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The Best Bob Marley Albums of All Time 

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List Rules Albums by both The Wailers and Bob Marley and the Wailers are included on this list

List of the best Bob Marley albums, including The Wailers albums, as well as Bob Marley and the Wailers albums after Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer left the band. Memorable tracks are listed below each one, so you can see what songs were on each album. This Bob Marley discography is ranked from best to worst thanks to votes from Ranker users, so the top Bob Marley albums can be found at the top of the list. It includes Exodus, Catch a Fire, and Survival. 

Bob Marley was one of the most influential reggae artists of all time. The Jamaican-born singer/songwriter is beloved for timeless songs like "One Love," "Buffalo Soldier," and "No Woman, No Cry."

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Exodus is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Bob Marley Albums of All Time
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1. Natural Mystic
2. So Much Things to Say
3. Guiltiness
4. The Heathen
5. Exodus
6. Jamming
7. Waiting in Vain
8. Turn Your Lights Down Low
9. Three Little Birds
10. One Love/People Get Ready

Release Date: 1977

Artist: Bob Marley & The Wailers

Tracks: Jamming, Three Little Birds, Natural Mystic, + more

Genres (Music): Roots reggae, Reggae

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Catch A Fire is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Bob Marley Albums of All Time
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1. Concrete Jungle
2. Slave Driver
3. 400 Years
4. Stop That Train
5. Baby We've Got a Date (Rock It Baby)
6. Stir It Up
7. Kinky Reggae
8. No More Trouble
9. Midnight Ravers

Release Date: 1973

Artist: Bob Marley & The Wailers, The Wailers

Tracks: Stir It Up, Stop That Train, No More Trouble, + more

Genres (Music): Reggae

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Uprising is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Bob Marley Albums of All Time
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1. Coming in from the Cold
2. Real Situation
3. Bad Card
4. We and Dem
5. Work
6. Zion Train
7. Pimper's Paradise
8. Could You Be Loved
9. Forever Loving Jah
10. Redemption Song"

Release Date: 1980

Artist: Bob Marley & The Wailers

Tracks: Redemption Song, Could You Be Loved, We and Dem, + more

Genres (Music): Reggae

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Burnin' is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Bob Marley Albums of All Time
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1. Get Up, Stand Up
2. Hallelujah Time
3. I Shot the Sheriff
4. Burnin' and Lootin'
5. Put It On
6. Small Axe
7. Pass It On
8. Duppy Conqueror
9. One Foundation
10. Rasta Man Chant

Release Date: 1973

Artist: The Wailers

Tracks: Get Up, Stand Up, I Shot the Sheriff, + more

Genres (Music): Reggae

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