Top Regional Music Albums





Rank All Time Artist Album Subgenre(s) Other Genre(s) Year
1
152
Bob Marley and The Wailers Catch a Fire Roots Reggae 1973
2
168
Bob Marley and The Wailers Natty Dread Roots Reggae 1974
3
201
Bob Marley and The Wailers Exodus Roots Reggae 1977
4
207
Santana Abraxas Latin Rock 1970
5
370
Bob Marley and The Wailers Live! Roots Reggae 1975
6
389
Stan Getz and João Gilberto Getz/Gilberto [featuring Antônio Carlos Jobim] Bossa Nova Jazz 1964
7
422
Buena Vista Social Club Buena Vista Social Club Afro-Cuban Jazz, Bolero, Son Cubano 1997
8
473
Manu Chao Clandestino Latin Alternative 1998
9
496
The Wailers Burnin' Roots Reggae 1973
10
582
Burning Spear Marcus Garvey Roots Reggae 1975
11
651
The Congos Heart of the Congos Roots Reggae 1977
12
657
King Sunny Adé Juju Music Jùjú 1982
13
671
The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Will the Circle Be Unbroken Bluegrass 1972
14
680
Augustus Pablo King Tubbys Meets Rockers Uptown Dub 1977
15
857
Os Mutantes Os Mutantes Tropicália Psychedelic Rock 1968
16
943
Alain Bashung Fantaisie Militaire Nouvelle chanson française 1998
17
1035
Mano Negra Puta's Fever Latin Alternative Alternative Rock 1989
18
1038
Youssou N'Dour Immigres / Bitim Rew Mbalax 1984
19
1044
Salif Keita Soro Mande Music 1987
20
1071
The Upsetters Super Ape Dub, Roots Reggae 1976
21
1121
Aretha Franklin Amazing Grace Gospel Southern Soul 1972
22
1146
Stan Getz & Charlie Byrd Jazz Samba Samba-Jazz 1962
23
1163
Santana Santana Latin Rock 1969
24
1169
Miossec Boire Nouvelle chanson française 1995
25
1171
Toots and The Maytals Funky Kingston Roots Reggae 1973
26
1172
Bob Marley and The Wailers Soul Revolution/African Herbsman Roots Reggae 1971
27
1194
Tito Puente Dance Mania Guaguancó, Mambo 1958
28
1200
Le Mystère des Voix Bulgares Le Mystère des Voix Bulgares Bulgarian Folk Music 1975
29
1241
Culture Two Sevens Clash Roots Reggae 1977
30
1261
Fela and Africa 70 Zombie Afrobeat 1976
31
1360
The Pentangle Basket of Light Folk Baroque British Folk Rock 1969
32
1370
Cesária Évora Miss Perfumado Morna 1992
33
1388
Upsetters Blackboard Jungle Dub Dub 1973
34
1407
Rubén Blades Buscando América Afro-Cuban Jazz, Salsa 1984
35
1409
Clifton Chenier Bogalusa Boogie Zydeco 1975
36
1453
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan Mustt Mustt Qawwali 1990
37
1460
Marty Robbins Gunfighter Ballads and Trail Songs Cowboy 1959
38
1471
Ali Farka Touré with Ry Cooder Talking Timbuktu Mande Music, Songhai Music Blues 1994
39
1489
Bunny Wailer Blackheart Man Roots Reggae 1976
40
1511
Peter Tosh Legalize It Roots Reggae 1976
41
1539
João Gilberto Chega De Saudade Bossa Nova 1959
42
1552
Serge Gainsbourg Aux armes et caetera Reggae 1979
43
1557
Caetano Veloso Caetano Veloso Tropicália 1968
44
1566
Milton Nascimento & Lô Borges Clube da esquina MPB 1972
45
1588
Santana Caravanserai Latin Rock Jazz-Rock 1972
46
1634
Black Uhuru Red Roots Reggae 1981
47
1636
Caetano Veloso Estrangeiro MPB Singer/Songwriter 1989
48
1645
Buju Banton Til Shiloh Ragga 1995
49
1647
Astor Piazzolla Tango: Zero Hour / Nuevo Tango: Hora Zero Tango Nuevo 1986
50
1664
The Everly Brothers The Everly Brothers (They're Off and Rolling) Close Harmony Pop, Rock & Roll 1957
51
1667
Willie Colón & Rubén Blades Siembra Salsa Dura 1978
52
1683
Various Artists Tropicália ou Panis et Circencis Tropicália 1968
53
1688
Amadou & Mariam Dimanche à Bamako African Music 2004
54
1693
Jorge Ben Samba Esquema Novo Samba 1963
