Top Regional Music Albums





Rank All Time Artist Album Subgenre(s) Other Genre(s) Year
1
149
Bob Marley and The Wailers Catch a Fire Roots Reggae 1973
2
162
Bob Marley and The Wailers Natty Dread Roots Reggae 1974
3
204
Bob Marley and The Wailers Exodus Roots Reggae 1977
4
209
Santana Abraxas Latin Rock 1970
5
363
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
489
Manu Chao Clandestino Latin Alternative 1998
9
498
The Wailers Burnin' Roots Reggae 1973
10
580
Burning Spear Marcus Garvey Roots Reggae 1975
11
646
The Congos Heart of the Congos Roots Reggae 1977
12
650
King Sunny Adé Juju Music Jùjú 1982
13
668
The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Will the Circle Be Unbroken Bluegrass 1972
14
676
Augustus Pablo King Tubbys Meets Rockers Uptown Dub 1977
15
852
Os Mutantes Os Mutantes Tropicália Psychedelic Rock 1968
16
944
Alain Bashung Fantaisie Militaire Nouvelle chanson française 1998
17
1004
Salif Keita Soro Mande Music 1987
18
1029
Youssou N'Dour Immigres / Bitim Rew Mbalax 1984
19
1038
Mano Negra Puta's Fever Latin Alternative Alternative Rock 1989
20
1077
The Upsetters Super Ape Dub, Roots Reggae 1976
21
1118
Aretha Franklin Amazing Grace Gospel Southern Soul 1972
22
1142
Stan Getz & Charlie Byrd Jazz Samba Samba-Jazz 1962
23
1150
Fela and Africa 70 Zombie Afrobeat 1976
24
1151
Santana Santana Latin Rock 1969
25
1158
Miossec Boire Nouvelle chanson française 1995
26
1167
Toots and The Maytals Funky Kingston Roots Reggae 1973
27
1168
Bob Marley and The Wailers Soul Revolution/African Herbsman Roots Reggae 1971
28
1195
Le Mystère des Voix Bulgares Le Mystère des Voix Bulgares Bulgarian Folk Music 1975
29
1232
Tito Puente Dance Mania Guaguancó, Mambo 1958
30
1250
Culture Two Sevens Clash Roots Reggae 1977
31
1355
The Pentangle Basket of Light Folk Baroque British Folk Rock 1969
32
1357
Cesária Évora Miss Perfumado Morna 1992
33
1417
Rubén Blades Buscando América Afro-Cuban Jazz, Salsa 1984
34
1425
Clifton Chenier Bogalusa Boogie Zydeco 1975
35
1427
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan Mustt Mustt Qawwali 1990
36
1437
Upsetters Blackboard Jungle Dub Dub 1973
37
1446
Marty Robbins Gunfighter Ballads and Trail Songs Cowboy 1959
38
1465
Ali Farka Touré with Ry Cooder Talking Timbuktu Mande Music, Songhai Music Blues 1994
39
1495
Bunny Wailer Blackheart Man Roots Reggae 1976
40
1525
Peter Tosh Legalize It Roots Reggae 1976
41
1535
João Gilberto Chega De Saudade Bossa Nova 1959
42
1559
Serge Gainsbourg Aux armes et caetera Reggae 1979
43
1565
Caetano Veloso Caetano Veloso Tropicália 1968
44
1589
Milton Nascimento & Lô Borges Clube da esquina MPB 1972
45
1601
Santana Caravanserai Latin Rock Jazz-Rock 1972
46
1611
Caetano Veloso Estrangeiro MPB Singer/Songwriter 1989
47
1643
Astor Piazzolla Tango: Zero Hour / Nuevo Tango: Hora Zero Tango Nuevo 1986
48
1653
Willie Colón & Rubén Blades Siembra Salsa Dura 1978
49
1657
The Everly Brothers The Everly Brothers (They're Off and Rolling) Close Harmony Pop, Rock & Roll 1957
50
1663
Black Uhuru Red Roots Reggae 1981
51
1676
Various Artists Tropicália ou Panis et Circencis Tropicália 1968
52
1685
Babatunde Olatunji Drums of Passion Apala 1960
53
1689
Buju Banton Til Shiloh Ragga 1995
54
1691
The Art Tatum - Ben Webster Quartet The Art Tatum - Ben Webster Quartet/The Tatum Group Masterpieces, Vol. 8 Stride Cool Jazz 1958
