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List of the best reggae albums of all time, as ranked by Mojo Magazine. From superstars like The Skatalites and The Maytels to more obscure acts, all the top reggae artists and recordings are represented in this list, originally published by Mojo's editors in August of 2002. This 50 reggae albums are a solid primer for those who are new to the genre, and a great resource for completist reggae fans.

Reggae music first appeared in Jamaica in the 1960s, following the introduction of ska and rocksteady music. It is characterized by a dependency on "off-beat" or "skank" rhythm, and it's thought that the term "reggae" itself derives from Jamaican slang for raggedy or disheveled clothing. (Reggae superstar Bob Marley, however, argued that the word was derived from the Spanish term for "king's music.")

This collects the Top 50 Reggae Albums Ever Produced, as decided by the editors of Mojo Magazine. Don't be a bumbaclot! Check it out!

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East of the River Nile is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Mojo's 50 Best Reggae Albums of All Time
East of the River Nile Augustus Pablo, Herman - Augustus Pablo

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King Tubbys Meets Rockers Upto... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Mojo's 50 Best Reggae Albums of All Time
King Tubbys Meets Rockers Uptown Augustus Pablo, King Tubby - Augustus Pablo

3
Shaolin Temple is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Mojo's 50 Best Reggae Albums of All Time
Shaolin Temple Barrington Levy - Barrington Levy

4
Art and Life is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Mojo's 50 Best Reggae Albums of All Time
Art and Life Beenie Man

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Screaming Target is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Mojo's 50 Best Reggae Albums of All Time
Screaming Target Big Youth - Big Youth

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Miracle is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Mojo's 50 Best Reggae Albums of All Time
Miracle Celine Dion, Céline Dion & Anne Geddes - Bim Sherman

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Showcase is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Mojo's 50 Best Reggae Albums of All Time
Showcase The Sylvers - Black Uhuru

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Bob Andy’s Songbook is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Mojo's 50 Best Reggae Albums of All Time
Bob Andy’s Songbook Bob Andy

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‘Till Shiloh is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Mojo's 50 Best Reggae Albums of All Time
‘Till Shiloh Buju Banton

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Marcus Gravy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Mojo's 50 Best Reggae Albums of All Time
Marcus Gravy Burning Spear

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Studio One Presents… is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Mojo's 50 Best Reggae Albums of All Time
Studio One Presents… Burning Spear

12
Two Sevens Clash is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Mojo's 50 Best Reggae Albums of All Time
Two Sevens Clash Culture - Culture

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Wolf & Leopards is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Mojo's 50 Best Reggae Albums of All Time
Wolf & Leopards Dennis Brown - Dennis Brown

14
CB200 is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Mojo's 50 Best Reggae Albums of All Time
CB200 Dillinger

15
Best Dressed Chicken in Town is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Mojo's 50 Best Reggae Albums of All Time
Best Dressed Chicken in Town Dr. Alimantado - Dr Alimantado

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Tunes From The Missing Channel is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Mojo's 50 Best Reggae Albums of All Time
Tunes From The Missing Channel Dub Syndicate - Dub Syndicate

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It’s Growing is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Mojo's 50 Best Reggae Albums of All Time
It’s Growing Garnett Slick

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Extra Classic is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Mojo's 50 Best Reggae Albums of All Time
Extra Classic Gregory Isaacs - Gregory Isaacs

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Night Nurse is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Mojo's 50 Best Reggae Albums of All Time
Night Nurse Gregory Isaacs - Gregory Isaacs

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Skylarking is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Mojo's 50 Best Reggae Albums of All Time
Skylarking Horace Andy - Horace Andy

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Macka Fat is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Mojo's 50 Best Reggae Albums of All Time
Macka Fat Jackie Mittoo - Jackie Mittoo

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African Dub All-Mighty Chapter... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Mojo's 50 Best Reggae Albums of All Time
African Dub All-Mighty Chapter 3 Joe Gibbs

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Truths and Rights is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Mojo's 50 Best Reggae Albums of All Time
Truths and Rights Johnny Osbourne

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Mr Rock Steady is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Mojo's 50 Best Reggae Albums of All Time
Mr Rock Steady Ken Booth

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Passion is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Mojo's 50 Best Reggae Albums of All Time
Passion Jennifer Rush

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Messenger is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Mojo's 50 Best Reggae Albums of All Time
Messenger Edwin McCain - Luciano

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Naturally is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Mojo's 50 Best Reggae Albums of All Time
Naturally John Pizzarelli - Marcia Griffiths

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War Ina Babylon is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Mojo's 50 Best Reggae Albums of All Time
War Ina Babylon Lee "Scratch" Perry & The Upsetters, Max Romeo

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Midnight Confessions is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Mojo's 50 Best Reggae Albums of All Time
Midnight Confessions Phyllis Dillon

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FABulous Greatest Hits is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Mojo's 50 Best Reggae Albums of All Time
FABulous Greatest Hits Prince Buster

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Man From Wareika Dub is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Mojo's 50 Best Reggae Albums of All Time
Man From Wareika Dub Rico Rodriguez

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King Of Sax is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Mojo's 50 Best Reggae Albums of All Time
King Of Sax Roland Alphonso

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Scientist Meets Space Invaders is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Mojo's 50 Best Reggae Albums of All Time
Scientist Meets Space Invaders Scientist

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Black Woman & Child is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Mojo's 50 Best Reggae Albums of All Time
Black Woman & Child Sizzla - Sizzla

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My Crew, My Dawgs is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Mojo's 50 Best Reggae Albums of All Time
My Crew, My Dawgs T.O.K. - T.O.K.

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MPLA is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Mojo's 50 Best Reggae Albums of All Time
MPLA Tapper Zukie - Tapper Zukie

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Forward on to Zion is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Mojo's 50 Best Reggae Albums of All Time
Forward on to Zion The Abyssinians - The Abyssinians

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Heart of the Congos is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Mojo's 50 Best Reggae Albums of All Time
Heart of the Congos The Congos

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Trenchtown Mix Up is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Mojo's 50 Best Reggae Albums of All Time
Trenchtown Mix Up The Gladiators - The Gladiators

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On Top is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Mojo's 50 Best Reggae Albums of All Time
On Top Four Tops - The Heptones

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Never Grow Old is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Mojo's 50 Best Reggae Albums of All Time
Never Grow Old Cross Country - The Maytels

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Right Time is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Mojo's 50 Best Reggae Albums of All Time
Right Time The Mighty Diamonds - The Mighty Diamonds

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On the Beach is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Mojo's 50 Best Reggae Albums of All Time
On the Beach Neil Young - The Paragons

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Ska Boo-Da-Ba is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Mojo's 50 Best Reggae Albums of All Time
Ska Boo-Da-Ba The Skatalites

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Return of Django is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Mojo's 50 Best Reggae Albums of All Time
Return of Django Lee "Scratch" Perry & The Upsetters

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Funky Kingston is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Mojo's 50 Best Reggae Albums of All Time
Funky Kingston Toots & the Maytals

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14 Dub Blackboard Jungle is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Mojo's 50 Best Reggae Albums of All Time
14 Dub Blackboard Jungle Lee "Scratch" Perry & The Upsetters - Upsetters

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Version Galore is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Mojo's 50 Best Reggae Albums of All Time
Version Galore U Roy - U-Roy

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King Tubby’s Prophesy Of Dub is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Mojo's 50 Best Reggae Albums of All Time
King Tubby’s Prophesy Of Dub Yabby You

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Mister Yellowman is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Mojo's 50 Best Reggae Albums of All Time
Mister Yellowman Yellowman - Yellowman