55
1696
Babatunde Olatunji Drums of Passion Apala 1960
56
1698
The Art Tatum - Ben Webster Quartet The Art Tatum - Ben Webster Quartet/The Tatum Group Masterpieces, Vol. 8 Stride Cool Jazz 1958
57
1710
Sizzla Black Woman & Child Ragga, Roots Reggae 1997
58
1711
Khaled Khaled Pop Raï 1992
59
1733
Serge Gainsbourg Initials B. B. Chanson Baroque Pop, French Pop 1968
60
1750
Planxty Planxty Irish Folk Music 1973
61
1760
Bob Marley and The Wailers Babylon by Bus Roots Reggae 1978
62
1763
Van Morrison & The Chieftains Irish Heartbeat Celtic Folk Music 1988
63
1766
The Bug London Zoo Dancehall Dubstep 2008
64
1767
Baaba Maal & Mansour Seck Djam Leelii Mande Music, Mbalax 1983
65
1800
Salif Keita Moffou Mande Music 2002
66
1809
Augustus Pablo East of the River Nile Reggae 1977
67
1815
Harry Belafonte Calypso Calypso 1956
68
1824
Big Youth Screaming Target Deejay, Roots Reggae 1972
69
1849
Jacques Brel Brel Chanson à texte 1977
70
1868
Joan Manuel Serrat Mediterráneo Nueva canción española 1971
71
1874
Orchestra Baobab Vol. 1: Senegambie/Vol. 2: Ngalam/Ken Dou Werente/Pirates Choice Afro-Cuban Jazz 1982
72
1880
João Gilberto Amoroso Bossa Nova 1977
73
1907
Muddy Waters Folk Singer Delta Blues 1964
74
1910
UB40 Signing Off Reggae 1980
75
1922
Linton Kwesi Johnson Forces of Victory Dub Poetry 1979
76
1946
Camarón La leyenda del tiempo Flamenco Nuevo 1979
77
1972
Jorge Ben África Brasil MPB, Samba-Rock Funk 1976
78
1978
Ketama/Toumani Diabaté/Danny Thompson Songhai African Folk Music, Flamenco Nuevo, Songhai Music 1988
79
1981
Pata Negra Blues de la frontera Flamenco Nuevo 1988
80
1988
Bob Dylan Bob Dylan Country Blues Contemporary Folk 1962
81
1994
Linton Kwesi Johnson Bass Culture Dub Poetry 1980
82
1999
Ali Farka Touré Savane Mande Music, Songhai Music Blues 2006
83
2024
Konono No. 1 Congotronics Tradi-Modern 2005
84
2025
Gotan Project La revancha del tango Electrotango 2001
85
2029
Bob Marley and The Wailers Uprising Roots Reggae 1980
86
2039
Frank Sinatra and Antonio Carlos Jobim Francis Albert Sinatra and Antonio Carlos Jobim Bossa Nova Standards, Vocal Jazz 1967
87
2041
Chico Buarque Construção MPB Singer/Songwriter 1971
88
2056
Mbongwana Star From Kinshasa Tradi-Modern 2015
89
2099
The Mighty Diamonds Right Time Roots Reggae 1976
90
2122
Ry Cooder Chavez Ravine Latin American Music Americana 2005
91
2157
Tom Zé Estudando o samba MPB, Samba 1976
92
2159
Tinariwen Aman Iman: Water is Life Tishoumaren 2007
93
2168
João Gilberto João Gilberto Bossa Nova 1973
94
2171
Shivkumar Sharma, Brijbushan Kabra & Hariprasad Chaurasia Call of the Valley Hindustani Classical Music 1968
95
2235
Lightnin' Hopkins The Roots of Lightnin' Hopkins/Lightnin' Hopkins Acoustic Texas Blues 1959
96
2314
Bob Marley and The Wailers Kaya Roots Reggae 1978
97
2318
Caetano Veloso Transa MPB Singer/Songwriter 1972
98
2323
Manu Chao ...próxima estación...Esperanza Latin Alternative 2001
99
2324
Harry Belafonte Belafonte at Carnegie Hall Caribbean Folk Music 1959
100
2334
The Louvin Brothers Tragic Songs of Life Close Harmony 1956
101
2337
Steel Pulse Handsworth Revolution Roots Reggae 1978
102
2342
Elis Regina & Antonio Carlos Jobim Elis & Tom Bossa Nova 1974
103
2349
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan Devotional Songs/Devotional & Love Songs Qawwali 1992
104
2410
The Original Soundtrack O Brother, Where Art Thou? American Folk Music Country, Film Soundtrack 2000
105
2423
Jorge Ben A Tábua de Esmeralda MPB, Samba-Rock 1974
