Recommend me 5 reggae albums, no Bob Marley

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    So I've been trying to get into reggae/dancehall and people are always recommending songs to me but I am an album person. I like to listen to them all the way through. So can anyone recommend me 5 great reggae/dancehall albums?

    No Bob Marley as I already have all the albums I like from him. I do like that sort of roots reggae though I also like Sean Paul-ish dancehall. Compilation albums or riddim or dub recommendations are also welcome. Thanks in advance.
     
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    Does that rule out Ziggy Marley? I only know a couple, O.A.R. and The Wailing Souls, which was a band that was formed by Bob Marley and Peter Tosh.
     
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    Cidade Negra - Perfil (2008)
    Lucky Dube - Captured
    Alpha Blond - Cocody Rock
    Ub40 - The Best Of UB40
     
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    Anything from the Marley brothers i.e. Ziggy, Damian, Stephen etc.
     
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    Black Uhuru - Sinsemilla
    Linton Kwesi Johnson - Independant Intavenshan
    Peter Tosh - Legalize It
    Dub Revolutionaries - Sly & Robbie Meet the Mad Professor
    Mad Professor - Method to the Madness
     
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    Jimmy Cliff - The Harder They Come (OST)
    Desmond Dekker - Intensified
    Israel Vibration - Stamina
    Steel Pulse - Handsworth Revolution
    Damian Marley - Welcome To Jamrock

    edit -- all awesome, but ordered by relative awesomeness.
     
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    I&i

    Culture - Two Sevens clash
    Gladiators - Trench Town Mix Up
    The Upsetters - Return of Django
    Burning Spear - Marcus Garvey
    Eek a mouse - Wa Do Dem
     
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    awesome awesome cd. could listen to it all day. Lloyd
     
  9. rockosmodurnlif thread starter macrumors 65816

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    No. Other members of the Marley family are not ruled out. So feel free to recommend them.
     
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    Duff-Man says...I'll second the recommendation of Black Uhuru but I've always thought "Red" was their best album....oh yeah!
     
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    Augustus Pablo - King Tubby Meets Rockers Uptown

    Augustus Pablo - East of the River Nile

    Sly and Robbie - Mambo Taxi

    Can't give five but these are amazing.
     
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    Easy Star All Stars- Dub side of the Moon.
    Leroy Shakespeare and the Ship of Vibes- Jubilation
    Peter Tosh- Bush Doctor
    Peter Tosh- Equal Rites
    UB40- Labour of Love
     
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    The Wailing Souls were NOT a band formed by Bob Marley and Peter Tosh. The only band they, along with Bunny Wailer, formed was The Wailers. The Wailers had their own label for a while in Jamaica called Wail'n Soul'm however.
     
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    Stick Figure is a great reggae artist. Their album "Smoke Stack" is great, it's on iTunes.

    Another good reggae artist is SOJA, he is similar to Bob but more upbeat in general.
     
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    Can't believe SOJA hasn't been said yet, check em' out. More mellow reggae...
     
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    Check out Marcia Griffiths discography. She's awesome.
     
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    Without a doubt the best reggae record ever made:

    Funky Kingston - Toots and the Maytals. Pure gold from beginning to end, complete with the best versions by far of Louie Louie and Redemption Song.
     
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