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Natty Dread

Bob Marley & The Wailers

1974

Natty Dread

Album Summary

Natty Dread is the seventh album by Bob Marley and the Wailers, released in 1974. Previously Marley had recorded with Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer as the Wailers, and this was his first record without them. Natty Dread was most popularly received in the UK, where it peaked at No. 43 and sold in excess of 100,000 copies, making it a gold album. Over time it gained popularity in other parts of the world, and in 2003 it was ranked No. 181 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.

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Rating

3.6

Votes

5454

Genres

  • Reggae
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Fri Nov 06 2020
5

This is a pretty dang iconic album. It's a top-shelf cocktail of groove, blues, and blistering social commentary. Honestly, I'm at a loss for what to say about this album other than it's just damn good. It ticks all the boxes. It's iconic, in the pocket, vocals are on point, lyrics are heavy, production is excellent, and it's so thick with sheer musicality it practically oozes. Just a real fine record.

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Fri Aug 21 2020
5

This was an album of great transition for Bob, he had split with his childhood friends and original Wailers, Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer. Bob's influence over the band was becoming more and more pronounced and Tosh and Wailer decided that is not the direction they wished to go. The revamped band was now, for the first time, known as "Bob Marley and The Wailers" as opposed to just "The Wailers" thus solidifying Marley as the primary leader of the band. Bob truly took charge of the overall focus and direction of the group and wrote all the songs. In an interesting twist of fate and one of the best business moves in music history, he assigned the credits for many of his songs to his close family memebers and friends as a way to make sure they were taken care of financial, certain charities he believed in and supported were funded and as a way to avoid contractual obligations to his former publishing company, Cayman Music. Although this is a transition album of sorts, it sports some of his most memorable songs and one in particular that would be one of his defining moments, "No Woman, No Cry" which would gain much fame due to his incredible live performances of the record. He would introduce the "I-Threes" a female vocal group that included his wife, Rita Marley, Marcia Griffiths and Judy Mowatt. Their vocals addeded a wonderful compliment to Bob's on songs such as one of my personal favorites on the album, "Them Belly Full (But We Hungry)". The writing on this album seems very personal and almost takes you on a journey through Bob's life in Jamaica and some of the obstacles he had to overcome. This record is also a canvas for Bob to infuse some of his Rastafarian beliefs and he does a marvelous job of this on songs such as "So Jah Seh" and the title track "Natty Dread". This album is almost like Bob saying "Here I Am, The Real Me" and he gives us a fairly detailed revelation of where his heart was and where his and the bands focus was now going to be. I believe this to be one of his most profound works and it's one of my personal favorites. It's only years after it's release and in particular after his death that I think many truly appreciated this album for it's greatness. There are many wonderful songs beyond "No Woman, No Cry" that make this a truly wonderful album and it gives it's listener a front row seat into some of the many tragic situations going on in his homeland and, indeed, many of the places dear to his heart such as the other island nations, Africa and United States. Bob Marley was a revolutionary in every since of the word and he would spend the remainder of his tragically short life fighting for the cause, "Revolution".

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Mon Dec 07 2020
5

Yeah man.

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Mon Dec 28 2020
5

Great album, revolutionary sounds and lyrics

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Mon Jan 18 2021
5

Mellow and chill.

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Wed Jan 13 2021
5

Great album, tons of BM and the Wailers greatest hits.

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Sun Feb 07 2021
5

Fantastic. So good. And picked on his birthday.

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Sat Feb 06 2021
5

I had listened to a lot of Bob Marley but had somehow never heard this album. In retrospect, I don’t know how that is possible. Great album and really interesting versions of well known songs.

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Fri Jan 15 2021
5

Muy buen disco

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Sat Jan 23 2021
5

Absolutely loved this. It’s so artistic and creative. It’s no wonder Bob Marley is a legend.

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Mon Mar 22 2021
5

OH YEAAAAAAAAA. Lively Up Yourself. No Woman No Cry, though I don't know that I have every heard it this upbeat and gospel. it almost feels rushed. dude this fucking album is so great.

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Tue Mar 16 2021
5

catchy, timeless, music with a distinctive vibe

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Thu Feb 18 2021
5

This is such an incredible listen. There isn't a single song that I skipped through in all my listens. There is a quality to Bob Marley's voice that reggae artists since have seemed incapable of emulating (and that all of the exaggerated imitations do absolutely no justice to). The album hinges on Marley's performance—the airy themes that might otherwise be a bit unbearable, the repetitions that could start the grate—but Marley never seems to fail. A truly incredible album. 9/10.