55
1692
Jorge Ben Samba Esquema Novo Samba 1963
56
1696
Khaled Khaled Pop Raï 1992
57
1705
Sizzla Black Woman & Child Ragga, Roots Reggae 1997
58
1725
Serge Gainsbourg Initials B. B. Chanson Baroque Pop, French Pop 1968
59
1747
Bob Marley and The Wailers Babylon by Bus Roots Reggae 1978
60
1754
Planxty Planxty Irish Folk Music 1973
61
1755
Amadou & Mariam Dimanche à Bamako African Music 2004
62
1758
Van Morrison & The Chieftains Irish Heartbeat Celtic Folk Music 1988
63
1797
Augustus Pablo East of the River Nile Reggae 1977
64
1800
Harry Belafonte Calypso Calypso 1956
65
1803
Baaba Maal & Mansour Seck Djam Leelii Mande Music, Mbalax 1983
66
1823
The Bug London Zoo Dancehall Dubstep 2008
67
1834
Big Youth Screaming Target Deejay, Roots Reggae 1972
68
1845
Jacques Brel Brel Chanson à texte 1977
69
1850
Salif Keita Moffou Mande Music 2002
70
1865
Orchestra Baobab Vol. 1: Senegambie/Vol. 2: Ngalam/Ken Dou Werente/Pirates Choice Afro-Cuban Jazz 1982
71
1873
João Gilberto Amoroso Bossa Nova 1977
72
1874
Joan Manuel Serrat Mediterráneo Nueva canción española 1971
73
1878
Muddy Waters Folk Singer Delta Blues 1964
74
1883
UB40 Signing Off Reggae 1980
75
1940
Camarón La leyenda del tiempo Flamenco Nuevo 1979
76
1955
Jorge Ben África Brasil MPB, Samba-Rock Funk 1976
77
1969
Ketama/Toumani Diabaté/Danny Thompson Songhai African Folk Music, Flamenco Nuevo, Songhai Music 1988
78
1970
Bob Dylan Bob Dylan Country Blues Contemporary Folk 1962
79
1973
Pata Negra Blues de la frontera Flamenco Nuevo 1988
80
1974
Linton Kwesi Johnson Forces of Victory Dub Poetry 1979
81
1996
Linton Kwesi Johnson Bass Culture Dub Poetry 1980
82
2033
Chico Buarque Construção MPB Singer/Songwriter 1971
83
2064
Ali Farka Touré Savane Mande Music, Songhai Music Blues 2006
84
2078
Bob Marley and The Wailers Uprising Roots Reggae 1980
85
2080
The Mighty Diamonds Right Time Roots Reggae 1976
86
2081
Gotan Project La revancha del tango Electrotango 2001
87
2094
Konono No. 1 Congotronics Tradi-Modern 2005
88
2147
Tom Zé Estudando o samba MPB, Samba 1976
89
2164
Mbongwana Star From Kinshasa Tradi-Modern 2015
90
2168
Shivkumar Sharma, Brijbushan Kabra & Hariprasad Chaurasia Call of the Valley Hindustani Classical Music 1968
91
2178
Ry Cooder Chavez Ravine Latin American Music Americana 2005
92
2182
João Gilberto João Gilberto Bossa Nova 1973
93
2196
Frank Sinatra and Antonio Carlos Jobim Francis Albert Sinatra and Antonio Carlos Jobim Bossa Nova Standards, Vocal Jazz 1967
94
2205
The Original Soundtrack O Brother, Where Art Thou? American Folk Music Country, Film Soundtrack 2000
95
2212
Lightnin' Hopkins The Roots of Lightnin' Hopkins/Lightnin' Hopkins Acoustic Texas Blues 1959
96
2259
Tinariwen Aman Iman: Water is Life Tishoumaren 2007
97
2297
Harry Belafonte Belafonte at Carnegie Hall Caribbean Folk Music 1959
98
2300
Caetano Veloso Transa MPB Singer/Songwriter 1972
99
2312
Bob Marley and The Wailers Kaya Roots Reggae 1978
100
2318
The Louvin Brothers Tragic Songs of Life Close Harmony 1956
101
2343
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan Devotional Songs/Devotional & Love Songs Qawwali 1992
102
2386
Steel Pulse Handsworth Revolution Roots Reggae 1978
103
2423
Jorge Ben A Tábua de Esmeralda MPB, Samba-Rock 1974
104
2428
The Everly Brothers Songs Our Daddy Taught Us Close Harmony Country Pop, Folk Pop 1958
