100 Greatest Reggae Albums

Criteria: This list is based on Influence, Impact, Originality, Versatility, and Lasting Popularity in the genre of Reggae Music.

For a short history of Reggae see:
Greatest Reggae Songs
Greatest Reggae Albums
1. Catch a Fire
Bob Marley & the Wailers
2. Funky Kingston
Toots & the Maytals
3. The Harder They Come
Jimmy Cliff / Various
4. Blackheart Man
Bunny Wailer
5. Exodus
Bob Marley & the Wailers
6. Marcus Garvey
Burning Spear
7. Legalize It
Peter Tosh
8. Satta Massagana
The Abyssinians
9. East of the River Nile
Augustus Pablo
10. Burnin'
Bob Marley & the Wailers
11. Two Sevens Clash
Culture
12. Fire House Rock
Wailing Souls
13. Fever
Tenor Saw
14. War Ina Babylon
Max Romeo & The Upsetters
15. Super Ape
Lee "Scratch" Perry
16. Truths and Rights
Johnny Osbourne
17. Robin Hood
Barrington Levy
18. Africa Must be Free (by 1983)
Hugh Mundell
19. Soul Rebels
Bob Marley & the Wailers
20. Mister Yellowman
Yellowman
21. Heart of the Congos
The Congos
22. Equal Rights
Peter Tosh
23. King Tubby Meets Rockers Uptown
Augustus Pablo
24. Scientist Rids the World of the Evil Curse of the Vampires
Scientist
25. Big Ship
Freddie McGregor
26. Kamikazi Dub
Prince Jammy
27. Mundell
Hugh Mundell
28. Sinsemilla
Black Uruhu
29. Spread Out
Don Carlos
30. Night Nurse
Gregory Isaacs
31. Uprising
Bob Marley & The Wailers
32. Screaming Target
Big Youth
33. Rasta Communication
Keith Hudson
34. Mikey Dread
World War III
35. International Herb
Culture
36. Protest
Bunny Wailer
37. Wa-Do-Dem
Eek-A-Mouse
38. Fally Lover
Johnny Osbourne
39. Roast Fish Collie Breed & Corn Breed
Lee "Scratch" Perry
40. Dangerous Dub
King Tubby
41. Rasta Revolution
Bob Marley & the Wailers
42. Dread In Babylon
U-Roy
43. Any Which Way ...Freedom
Mutabaruka
44. The African Connection : Dub Me Crazy Part 3
Mad Professor
45. Better Days
The Heptones
46. Slave Call
The Ethiopians
47. Day To Day Living
Don Carlos
48. Boom-Shak-A-Lack
Junior Reid
49. Police and Thieves
Junior Murvin
50. Face The Devil
Wailing Souls
51. Musical Shark Attack
I-Roy
52. Joseph's Coat of Many Colors
Dennis Brown
53. Go Away Dream
Delroy Wilson
54. Cool Ruler
Gregory Isaacs
55. The Toughest
Peter Tosh
56. In Fine Style
Half Pint
57. Raiders of the Lost Dub
Sly & Robbie
58. How The West Was Won
Toyan
59. Youth Man Vibrations
Echo Minott
60. Sunday Coming
Alton Ellis
61. Gunman Connection
Nicodemus
62. Stranded
Wailing Souls
63. Rastafari
Ras Michael
64. Nobody Move, Nobody Get Hurt
Yellowman
65. Youthman Skanking
Wayne Smith
66. Sex Education
Clint Eastwood
67. 12" of Pleasure
General Echo
68. Best Dressed Chicken In Town
Dr. Alimintado
69. With Lots of Extra
Sugar Minott
70. Heavyweight Dub Champion
Scientist
71. Black Woman & Child
Sizzla
72. Babylon Destruction
The Overnight Players
73. Dread Beat An' Old
Linton Kwesi Johnson
74. Revolutionary Dream
Pablo Moses
75. Steppin'
Marcia Griffiths
76. Extra Classic
Gregory Isaacs
77. Forward
The Abysinnians
78. Who Feels It Knows It
Rita Marley
79. The Seven Voyages of Captain Sinbad
Captain Sinbad
80. Rastaman Vibration
Bob Marley & the Wailers
81. Look How Me Sexy
Linval Thompson
82. Rivers of Babylon
The Melodians
83. Police In Helicopter
John Holt
84. Changes
Mighty Diamonds
85. Downpression
Michigan & Smiley
86. Conscious Party
Ziggy Marley & The Melody Makers
87. Glory to God
Ras Michael
88. Rocking Dolly
Cocoa Tea
89. Rebel Souls
Aswad
90. Rasta Philosophy
The Itals
91. Princess Lady
Lacksley Castell
92. Only A Woman
Judy Mowatt
93. Harder Than the Rest
Culture
94. Love Thy Neighbor
Ras Michael
95. Me and Jane
Bingy Bunny
96. To the Top
Aswad
97. Give Me Power
The Itals
98. Youthman Penitentiary
Edi Fitzroy
99. Party Time
The Heptones
100. Dub It To The Top
Yabby You

2021 - 63rd Grammy Awards
Nominees for Best Reggae Album:
WINNER: Got To Be Tough
- Toots & The Maytals
One World
- The Wailers
Upside Down 2020
- Buju Banton
Higher Place
- Skip Marley
It All Comes Back To Love
- Maxi Priest
2020 - 62nd Grammy Awards
Nominees for Best Reggae Album:
WINNER: Rapture
- Koffee
As I Am
- Julian Marley
The Final Battle: Sly & Robbie vs. Roots Radics
- Sly & Robbie & Roots Radics
Mass Manipulation
- Steel Pulse
More Work To Be Done
- Third World
2019 - 61st Grammy Awards
Nominees for Best Reggae Album:
WINNER: 44/876
- Sting & Shaggy
As The World Turns
- Black Uhuru
Reggae Forever
- Etana
Rebellion Rises
- Ziggy Marley
A Matter Of Time
- Protoje
2018 - 60th Grammy Awards
Nominees for Best Reggae Album:
WINNER: Stony Hill
- Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley
Chronology
- Chronixx
Lost In Paradise
- Common Kings
Wash House Ting
- J Boog
Avrakedabra
- Morgan Heritage
2017 - 59th Grammy Awards
Nominees for Best Reggae Album:
WINNER: Ziggy Marley
- Ziggy Marley
Rose Petals
- J Boog
Everlasting
- Raging Fyah
Falling Into Place
- Rebelution
Live in Virginia
- SOJA

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List Begun: 2006-04-20
Newly added names are in Red