106
2442
Kiko Veneno Échate un cantecito Rumba Flamenca Singer/Songwriter 1992
107
2450
Gilberto Gil Gilberto Gil Tropicália 1968
108
2455
The Everly Brothers Songs Our Daddy Taught Us Close Harmony Country Pop, Folk Pop 1958
109
2498
Veneno Veneno Flamenco Nuevo Andalusian Rock 1977
110
2507
Fela Anikulapo Kuti Sorrow Tears and Blood/Black President [1981] Afrobeat 1977
111
2521
Os Novos Baianos Acabou Chorare MPB, Samba 1972
112
2543
Dominique A. La mémoire neuve Nouvelle chanson française French Pop, Singer/Songwriter 1995
113
2552
The Abyssinians Forward Onto Zion/Satta Masa Gana Roots Reggae 1976
114
2554
Peter Tosh Equal Rights Roots Reggae 1977
115
2574
Tinariwen Imidiwan: Companions Tishoumaren 2009
116
2622
The Everly Brothers Roots Close Harmony Country Pop 1968
117
2676
The Everly Brothers It's Everly Time Close Harmony Pop 1960
118
2682
Gilberto Gil Expresso 2222 Tropicália 1972
119
2687
Bob Marley and The Wailers Rastaman Vibration Roots Reggae 1976
120
2696
Master Musicians of Jajouka Brian Jones Presents The Pipes of Pan at Joujouka Arabic Folk Music 1971
121
2699
Peter Gabriel Passion (Music for The Last Temptation of Christ) Ambient, Film Score, New Age 1989
122
2711
Bruce Springsteen We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions American Folk Music Americana, Folk Rock 2006
123
2716
Antônio Carlos Jobim Wave Bossa Nova 1967
124
2729
Antônio Carlos Jobim The Composer of Desafinado, Plays Bossa Nova 1963
125
2738
Planxty The Well Below the Valley Irish Folk Music 1973
126
2781
Max Romeo & The Upsetters War ina Babylon Roots Reggae 1976
127
2794
Bert Jansch Bert Jansch Folk Baroque Singer/Songwriter 1965
128
2796
Mahalia Jackson Newport 1958 Gospel 1958
129
2803
Youssou N'Dour Nelson Mandela Mbalax 1985
130
2814
Rachid Taha Diwan Raï 1998
131
2820
Skip James Today! Delta Blues 1966
132
2821
Lee Perry Roast Fish Collie Weed & Corn Bread Roots Reggae 1978
133
2824
Santana Santana III Latin Rock 1971
134
2837
Gal Costa Fa-Tal - Gal a Todo Vapor Tropicália Blues Rock 1971
135
2853
Ladysmith Black Mambazo Shaka Zulu Mbube, Nguni Folk Music 1987
136
2854
I Roy Version Galore Deejay 1970
137
2870
Mahmoud Ahmed Eré Méla Méla/Ethiopiques 7 Ethio-Jazz, Tizita 1975
138
2907
The Chieftains The Chieftains 4 Irish Folk Music 1973
139
2916
Orchestra Baobab Specialist in All Styles Afro-Cuban Jazz 2002
140
2934
Bob Marley and The Wailers Survival Roots Reggae 1979
141
2941
Keith Hudson Pick a Dub Dub 1974
142
2958
Gregory Isaacs Night Nurse Lovers Rock 1982
143
2974
Ali Farka Touré The River Mande Music, Songhai Music 1990
144
2979
Mano Negra Patchanka Latin Alternative Alternative Rock, Folk Punk 1988

Albums "bubbling under" the all-time top 3000:
King Sunny Adé Synchro System Jùjú 1983
Gal Costa Gal Costa Tropicália Psychedelic Pop 1969
Burning Spear Marcus' Children/Social Living Roots Reggae 1978
Van Dyke Parks Discover America Calypso Art Pop 1972
Gilberto Gil / Jorge Ben Ogum Xangô/Gil & Jorge MPB 1975
The Heptones Party Time Roots Reggae 1977
Chico Science & Nacao Zumbi Afrociberdelia Mangue Beat 1996
Poet and the Roots Dread, Beat an' Blood Dub Poetry 1978
Caetano Veloso Caetano Veloso [1969] Tropicália 1969
Mark Stewart + Maffia Learning to Cope with Cowardice Dub Post-Punk 1983
James Cleveland and The Angelic Choir Peace Be Still Gospel 1962
Christine and The Queens Chaleur Humaine / Christine and The Queens Nouvelle chanson française Electropop 2014
Tito Puente Top Percussion Afro-Cuban Jazz 1958