105
2435
Manu Chao ...próxima estación...Esperanza Latin Alternative 2001
106
2440
Kiko Veneno Échate un cantecito Rumba Flamenca Singer/Songwriter 1992
107
2442
Gilberto Gil Gilberto Gil Tropicália 1968
108
2457
Fela Anikulapo Kuti Sorrow Tears and Blood/Black President [1981] Afrobeat 1977
109
2469
Elis Regina & Antonio Carlos Jobim Elis & Tom Bossa Nova 1974
110
2492
Veneno Veneno Flamenco Nuevo Andalusian Rock 1977
111
2517
Os Novos Baianos Acabou Chorare MPB, Samba 1972
112
2540
Dominique A. La mémoire neuve Nouvelle chanson française French Pop, Singer/Songwriter 1995
113
2552
Peter Tosh Equal Rights Roots Reggae 1977
114
2567
The Abyssinians Forward Onto Zion/Satta Masa Gana Roots Reggae 1976
115
2651
The Everly Brothers Roots Close Harmony Country Pop 1968
116
2661
The Everly Brothers It's Everly Time Close Harmony Pop 1960
117
2664
Tinariwen Imidiwan: Companions Tishoumaren 2009
118
2693
Master Musicians of Jajouka Brian Jones Presents The Pipes of Pan at Joujouka Arabic Folk Music 1971
119
2696
Gilberto Gil Expresso 2222 Tropicália 1972
120
2707
Peter Gabriel Passion (Music for The Last Temptation of Christ) Ambient, Film Score, New Age 1989
121
2735
Bob Marley and The Wailers Rastaman Vibration Roots Reggae 1976
122
2751
Planxty The Well Below the Valley Irish Folk Music 1973
123
2776
Youssou N'Dour Nelson Mandela Mbalax 1985
124
2796
Bert Jansch Bert Jansch Folk Baroque Singer/Songwriter 1965
125
2803
Max Romeo & The Upsetters War ina Babylon Roots Reggae 1976
126
2808
Skip James Today! Delta Blues 1966
127
2822
Rachid Taha Diwan Raï 1998
128
2828
Santana Santana III Latin Rock 1971
129
2829
Bruce Springsteen We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions American Folk Music Americana, Folk Rock 2006
130
2832
Ladysmith Black Mambazo Shaka Zulu Mbube, Nguni Folk Music 1987
131
2847
Gal Costa Fa-Tal - Gal a Todo Vapor Tropicália Blues Rock 1971
132
2864
Mahmoud Ahmed Eré Méla Méla/Ethiopiques 7 Ethio-Jazz, Tizita 1975
133
2878
U-Roy Version Galore Deejay 1970
134
2880
Antônio Carlos Jobim Wave Bossa Nova 1967
135
2888
Antônio Carlos Jobim The Composer of Desafinado, Plays Bossa Nova 1963
136
2893
The Chieftains The Chieftains 4 Irish Folk Music 1973
137
2926
Keith Hudson Pick a Dub Dub 1974
138
2965
Mano Negra Patchanka Latin Alternative Alternative Rock, Folk Punk 1988
139
2975
Orchestra Baobab Specialist in All Styles Afro-Cuban Jazz 2002
140
2979
Bob Marley and The Wailers Survival Roots Reggae 1979
141
2987
Gregory Isaacs Night Nurse Lovers Rock 1982
142
2990
Ali Farka Touré The River Mande Music, Songhai Music 1990

Albums "bubbling under" the all-time top 3000:
Lee Perry Roast Fish Collie Weed & Corn Bread Roots Reggae 1978
King Sunny Adé Synchro System Jùjú 1983
Mahalia Jackson Newport 1958 Gospel 1958
Gal Costa Gal Costa Tropicália Psychedelic Pop 1969
Van Dyke Parks Discover America Calypso Art Pop 1972
Burning Spear Marcus' Children/Social Living Roots Reggae 1978
The Heptones Party Time Roots Reggae 1977
Gilberto Gil / Jorge Ben Ogum Xangô/Gil & Jorge MPB 1975
Chico Science & Nacao Zumbi Afrociberdelia Mangue Beat 1996
Poet and the Roots Dread, Beat an' Blood Dub Poetry 1978
Mark Stewart + Maffia Learning to Cope with Cowardice Dub Post-Punk 1983
James Cleveland and The Angelic Choir Peace Be Still Gospel 1962
