Top Roots Reggae Albums





Rank All Time Artist Album Subgenre(s) Other Genre(s) Year
1
149
Bob Marley and The Wailers Catch a Fire 1973
2
162
Bob Marley and The Wailers Natty Dread 1974
3
204
Bob Marley and The Wailers Exodus 1977
4
363
Bob Marley and The Wailers Live! 1975
5
498
The Wailers Burnin' 1973
6
580
Burning Spear Marcus Garvey 1975
7
646
The Congos Heart of the Congos 1977
8
1077
The Upsetters Super Ape Dub 1976
9
1167
Toots and The Maytals Funky Kingston 1973
10
1168
Bob Marley and The Wailers Soul Revolution/African Herbsman 1971
11
1250
Culture Two Sevens Clash 1977
12
1495
Bunny Wailer Blackheart Man 1976
13
1525
Peter Tosh Legalize It 1976
14
1663
Black Uhuru Red 1981
15
1705
Sizzla Black Woman & Child Ragga 1997
16
1747
Bob Marley and The Wailers Babylon by Bus 1978
17
1834
Big Youth Screaming Target Deejay 1972
18
1974
Linton Kwesi Johnson Forces of Victory Dub Poetry 1979
19
1996
Linton Kwesi Johnson Bass Culture Dub Poetry 1980
20
2078
Bob Marley and The Wailers Uprising 1980
21
2080
The Mighty Diamonds Right Time 1976
22
2312
Bob Marley and The Wailers Kaya 1978
23
2386
Steel Pulse Handsworth Revolution 1978
24
2552
Peter Tosh Equal Rights 1977
25
2567
The Abyssinians Forward Onto Zion/Satta Masa Gana 1976
26
2735
Bob Marley and The Wailers Rastaman Vibration 1976
27
2803
Max Romeo & The Upsetters War ina Babylon 1976
28
2979
Bob Marley and The Wailers Survival 1979

Albums "bubbling under" the all-time top 3000:
Lee Perry Roast Fish Collie Weed & Corn Bread 1978
Burning Spear Marcus' Children/Social Living 1978
The Heptones Party Time 1977
Poet and the Roots Dread, Beat an' Blood Dub Poetry 1978
Keith Hudson Flesh of My Skin, Blood of My Blood 1975
Junior Murvin Police & Thieves 1977
Horace Andy In the Light 1977
Bob Marley and The Wailers Soul Rebels 1970
Luciano Where There Is Life 1995
Dennis Brown Wolf & Leopards 1977
Justin Hinds & The Dominoes Jezebel 1976
Black Uhuru Sinsemilla 1980
Dr. Alimantado Best Dressed Chicken in Town Deejay 1978
Burning Spear Dry & Heavy 1977
Linton Kwesi Johnson Tings an' Times Dub Poetry 1991
Peter Tosh Bush Doctor 1978
Ras Michael and The Sons of Negus Rastafari Nyahbinghi 1975