UB40 Labour of Love Pop Reggae 1983
The Gabby Pahinui Hawaiian Band The Gabby Pahinui Hawaiian Band Slack-Key Guitar 1975
Baaba Maal Lam Toro Mbalax 1992
Rubén González Introducing... Afro-Cuban Jazz, Danzón 1997
Chico Science & Nacao Zumbi Da Lama ao caos Mangue Beat 1994
Burning Spear Garvey's Ghost Dub 1976
Fela Ransome Kuti & Africa 70 Expensive Shit Afrobeat 1975
José Feliciano Feliciano! Latin Pop 1968
The Pentangle Sweet Child Folk Baroque British Folk Rock, Progressive Folk 1968
Andy Irvine & Paul Brady Andy Irvine & Paul Brady Celtic Folk Music Contemporary Folk, Singer/Songwriter 1976
The Heptones Night Food Reggae 1976
Fela Kuti Roforofo Fight Afrobeat 1972
Balfa Brothers Play Traditional Cajun Music Cajun 1965
Elvis Presley How Great Thou Art Gospel 1967
Keith Hudson Flesh of My Skin, Blood of My Blood Roots Reggae 1975
Os Mutantes Mutantes Tropicália Psychedelic Pop, Psychedelic Rock 1969
Sly and Robbie Rhythm Killers Ragga Hip Hop, Synth Funk 1987
Mano Negra Casa Babylon Latin Alternative Alternative Rock 1994
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan En Concert à Paris Qawwali 1997
Fela Ransome Kuti & The Africa 70 Gentleman Afrobeat 1973
Cheb Khaled & Safy Boutella Kutché Raï 1989
Dixie Chicks Home Bluegrass Contemporary Country 2002
Mississippi Fred McDowell Delta Blues Delta Blues 1964
Fela Original Sufferhead Afrobeat 1981
Geoffrey Oryema Exile African Folk Music 1990
Moacir Santos Coisas Samba-Jazz 1965
The Bothy Band The Bothy Band/1975 Irish Folk Music 1975
Junior Murvin Police & Thieves Roots Reggae 1977
Marisa Monte Verde, Anil, Amarelo, Cor-de-Rosa e Carvão/Green, Blue, Yellow, Rose and Charcoal MPB Pop 1994
Horace Andy In the Light Roots Reggae 1977
Mavis Staples You Are Not Alone Gospel Rhythm & Blues, Soul 2010
Huun-Huur-Tu The Orphan's Lament Tuvan Throat Singing 1994
Angelique Kidjo Logozo Fon Music Pop 1991
Bob Marley and The Wailers Soul Rebels Roots Reggae 1970
Elvis Presley His Hand in Mine Gospel Pop 1960
Toumani Diabaté with Ballake Sissoko New Ancient Strings Mande Music 1999
Fela Ransome Kuti & The Africa 70 Confusion Afrobeat 1975
Luciano Where There Is Life Roots Reggae 1995
Caetano Veloso & Gilberto Gil Tropicalia 2 Tropicália 1993
Finley Quaye Maverick a Strike Reggae 1997
Ravi Shankar The Sounds of India Hindustani Classical Music 1958
Shirley Collins & Davy Graham Folk Roots, New Routes Folk Baroque 1964
Dennis Brown Wolf & Leopards Roots Reggae 1977
Café Tacvba Re Latin Alternative Pop Rock 1994
The Maytals Monkey Man Reggae 1970
Fela Anikulapo Kuti Shuffering & Shmiling Afrobeat 1977
Lee 'Scratch' Perry & Dub Syndicate Time Boom x De Devil Dead Dub 1987
Fela Coffin for Head of State Afrobeat 1981
Bebel Gilberto Tanto Tempo Bossa Nova Lounge 2000
Nic Jones Penguin Eggs English Folk Music Contemporary Folk, Singer/Songwriter 1980
Reverend Gary Davis Pure Religion and Bad Company Gospel Acoustic Blues 1957
Justin Hinds & The Dominoes Jezebel Roots Reggae 1976
Françoise Hardy Comment te dire adieu? Chanson French Pop 1968
David Lindley El Rayo-X Pop Reggae Rock & Roll 1981
Tinariwen The Radio Tisdas Sessions Tishoumaren 2001
The Holy Modal Rounders The Holy Modal Rounders Old-Time Contemporary Folk 1964
Fela Ransome Kuti & The Africa 70 Open & Close Afrobeat 1971
Dick Gaughan Handful of Earth Scottish Folk Music 1981
Black Uhuru Sinsemilla Roots Reggae 1980
Dr. Alimantado Best Dressed Chicken in Town Deejay, Roots Reggae 1978