Baaba Maal Lam Toro Mbalax 1992
UB40 Labour of Love Pop Reggae 1983
The Gabby Pahinui Hawaiian Band The Gabby Pahinui Hawaiian Band Slack-Key Guitar 1975
Chico Science & Nacao Zumbi Da Lama ao caos Mangue Beat 1994
Moacir Santos Coisas Samba-Jazz 1965
Burning Spear Garvey's Ghost Dub 1976
José Feliciano Feliciano! Latin Pop 1968
Caetano Veloso Caetano Veloso [1969] Tropicália 1969
Fela Ransome Kuti & Africa 70 Expensive Shit Afrobeat 1975
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
Christine and The Queens Chaleur Humaine / Christine and The Queens Nouvelle chanson française Electropop 2014
Fela Kuti Roforofo Fight Afrobeat 1972
Tito Puente Top Percussion Afro-Cuban Jazz 1958
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
Rubén González Introducing... Afro-Cuban Jazz, Danzón 1997
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan En Concert à Paris Qawwali 1997
Sly and Robbie Rhythm Killers Ragga Hip Hop, Synth Funk 1987
Cheb Khaled & Safy Boutella Kutché Raï 1989
Geoffrey Oryema Exile African Folk Music 1990
Fela Ransome Kuti & The Africa 70 Gentleman Afrobeat 1973
Mississippi Fred McDowell Delta Blues Delta Blues 1964
The Bothy Band The Bothy Band/1975 Irish Folk Music 1975
Junior Murvin Police & Thieves Roots Reggae 1977
Dixie Chicks Home Bluegrass Contemporary Country 2002
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
Mano Negra Casa Babylon Latin Alternative Alternative Rock 1994
Fela Original Sufferhead Afrobeat 1981
Huun-Huur-Tu The Orphan's Lament Tuvan Throat Singing 1994
Angelique Kidjo Logozo Fon Music Pop 1991
Elvis Presley His Hand in Mine Gospel Pop 1960
Bob Marley and The Wailers Soul Rebels Roots Reggae 1970
Toumani Diabaté with Ballake Sissoko New Ancient Strings Mande Music 1999
Mavis Staples You Are Not Alone Gospel Rhythm & Blues, Soul 2010
Luciano Where There Is Life Roots Reggae 1995
Finley Quaye Maverick a Strike Reggae 1997
Fela Ransome Kuti & The Africa 70 Confusion Afrobeat 1975
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
Lee 'Scratch' Perry & Dub Syndicate Time Boom x De Devil Dead Dub 1987
Caetano Veloso & Gilberto Gil Tropicalia 2 Tropicália 1993
Fela Anikulapo Kuti Shuffering & Shmiling Afrobeat 1977
Nic Jones Penguin Eggs English Folk Music Contemporary Folk, Singer/Songwriter 1980
Fela Coffin for Head of State Afrobeat 1981
Reverend Gary Davis Pure Religion and Bad Company Gospel Acoustic Blues 1957
Françoise Hardy Comment te dire adieu? Chanson French Pop 1968
Justin Hinds & The Dominoes Jezebel Roots Reggae 1976
David Lindley El Rayo-X Pop Reggae Rock & Roll 1981
Fela Ransome Kuti & The Africa 70 Open & Close Afrobeat 1971
Bebel Gilberto Tanto Tempo Bossa Nova Lounge 2000
Dick Gaughan Handful of Earth Scottish Folk Music 1981
The Holy Modal Rounders The Holy Modal Rounders Old-Time Contemporary Folk 1964
Café Tacvba Re Latin Alternative Pop Rock 1994
Tinariwen The Radio Tisdas Sessions Tishoumaren 2001
The Maytals Monkey Man Reggae 1970
Ravi Shankar Music of India: Three Classical R?gas/Three Ragas Hindustani Classical Music 1956
Black Uhuru Sinsemilla Roots Reggae 1980
Cheikh Lo Ne La Thiass Mbalax 1996
Bukka White The Legacy of the Blues Delta Blues 1969
Françoise Hardy La Question Chanson French Pop 1971
Ali Farka Touré & Toumani Diabate Ali & Toumani Mande Music, Songhai Music 2010
Oumou Sangare Worotan Wassoulou 1996
