs. If available, you can also see information about where all reggae bands on this list got started. These are truly the greatest reggae bands of all time, since the most famous reggae artists ever are listed, and the order is decided by actual fans of the best reggae music.

You can click on the reggae band names to see more information about that particular notable reggae group. If they're near the top of the best reggae artist list, though, then they should have at least some information available. All the top reggae bands named on the list also have discographies on their pages if you click on the reggae band names themselves.

The list you're viewing is made up of many different items, like Peter Tosh and Ziggy Marley. Upvoting your favorites gets them to rise to the top of the list. What makes the most sense to vote on, is it between Jimmy Cliff and Bob Marley?

All important, significant and iconic names in reggae music history deserve your votes, so make sure to choose wisely. You can only vote once on this list.

The list includes all new reggae bands, and if there are any missing on the list, you can always add them yourself. Just make sure they aren't already on the list and check your spelling, because this is already an accurate compilation of the best examples of reggae, as well as a good place to start if you're asking yourself, or friends, exactly how to get into reggae music. Especially since the bands at the top of the list will at the very least be the best choices if you're looking for a list of good reggae bands with which to start out. No point in listening to them if they aren't actually good or even half-way decent reggae bands.

This list answers the questions "who are the best reggae bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest reggae musician ever?"

If you know enough about the genre, please vote based on the quality of the band's music instead of just voting for the most popular reggae bands that you might've heard of, but not really listened to closely enough to cast an informed vote.

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    the people's #1 & most listed Reggae

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    Reggae, Dub

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    Ska, Reggae

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    ranked low on reranks Ska, Reggae, Rocksteady

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    Ska, Reggae, Rocksteady

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  6. 6
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    ranked high on reranks Reggae, Dub

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    Ska, Reggae, Roots reggae

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    Hip hop music, Ragga, Dancehall

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    Reggae

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Ska, Reggae, Rocksteady

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    The Congos Reggae, Roots reggae

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    Reggae

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    Dancehall, Reggae, Roots reggae

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    ranked high on reranks Ska, Reggae, Rocksteady

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    Groundation Reggae, Jazz fusion, Roots reggae

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    ranked low on reranks Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Dancehall

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    Dancehall, Reggae, Roots reggae

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    Reggae, Lovers rock, Reggae fusion

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    Reggae, Dub, Lovers rock

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    Reggae, Roots reggae

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  21. 21
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    Reggae

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  22. 22
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    Pop music, Ska, Reggae

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    Reggae

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    Dancehall, Reggae, Reggae fusion

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  25. 25
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    Ragga, Dancehall, Reggae

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    Reggae

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    Dub poetry, Reggae

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    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Reggae

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    Ranking Joe Reggae

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  30. 30
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    Reggae

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  31. 31
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    Blue Beat, Ska, Reggae

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    Reggae, Lovers rock

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    The Abyssinians Reggae, Roots reggae

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    Reggae, Roots reggae

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    added by NatanAntona Dancehall, Reggae

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    Trip hop, Reggae

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    Reggae

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    Dancehall, Reggae, Reggae fusion

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    Ragga, Dancehall, Reggae

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    Reggae

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    Dancehall, Reggae, Rocksteady

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    Ska, Reggae, Rocksteady

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    Reggae, Rhythm and blues

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    Ska, Rock music, Reggae

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    Ragga, Dancehall, Reggae

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    ranked low on reranks Reggae

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    ranked high on reranks Dancehall, Reggae, Ragga jungle

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    ranked high on reranks Reggae

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    ranked low on reranks Ragga, Dancehall, Reggae

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    Reggae

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