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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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  1. 51
    Up 27
    Down 4
    Reggae, Dub More
    39
  2. 52
    Up 29
    Down 8
    Dancehall, Reggae More
    38
  3. 53
    Up 1
    Down 0

    Los Pericos

    Ska, Rock music, Reggae More
    38
  4. 54
    Up 1
    Down 1

    Tiken Jah Fakoly

    Reggae More
    38
  5. 55
    Up 24
    Down 5

    ranked low on reranks
    The Mighty Diamonds

    Reggae, Roots reggae More
    37
  6. 56
    Up 2
    Down 1
    Reggae, Roots reggae More
    37
  7. 57
    Up 1
    Down 1
    Reggae More
    37
  8. 58
    Up 0
    Down 0

    ranked high on reranks
    Ooklah The Moc

    Roots reggae More
    37
  9. 59
    Up 1
    Down 1

    ranked high on reranks
    Alton Ellis

    Ska, Reggae, Rocksteady More
    37
  10. 60
    Up 22
    Down 4

    ranked low on reranks
    Sugar Minott

    Dancehall, Reggae More
    37
  11. 61
    Up 23
    Down 5
    Dancehall, Reggae More
    37
  12. 62
    Up 23
    Down 5

    ranked low on reranks
    Prince Buster

    Blue Beat, Ska, Reggae More
    37
  13. 63
    Up 0
    Down 0

    ranked high on reranks
    Sumo

    New Wave, Reggae, Alternative rock More
    37
  14. 64
    Up 21
    Down 4
    Reggae More
    37
  15. 65
    Up 22
    Down 5
    Reggae More
    37
  16. 66
    Up 3
    Down 3

    ranked high on reranks
    Augustus Pablo

    Reggae, Roots reggae, Dub More
    37
  17. 67
    Up 18
    Down 2

    ranked low on reranks
    Mad Professor

    Oldschool jungle, Reggae, Dub More
    37
  18. 68
    Up 1
    Down 1

    ranked high on reranks
    Gondwana

    Reggae More
    36
  19. 69
    Up 18
    Down 3

    General Levy

    Ragga, Reggae More
    36
  20. 70
    Up 23
    Down 7
    Dirty rap, Dancehall, Pop music More
    36
  21. 71
    Up 17
    Down 3
    Ska, Reggae, Rocksteady More
    36
  22. 72
    Up 19
    Down 5

    Ijahman Levi

    Reggae More
    35
  23. 73
    Up 18
    Down 5

    Tenor Saw

    Dancehall, Reggae More
    35
  24. 74
    Up 0
    Down 1
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    ranked high on reranks
    Mekatelyu

    Reggae More
    35
  25. 75
    Up 20
    Down 7

    Eric Donaldson

    Reggae More
    35
  26. 76
    Up 12
    Down 1
    Dancehall, Reggae, Soca music More
    35
  27. 77
    Up 17
    Down 5

    Hugh Mundell

    Reggae More
    35
  28. 78
    Up 18
    Down 6
    Ska, Reggae, Soul music More
    34
  29. 79
    Up 18
    Down 6

    Third World

    Reggae More
    34
  30. 80
    Up 18
    Down 6
    Hip hop music, Ragga, Dancehall More
    34
  31. 81
    Up 14
    Down 3

    Soldiers of Jah Army

    Reggae More
    34
  32. 82
    Up 14
    Down 3
    Reggae More
    34
  33. 83
    Up 17
    Down 6
    Dancehall, Reggae More
    34
  34. 84
    Up 10
    Down 1
    Dancehall, Pop music, Reggae More
    34
  35. 85
    Up 17
    Down 7
    Hip hop music, Pop music, Rock music More
    33
  36. 86
    Up 18
    Down 8
    Hip hop music, Ragga, Dancehall More
    33
  37. 87
    Up 19
    Down 9
    Dancehall, Reggae, Soca music More
    33
  38. 88
    Up 13
    Down 4
    Ska, Reggae, Rocksteady More
    33
  39. 89
    Up 9
    Down 1
    Reggae, Dub More
    33
  40. 90
    Up 10
    Down 2
    Reggae More
    33
  41. 91
    Up 17
    Down 8
    Disco, Pop music, Reggae More
    33
  42. 92
    Up 11
    Down 3
    Ragga, Dancehall, Reggae More
    33
  43. 93
    Up 11
    Down 3

    Roots Radics

    Reggae More
    33
  44. 94
    Up 7
    Down 0
    Dancehall, Reggae More
    33
  45. 95
    Up 8
    Down 1
    Reggae More
    33
  46. 96
    Up 14
    Down 6
    Hip hop music, Dancehall, Folk music More
    33
  47. 97
    Up 9
    Down 2
    Dancehall, Reggae, Rhythm and blues More
    32
  48. 98
    Up 10
    Down 3
    Reggae, Jazz More
    32
  49. 99
    Up 10
    Down 3
    Dancehall, Reggae, Reggae fusion More
    32
  50. 100
    Up 11
    Down 4
    Dancehall, Reggae More
    32
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