Dr. Alimantado Best Dressed Chicken in Town Deejay, Roots Reggae 1978
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
Bombino Nomad Tishoumaren 2013
Burning Spear Dry & Heavy Roots Reggae 1977
Toumani Diabaté & Sidiki Diabaté Toumani & Sidiki Mande Music 2014
Arto Lindsay Mundo Civilizado Brazilian Music Art Pop 1996
Shirley & Dolly Collins Love, Death & the Lady English Folk Music 1970
Altan Island Angel Irish Folk Music 1993
Susana Baca Susana Baca Música Criolla Peruana 1997
Tinariwen Amassakoul Tishoumaren 2004
Rhythm & Sound W/ the Artists Dub 2003
Toumani Diabaté The Mandé Variations Mande Music 2008
Linton Kwesi Johnson Tings an' Times Dub Poetry 1991
Abdel Aziz el Mubarak Abdel Aziz el Mubarak Arabic Pop 1987
Sean Paul Dutty Rock Dancehall, Pop Reggae 2002
Taraf de Haidouks Band of Gypsies L?ut?reasc? 2001
Osibisa Woyaya Highlife Jazz-Rock 1971
Jacques Brel Enregistrement public à l'Olympia Chanson à texte 1962
Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni ba Jama Ko Mande Music 2013
I-Roy Presenting I-Roy Deejay 1973
Elvis Presley Elvis' Christmas Album Gospel Christmas Music, Rock & Roll 1957
Orlando "Cachaito" Lopez Cachaito Afro-Cuban Jazz 2001
João Gilberto O amor, o sorriso e a flor/Brazil's Brilliant Bossa Nova 1960
Amadou & Mariam Welcome to Mali African Music Pop 2008
Mongo Santamaría Mongo/AfroRoots Afro-Cuban Jazz 1959
Elvis Presley He Touched Me Gospel Pop 1972
Peter Tosh Bush Doctor Roots Reggae 1978
Tito Puente Cuban Carnival Afro-Cuban Jazz, Mambo 1956
Shirley Collins Lodestar English Folk Music 2016
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
Ras Michael and The Sons of Negus Rastafari Nyahbinghi, Roots Reggae 1975
Youssou N'Dour Nothing's in Vain (Coono du réér) Mbalax 2002
Noura Mint Seymali Arbina Moorish Music 2016
Elysia Crampton Demon City Latin Electronic UK Bass 2016
Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni ba Ba Power Mande Music 2015
Baaba Maal Live at the Royal Festival Hall Mbalax 1999
Eliza Carthy Red Rice English Folk Music Contemporary Folk 1998
Klezmatics Rhythm + Jews Klezmer 1991
The Everly Brothers A Date with The Everly Brothers Close Harmony Pop 1960
Andy Palacio & The Garifuna Collective Wátina Garifuna Folk Music 2007
Skip James Devil Got My Woman Delta Blues 1968
Rhiannon Giddens Freedom Highway American Folk Music 2017
Songhoy Blues Music in Exile Songhai Music 2015
Rokia Traoré Bowmboi Mande Music 2003
Oumou Sangare Mogoya Wassoulou 2017
Trio Da Kali & Kronos Quartet Ladilikan Mande Music Chamber Music 2017
Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda World Spirituality Classics 1: The Ecstatic Music of Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda Kirtan New Age 2017
The Cables What Kind of World Rocksteady 1970
Songhoy Blues Resistance Afro-Rock, Songhai Music 2017
Rhiannon Giddens Tomorrow is My Turn American Folk Music 2015
Los Lobos The Town and the City Latin Rock Heartland Rock, Tex-Mex 2006
Baaba Maal Missing You (Mi Yeewnii) Mbalax 2001
Toumani Diabaté Boulevard de l'indépendence Mande Music 2006
Mongo Santamaría Sabroso! Pachanga 1960
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
Tom Zé Estudando o pagode (na opereta segregamulher e amor) MPB Art Pop 2005
Trettmann #DIY Dancehall Cloud Rap 2017
Rosalía Los ángeles Flamenco Nuevo 2017