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The Best UB40 Albums of All Time 

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Updated May 31, 2018 918 votes 350 voters 11.1k views

List Rules This list includes studio albums only, so if you add an album make sure it's a proper studio release.

UB40 is considered by many to be one of the greatest reggae groups of all time. List of the best UB40 albums, including pictures of the album covers when available. This UB40 discography is ranked from best to worst, so the top UB40 albums can be found at the top of the list. To make it easy for you, we haven't included UB40 singles, EPs, or compilations, so everything you see here should only be studio albums. If you think the greatest UB40 album isn't high enough on the list, then be sure to vote for it so it receives the credit it deserves.

The British band named themselves after an unemployment form in the UK, short for Unemployment Benefit, Form 40. They released their debut album, Signing Off, in 1980. 

Make sure you don't just vote for critically acclaimed albums; if you have a favorite UB40 album, then vote it up, even if it's not necessarily the most popular. If you want to know the best UB40 album of all time, or the top UB40 albums, this list will answer your questions. It's made up of many different albums, including Labour of Love, Rat in the Kitchen, and The UB40 File. This list of popular UB40 CDs has been voted on by music fans around the world, so the order isn't just one person's opinion.

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1
Signing Off is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best UB40 Albums of All Time
By UB40 (1980); Tracks: Tyler, Madam Medusa & 12 Bar

Label: Ariston Music

Genres (Music): Reggae, Dub

2
Present Arms is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best UB40 Albums of All Time
By UB40 (1981); Tracks: Don’t Let It Pass You By, Silent Witness & Wild Cat

Genres (Music): Reggae

3
Labour of Love is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best UB40 Albums of All Time
By UB40 (1983); Tracks: Keep on Moving, Sweet Sensation & Version Girl

Genres (Music): Reggae

4
UB44 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best UB40 Albums of All Time
By UB40 (1982); Tracks: Folitician, Love Is All Is Alright & The Key

Genres (Music): Reggae

5
Labour of Love II is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best UB40 Albums of All Time
By UB40 (1989); Tracks: Wedding Day, Baby & Kingston Town

Label: Virgin Records

Genres (Music): Reggae

6
Rat in the Kitchen is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best UB40 Albums of All Time
By UB40 (1986); Tracks: The Elevator, Don't Blame Me & Watchdogs

Length (mins): 00:43:09

Genres (Music): Reggae

7
Promises and Lies is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best UB40 Albums of All Time
By UB40 (1993); Tracks: Now and Then, Desert Sand & Promises and Lies

Label: Virgin Dischi

Genres (Music): Reggae

8
Geffery Morgan is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best UB40 Albums of All Time
By UB40 (1984); Tracks: You're Not an Army, I'm Not Fooled So Easily & If It Happens Again

Genres (Music): Reggae

9
The UB40 File is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best UB40 Albums of All Time
10
Guns in the Ghetto is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best UB40 Albums of All Time
By UB40 (1997); Tracks: Oracabessa Moonshine, Tell Me Is It True & I've Been Missing You

Genres (Music): Reggae

11
Baggariddim is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best UB40 Albums of All Time
By UB40 (1985); Tracks: Don't Break My Heart, Hip Hop Lyrical Robot (Pato Banton) & The King Step (Pato Banton)

Genres (Music): Reggae

12
Twentyfourseven is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best UB40 Albums of All Time
By UB40 (2008); Tracks: It's All in the Game, This Is How It Is & I'll Be There

Genres (Music): Reggae

13
Cover Up is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best UB40 Albums of All Time
By UB40 (2001); Tracks: The Day I Broke the Law, Something More Than This & Walk on Me Land

Length (mins): 01:00:23

Label: DEP International

Genres (Music): Reggae

14
Who You Fighting For? is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best UB40 Albums of All Time
By UB40 (2005); Tracks: Good Situation, Kiss and Say Goodbye & Bling Bling

Label: DEP International

Genres (Music): Reggae

15
Labour of Love III is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best UB40 Albums of All Time
By UB40 (1998); Tracks: Stay a Little Bit Longer, The Time Has Come & Never Let You Go

Label: DEP International

Genres (Music): Reggae

16
The Lost Tapes is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best UB40 Albums of All Time
17
A Real Labour of Love is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best UB40 Albums of All Time
18
Homegrown is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best UB40 Albums of All Time
By UB40 (2003); Tracks: Someone Like Me, So Destructive & Just Be Good (Bushman dub)

Genres (Music): Reggae

19
Getting Over the Storm ... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best UB40 Albums of All Time
20
Dub Sessions is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best UB40 Albums of All Time
21
Live at Montreux 2002 is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best UB40 Albums of All Time
22
The Dancehall Album is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best UB40 Albums of All Time
23
Labour of Love IV is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best UB40 Albums of All Time
By UB40 (2010); Tracks: Easy Snappin', Bring It on Home to Me & Holiday

Genres (Music): Reggae