Ravi Shankar Music of India: Three Classical R?gas/Three Ragas Hindustani Classical Music 1956
Ali Farka Touré & Toumani Diabate Ali & Toumani Mande Music, Songhai Music 2010
Bukka White The Legacy of the Blues Delta Blues 1969
Cheikh Lo Ne La Thiass Mbalax 1996
Françoise Hardy La Question Chanson French Pop 1971
Oumou Sangare Worotan Wassoulou 1996
Bert Jansch Jack Orion Folk Baroque 1966
Ali Akbar Khan Legacy Hindustani Classical Music 1996
Steeleye Span Please to See the King English Folk Music British Folk Rock 1971
Stan Kenton Cuban Fire! Afro-Cuban Jazz Big Band 1956
Toumani Diabaté & Sidiki Diabaté Toumani & Sidiki Mande Music 2014
Bombino Nomad Tishoumaren 2013
Burning Spear Dry & Heavy Roots Reggae 1977
Arto Lindsay Mundo Civilizado Brazilian Music Art Pop 1996
Tinariwen Amassakoul Tishoumaren 2004
Shirley & Dolly Collins Love, Death & the Lady English Folk Music 1970
Rhythm & Sound W/ the Artists Dub 2003
Altan Island Angel Irish Folk Music 1993
Susana Baca Susana Baca Música Criolla Peruana 1997
Toumani Diabaté The Mandé Variations Mande Music 2008
Sean Paul Dutty Rock Dancehall, Pop Reggae 2002
Linton Kwesi Johnson Tings an' Times Dub Poetry 1991
Taraf de Haidouks Band of Gypsies L?ut?reasc? 2001
Amadou & Mariam Welcome to Mali African Music Pop 2008
Abdel Aziz el Mubarak Abdel Aziz el Mubarak Arabic Pop 1987
Tito Puente Cuban Carnival Afro-Cuban Jazz, Mambo 1956
Jacques Brel Enregistrement public à l'Olympia Chanson à texte 1962
Osibisa Woyaya Highlife Jazz-Rock 1971
Orlando "Cachaito" Lopez Cachaito Afro-Cuban Jazz 2001
I-Roy Presenting I-Roy Deejay 1973
Elvis Presley Elvis' Christmas Album Gospel Christmas Music, Rock & Roll 1957
João Gilberto O amor, o sorriso e a flor/Brazil's Brilliant Bossa Nova 1960
Mongo Santamaría Mongo/AfroRoots Afro-Cuban Jazz 1959
Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni ba Jama Ko Mande Music 2013
Shirley Collins Lodestar English Folk Music 2016
Elvis Presley He Touched Me Gospel Pop 1972
Youssou N'Dour Nothing's in Vain (Coono du réér) Mbalax 2002
Peter Tosh Bush Doctor Roots Reggae 1978
Gal Costa Gal Tropicália Psychedelic Pop, Psychedelic Rock 1969
Christy Moore Ride On Celtic Folk Music Contemporary Folk 1984
Jorge Ben Ben MPB, Samba-Rock 1972
Noura Mint Seymali Arbina Moorish Music 2016
Ras Michael and The Sons of Negus Rastafari Nyahbinghi, Roots Reggae 1975
Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni ba Ba Power Mande Music 2015
Elysia Crampton Demon City Latin Electronic UK Bass 2016
Baaba Maal Live at the Royal Festival Hall Mbalax 1999
Eliza Carthy Red Rice English Folk Music Contemporary Folk 1998
Andy Palacio & The Garifuna Collective Wátina Garifuna Folk Music 2007
Klezmatics Rhythm + Jews Klezmer 1991
The Everly Brothers A Date with The Everly Brothers Close Harmony Pop 1960
Skip James Devil Got My Woman Delta Blues 1968
Songhoy Blues Music in Exile Songhai Music 2015
Rokia Traoré Bowmboi Mande Music 2003
Rhiannon Giddens Tomorrow is My Turn American Folk Music 2015
Los Lobos The Town and the City Latin Rock Heartland Rock, Tex-Mex 2006
The Cables What Kind of World Rocksteady 1970
Baaba Maal Missing You (Mi Yeewnii) Mbalax 2001
Toumani Diabaté Boulevard de l'indépendence Mande Music 2006
Kasai Allstars In the 7th Moon, the Chief Turned into a Swimming Fish and Ate the Head of His Enemy by Magic (Congo Tradi-Modern 2008
Mongo Santamaría Sabroso! Pachanga 1960
Tom Zé Estudando o pagode (na opereta segregamulher e amor) MPB Art Pop 2005