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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
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    Reggae More
    39
  2. 52
    Up 29
    Down 7
    Dancehall, Reggae More
    39
  3. 53
    Up 1
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    Ska, Reggae, Rocksteady More
    39
  4. 54
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    Tiken Jah Fakoly

    Reggae More
    39
  5. 55
    Up 1
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    ranked high on reranks
    Culture

    Reggae, Roots reggae More
    38
  6. 56
    Up 21
    Down 3

    ranked low on reranks
    Sly Dunbar

    Reggae More
    38
  7. 57
    Up 3
    Down 2

    ranked high on reranks
    Augustus Pablo

    Reggae, Roots reggae, Dub More
    38
  8. 58
    Up 22
    Down 4

    ranked low on reranks
    Nitty Gritty

    Reggae More
    38
  9. 59
    Up 23
    Down 5
    Reggae, Roots reggae More
    38
  10. 60
    Up 23
    Down 5
    Blue Beat, Ska, Reggae More
    38
  11. 61
    Up 0
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    Los Pericos

    Ska, Rock music, Reggae More
    38
  12. 62
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    Ooklah The Moc

    Roots reggae More
    38
  13. 63
    Up 21
    Down 4

    ranked low on reranks
    Sugar Minott

    Dancehall, Reggae More
    38
  14. 64
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    new! Mekatelyu

    Reggae More
    38
  15. 65
    Up 1
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    ranked high on reranks
    Barrington Levy

    Dancehall, Reggae, Ragga jungle More
    37
  16. 66
    Up 18
    Down 2

    ranked low on reranks
    General Levy

    Ragga, Reggae More
    37
  17. 67
    Up 18
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    Mad Professor

    Oldschool jungle, Reggae, Dub More
    37
  18. 68
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    ranked high on reranks
    Sumo

    New Wave, Reggae, Alternative rock More
    37
  19. 69
    Up 21
    Down 5
    Dancehall, Reggae More
    37
  20. 70
    Up 17
    Down 3
    Ska, Reggae, Rocksteady More
    36
  21. 71
    Up 22
    Down 7
    Dirty rap, Dancehall, Pop music More
    36
  22. 72
    Up 18
    Down 4

    Tenor Saw

    Dancehall, Reggae More
    36
  23. 73
    Up 19
    Down 5

    Ijahman Levi

    Reggae More
    36
  24. 74
    Up 20
    Down 6

    Eric Donaldson

    Reggae More
    36
  25. 75
    Up 17
    Down 4

    Hugh Mundell

    Reggae More
    36
  26. 76
    Up 18
    Down 5

    Third World

    Reggae More
    36
  27. 77
    Up 18
    Down 5
    Ska, Reggae, Soul music More
    36
  28. 78
    Up 14
    Down 2
    Reggae More
    36
  29. 79
    Up 0
    Down 1

    ranked high on reranks
    Gondwana

    Reggae More
    35
  30. 80
    Up 17
    Down 6
    Dancehall, Reggae More
    35
  31. 81
    Up 17
    Down 6
    Hip hop music, Pop music, Rock music More
    35
  32. 82
    Up 19
    Down 8
    Dancehall, Reggae, Soca music More
    35
  33. 83
    Up 11
    Down 2
    Ragga, Dancehall, Reggae More
    34
  34. 84
    Up 11
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    Roots Radics

    Reggae More
    34
  35. 85
    Up 17
    Down 7
    Disco, Pop music, Reggae More
    34
  36. 86
    Up 12
    Down 3
    Ska, Reggae, Rocksteady More
    34
  37. 87
    Up 12
    Down 3
    Dancehall, Reggae More
    34
  38. 88
    Up 12
    Down 3

    David Isaacs

    Reggae More
    34
  39. 89
    Up 14
    Down 5
    Hip hop music, Dancehall, Folk music More
    34
  40. 90
    Up 9
    Down 1
    Dancehall, Pop music, Reggae More
    34
  41. 91
    Up 9
    Down 1
    Reggae, Dub More
    34
  42. 92
    Up 9
    Down 1
    Ska, Reggae, Rocksteady More
    34
  43. 93
    Up 15
    Down 6
    Hip hop music, Ragga, Dancehall More
    34
  44. 94
    Up 10
    Down 2
    Reggae, Jazz More
    34
  45. 95
    Up 7
    Down 0

    Johnny Clarke

    Reggae More
    33
  46. 96
    Up 7
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    Reggae, Dub More
    33
  47. 97
    Up 7
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    Dancehall, Reggae More
    33
  48. 98
    Up 12
    Down 4
    Reggae, Roots reggae More
    33
  49. 99
    Up 8
    Down 1

    Pablo Moses

    Reggae More
    33
  50. 100
    Up 8
    Down 1
    Dancehall, Reggae, Soca music More
    33
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