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Sun Mar 07 2021
5

Absolut berechtigt für die Liste der 1001 Alben

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Thu Apr 29 2021
5

This album is chill as fuck. I need to listen to more Bob Marley. Makes me long for warm summer nights with friends

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Fri May 14 2021
5

The vibes... THE VIBES! Marley, through the sadness in his voice, communicated and empathized with Jamaica in a way that nobody ever could.

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Wed Aug 11 2021
2

Mein Reggae Gaumen ist schwachbrüstig, wenn es um Unterscheidung von gutem oder mittelmäßigem Reggae geht. Er schlägt selten aus und so würde ich allzu häufig von der Mittelmäßigkeit des Genres schlechthin überzeugt sein, aber darf ich das überhaupt, wenn das Sensorium so unbedarft urteilt? Vielleicht will Reggae ja auch gar nichts anderes sein? Nur kann ich auch zwischen dem Fehlen vermeintlicher Ambitionen und dem Fehlen von Qualität nicht unterscheiden. Hier jedenfalls fehlt mir beides. Doppelfehle(r)nde 1.6

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Wed Jan 06 2021
5

South Africa vibes

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Fri Jan 22 2021
5

Great album for cooking :D

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Sat Jan 23 2021
5

What the Straight White Man™️ Did to Marley’s legacy and reggae as a whole is unforgivable. This is an album of musicians at the peak of their craft, the tones alone across this are so sumptuous and warm and joy-giving.

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Mon Mar 29 2021
5

amazing

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Fri Feb 12 2021
5

Sets the stage for everything else.

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Tue May 04 2021
5

Great album

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Wed Apr 21 2021
5

Amazing. should be 10 stars.

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Thu May 13 2021
5

I and I gonna have things our way

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Thu Jun 24 2021
5

Brilliant

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Wed May 12 2021
5

Bob Marley's ability to write feel-good music that is rich in cultural and political commentary make him one of the most iconic musicians of the 20th century. Natty Dread is a masterwork; my enjoyment of it was dampened only by the knowledge that his 1975 live London version of "No Woman No Cry" is vastly superior.

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Fri May 14 2021
5

10/10 love bob marley

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Wed May 12 2021
5

Chill vibes, perfect to walk in nature

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Wed Jun 16 2021
5

Now that’s what I’m talking about !!! This is almost a greatest hits album all by itself.

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Sat Jul 31 2021
5

I prefer later, live versions of No Woman, but come on. Bob is an all timer.

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Sat Jul 31 2021
5

Don’t know if it’s how little music I listened to this week or if it’s just a bunch of bangers right in a row. Bob rules

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Wed Sep 15 2021
5

Classic reaggae sounds, feels light and groovy all along!

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Tue Nov 09 2021
5

Made me happy, reminded me of my grandmother who loved reggae. Pleasantly surprised by how good EVERY song is .

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Wed Nov 10 2021
5

Tasty

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Thu Nov 11 2021
5

Bob, Nuff said

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Thu Nov 11 2021
5

Really glad I listened to this and want to listen again!

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Thu Nov 11 2021
5

classico do bob

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Thu Nov 18 2021
5

Have to give a 5 considering I added 99% of tracks to the playlist

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Sun Nov 28 2021
5

Love Bob!

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Wed Dec 15 2021
5

Love this. Great rhythms and relaxing enough to let me work at the same time.

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Mon Dec 20 2021
5

Awesome music Bob was the man!

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Mon Jan 24 2022
5

I could listen to Bob Marley \"wail\" for days at a time. His voice is just that iconic, and his songs are the right ratio of catchy to saying something. When you're in the mood for reggae, you can't do better than Marley.

