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The Best UB40 Albums of All Time

Updated May 31, 2018 1.0k votes 360 voters 11.7k views

List RulesThis 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
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    ArtistUB40

    TracksTyler, Madam Medusa, 12 Bar

    LabelAriston Music

    Genres (Music)Reggae, Dub

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    Present Arms is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best UB40 Albums of All Time
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    ArtistUB40

    TracksDon’t Let It Pass You By, Silent Witness, Wild Cat

    Genres (Music)Reggae

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    Labour of Love is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best UB40 Albums of All Time

    ArtistUB40

    TracksKeep on Moving, Sweet Sensation, Version Girl

    Genres (Music)Reggae

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    UB44 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best UB40 Albums of All Time
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    UB44

    1982

    ArtistUB40

    TracksFolitician, Love Is All Is Alright, The Key

    Genres (Music)Reggae

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    Labour of Love II is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best UB40 Albums of All Time

    ArtistUB40

    TracksWedding Day, Baby, Kingston Town

    LabelVirgin Records

    Genres (Music)Reggae

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    Rat in the Kitchen is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best UB40 Albums of All Time

    ArtistUB40

    TracksThe Elevator, Don't Blame Me, Watchdogs

    Length (mins)00:43:09

    Genres (Music)Reggae

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    Promises and Lies is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best UB40 Albums of All Time

    ArtistUB40

    TracksNow and Then, Desert Sand, Promises and Lies

    LabelVirgin Dischi

    Genres (Music)Reggae

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    Geffery Morgan is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best UB40 Albums of All Time

    ArtistUB40

    TracksYou're Not an Army, I'm Not Fooled So Easily, If It Happens Again

    Genres (Music)Reggae

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    The UB40 File is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best UB40 Albums of All Time
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    Guns in the Ghetto is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best UB40 Albums of All Time

    ArtistUB40

    TracksOracabessa Moonshine, Tell Me Is It True, I've Been Missing You

    Genres (Music)Reggae

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    Baggariddim is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best UB40 Albums of All Time
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    ArtistUB40

    TracksDon't Break My Heart, Hip Hop Lyrical Robot (Pato Banton), The King Step (Pato Banton)

    Genres (Music)Reggae

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    Who You Fighting For? is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best UB40 Albums of All Time

    ArtistUB40

    TracksGood Situation, Kiss and Say Goodbye, Bling Bling

    LabelDEP International

    Genres (Music)Reggae

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  • 13
    Twentyfourseven is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best UB40 Albums of All Time

    ArtistUB40

    TracksIt's All in the Game, This Is How It Is, I'll Be There

    Genres (Music)Reggae

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    A Real Labour of Love is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best UB40 Albums of All Time
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    The Lost Tapes is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best UB40 Albums of All Time
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    Labour of Love III is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best UB40 Albums of All Time

    ArtistUB40

    TracksStay a Little Bit Longer, The Time Has Come, Never Let You Go

    LabelDEP International

    Genres (Music)Reggae

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    Getting Over the Storm is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best UB40 Albums of All Time
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    Live at Montreux 2002 is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best UB40 Albums of All Time
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    Dub Sessions is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best UB40 Albums of All Time
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    Cover Up is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best UB40 Albums of All Time
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    ArtistUB40

    TracksThe Day I Broke the Law, Something More Than This, Walk on Me Land

    Length (mins)01:00:23

    LabelDEP International

    Genres (Music)Reggae

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  • 21
    Homegrown is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best UB40 Albums of All Time
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    ArtistUB40

    TracksSomeone Like Me, So Destructive, Just Be Good (Bushman dub)

    Genres (Music)Reggae

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  • 22
    The Dancehall Album is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best UB40 Albums of All Time
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    Labour of Love IV is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best UB40 Albums of All Time

    ArtistUB40

    TracksEasy Snappin', Bring It on Home to Me, Holiday

    Genres (Music)Reggae

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