The Best Reggae Bands/Artists Bands/Musicians

The Best Reggae Bands/Artists

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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 Rihanna and Eric Clapton. Upvoting your favorites gets them to rise to the top of the list. What makes the most sense to vote on, is it between The Clash 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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  1. 51
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    Reggae, Dub, Lovers rock More
  2. 52
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    I Roy

    Dancehall, Reggae More
  3. 53
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    Dub poetry, Reggae More
  4. 54
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    Dancehall, Reggae, Soca music More
  5. 55
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    Groundation

    Reggae, Jazz fusion, Roots reggae More
  6. 56
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    Disco, Pop music, Reggae More
  7. 57
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    Ska, Reggae, Rocksteady More
  8. 58
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    Dancehall, Reggae More
  9. 59
    Up 13
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    Reggae, Lovers rock More
  10. 60
    Up 14
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    Hip hop music, Dancehall, Folk music More
  11. 61
    Up 9
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    Ska, Reggae, Rocksteady More
  12. 62
    Up 9
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    Dancehall, Pop music, Reggae More
  13. 63
    Up 15
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    Hip hop music, Ragga, Dancehall More
  14. 64
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    Roots Radics

    Reggae More
  15. 65
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    Blue Beat, Ska, Reggae More
  16. 66
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    Reggae, Jazz More
  17. 67
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    David Isaacs

    Reggae More
  18. 68
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    Down 3
    Ska, Reggae, Rocksteady More
  19. 69
    Up 7
    Down 0
    Pop music, Ska, Reggae More
  20. 70
    Up 12
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    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Reggae More
  21. 71
    Up 12
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    Reggae, Roots reggae More
  22. 72
    Up 8
    Down 1
    Reggae, Dub More
  23. 73
    Up 15
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    Hip hop music, Ragga, Dancehall More
  24. 74
    Up 9
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    Reggae, Roots reggae More
  25. 75
    Up 9
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    Ragga, Dancehall, Reggae More
  26. 76
    Up 10
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    Ska, Reggae, Rocksteady More
  27. 77
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    Trip hop, Reggae More
  28. 78
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    Dancehall, Reggae, Reggae fusion More
  29. 79
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    Reggae, Dub More
  30. 80
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    Johnny Clarke

    Reggae More
  31. 81
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    Cocoa Tea

    Dancehall, Reggae More
  32. 82
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    Reggae More
  33. 83
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    Errol Dunkley

    Reggae More
  34. 84
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    Dancehall, Reggae More
  35. 85
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    Reggae More
  36. 86
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    Reggae, Roots reggae, Gospel music More
  37. 87
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    Pablo Moses

    Reggae More
  38. 88
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  39. 89
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    Dancehall, Reggae, Rocksteady More
  40. 90
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    Dancehall, Reggae, Rhythm and blues More
  41. 91
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    Reggae More
  42. 92
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    Reggae More
  43. 93
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    Ragga, Nu metal, Dancehall More
  44. 94
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    The Chantells

    Reggae More
  45. 95
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    Dancehall, Reggae, Soca music More
  46. 96
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    Reggae More
  47. 97
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    Reggae, Roots reggae More
  48. 98
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    Ras Michael

    Reggae More
  49. 99
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    Reggae More
  50. 100
    Up 7
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    Reggae, Roots reggae More
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