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Mon Jan 24 2022
5

4.5/5. Ok I kinda get it now, thanks Ilya

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Tue Jan 25 2022
5

Jammin brudah

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Sat Jan 29 2022
5

It's quite an accomplishment to make music that's so chill and still makes people want to move. Best track: No Woman No Cry

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Tue Feb 08 2022
5

"A hungry mouth is a hungry mouth"? "A hungry mouth is a hungry mob"? "A hungry mouth is a hungry mind"? I'm not sure which it is, if any, but I'm also not sure it matters. While Bob's full prophet mode, he could sing, "A hungry mouth is an orange as seen through binoculars made of jelly" and I'd think it was a message from heaven. So respect him for the "Bend down low, let me tell you what I know" humblebrag. Ain't no one stooping down to anyone else's level here except Bob. Anyway, this blew my mind in a way it hasn't before. The grooves are eternal and gorgeous. And it has that remarkable James Brown-ian quality of every instrument--be it string, wind, wood or brass--contributing to the rhythm. If you'd asked me yesterday what my got-to Marley is, I'd've told you 'Legend'. But that's a celebration of Bob-the-songwriter and cultural icon. This is really where I turn. To the proof of hope and salvation through unbreakable rhythmic unity. And I like how the songwriting credits are shared around.

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Fri Feb 11 2022
5

Genial!

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Wed Feb 16 2022
5

Stellar! I hadn't ever heard this and was mainly new some songs from Live! Need this one.

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Thu Feb 17 2022
5

A great classic

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Mon Feb 28 2022
5

Amazing

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Tue Mar 01 2022
5

An outstanding album that I loved since the first time I heard it. I had a college radio show years ago that was reggae/ska-based programming and components of this album were a backbone.

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Mon Mar 14 2022
5

Wow. Best Marley band ever. Did not think I'd write that but the songs are all sooo good...all of them. With the exception of the closing song which is still more than listenable. Marley's best, need I say more?

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Thu Mar 17 2022
5

Seminal Reggae from the master. Proper summer album!!

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Tue Mar 22 2022
5

Pretty good

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Sun Mar 27 2022
5

Brilliant, chilled out vibes. Like a best of album

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Sat Apr 09 2022
5

Beautiful blast from the past. Nice to listen to it front to back for once

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Mon Apr 25 2022
5

I recently learned that my husband thought "No Woman No Cry" meant if you don't have a woman, she can't make you cry. Like "no pain no gain" or something. I think I need to listen to a lot more Marley. Back in the 90s I named my cat Marley, now I rarely listen at all.

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Sun May 01 2022
5

9/10. Rather nice

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Sat May 07 2022
5

I really enjoyed this album and the lyrical themes within the tracks.

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Thu May 19 2022
5

Amazing great. The beginning of greatness.

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Thu May 26 2022
5

Hands up if you love reggae but have never listened to a Bob album? Anybody? Just me yeah? I'll get my coat

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Thu May 26 2022
5

Does it get much better? I think not , what an album,special mention to the best version of no Woman no Cry . What a fucking Champ

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Sat Jun 18 2022
5

Wonderful, not quite the Marley that gets played on the radio in Scotland, but probably more authentic because of that. The version of 'no woman no cry' is very different to the famous version on the "Legend" album, but still very impressive. For clarity, I loved it!

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Wed Jun 29 2022
5

Probably still my favorite of his (along with Exodus and Burnin') from THE reggae singer.

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Tue Jul 05 2022
5

This is the album and artist all reggae try to live up to. Pretty easy 5 stars when it defines a genre.

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Thu Jul 21 2022
5

Reggae doesn’t get much better than this. Catch a Fire will always be my favourite Marley album but this is a seminal album in its own right. Definitely prefer the version of No Woman, No Cry on this album.

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Wed Jul 27 2022
5

4.5/5 good chill music

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Fri Jul 29 2022
5

Love me some reggae with this warm weather. I was more familiar with other versions of Lively Up Yourself and No Woman No Cry, so I needed some adjusting, but with the second listen I was all in for the entire album.

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Fri Jul 29 2022
5

Classic Bob Marley & The Wailers album, 5 star like any other BM from that period but this one together with Catch A Fire, might be their best but it is hard to say ..would be nice if some of their earlier albums are in the list as well.

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Sat Aug 06 2022
5

A album full of good vibes, great lyrics, and bob marley. This is a revolutionary album for reggae and one of my favourite reggae records I have heard

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Wed Aug 10 2022
5

Great album, no skips and just an all out good time. Favorite song was Revolution

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Fri Aug 19 2022
5

I mean, it's a classic Reggae album. Like THE reggae album.

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Fri Aug 19 2022
5

Classic

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Sun Aug 21 2022
5

This is amazing. after a lifelong (well actually only my youth) of having only heard “Legend” I started to get to know more about Marley when I was in college. I was in Jamaica just the other month and it made me very happy to see how beloved he is over there. And with total reason, do you know a more influential artist? I don’t think I do, I know many more famous ones, but none as influential. I have a soft spot for reggae and this is going out with a 5.

