Recommend me 5 reggae albums, no Bob Marley

rockosmodurnlif

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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.
 

GoCubsGo

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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.
 

Fa7mac

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Cidade Negra - Perfil (2008)
Lucky Dube - Captured
Alpha Blond - Cocody Rock
Ub40 - The Best Of UB40
 

Disc Golfer

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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
 

gødspeed

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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.
 

unid

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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
 

Rikos87

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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.
 

Hayduke60

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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
 

pablorkcz

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May 13, 2010
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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.
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.
 

wvuwhat

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Sep 26, 2007
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Can't believe SOJA hasn't been said yet, check em' out. More mellow reggae...
 

skunk

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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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