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Thu Aug 25 2022
5

Bass resonates through the album in a comfortingly familiar pace. Very repeatable listen.

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Mon Aug 29 2022
5

Well, that was an excellent way to start off a Friday. Would probably also work for a Sunday. Or, really, most days.

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Mon Sep 05 2022
5

Love this album.

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Mon Sep 05 2022
5

Fantastisch, beste album dat niet zo gewaardeerd wordt als enkele andere. Maar stiekem zijn de nummers (waarvan de helft al eens in een eerdere vorm opgenomen was) stuk voor stuk sterk. Experimenten met instrumentatie, koortjes, loodzware riffs en lichte melodieën, maar misschien is dat wel meer dan de eerdere platen, zeer sterke teksten. Vanaf de eerste keer dat ik het album draaide tot nu toe mijn all time favorite van Marley!

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Tue Sep 06 2022
5

Brilliant

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Tue Sep 06 2022
5

Contains some classic songs that I already knew, but plenty that I hadn’t experienced before. Great from start to finish, listened multiple times.

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Thu Sep 08 2022
5

Instant Classic

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Mon Sep 19 2022
5

Well, this is an album I'd not heard of before, and I'm not sure it could be any more perfect. I'd not even heard these versions of the tracks I had heard before. Great stuff.

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Wed Sep 21 2022
5

A very good album, worthy of recommendation

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Fri Sep 30 2022
5

Great album.

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Sat Oct 01 2022
5

5/5 I mean c'mon it's bob Marley you doesn't like him

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Tue Oct 04 2022
5

An artists I previously only knew through best of albums. So much more in here.

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Sat Oct 08 2022
5

Another outstanding album!! Bob Marley was one of a kind! People have tried to emulate his sound, but have never been able to capture it just right. His music has a way of instilling hope and happiness in me every time I listen to it. I find the song No Woman No Cry almost therapeutic (I can turn it on on a bad day and feel better instantly). The part of the song where he repeats "Everything's going to be alright" just forces you to put everything in perspective. Such excellent reggae music with subtle notes of funk mixed in. Every song on this record is amazing! Favourite songs: No Woman No Cry, Bend Down Low, Talkin' Blues, Them Belly Full (But We Hungry), Revolution, Natty Dread, Lively Up Yourself Least favourite song: if forced to pick one, Rebel Music (3 O'Clock Roadblock). It is still a phenomenal song, it just didn't hit as hard for me as the other songs. 5/5

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Mon Oct 17 2022
5

He’s so good. They’re a great band. I only really know the obvious ‘hits’ but everything I hear is pretty great. I’m glad this project made me listen to another full album.

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Tue Oct 18 2022
5

I've never been massively into reggae, but I enjoyed this. Absolutely, convincingly doing its own thing while being tuneful and accessible.

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Sat Oct 22 2022
5

Even though many of the songs on this album have been horribly overplayed, this album is just so solid. I'm reminded of what great musicians these guys were and the production is just so clean and well done. The songwriting is cohesive, every song but one is a stand out, just a fantastic album. 5/5

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Tue Nov 01 2022
5

Awesome album. A very pleasant album to listen and you can't go wrong with Bob Marley.

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Mon Nov 07 2022
5

Flawless!

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Thu Nov 10 2022
5

The guitar is fucking killer

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Tue Nov 15 2022
5

Love it

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Fri Nov 25 2022
5

Just a whole vibe. Can't go wrong with Bob Marley!

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Sun Nov 27 2022
5

Stellar stellar album. Listen to the studio version of No Woman No Cry and you'll hear a version that's faster and less heavy on the organ and backing vocals than the much more famous live version from Live at the Lyceum. The second side's intensity drops a little from the first, but it's from a 6 to a 5 really.

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Tue Nov 29 2022
5

Fantastic album. Lots of classic songs.

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Fri Dec 04 2020
4

The original version of No Woman No Cry is pretty amazing compared the the more famous live version.

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Sun Oct 18 2020
4

I don't have any particularly coherent thoughts on evaluating reggae. Still wrapping my mind around the genre traits. It's a chill album. Bob sounds utterly earnest.

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Fri Dec 04 2020
4

The fact that 'Family Man' of The Wailers has 41 children is a very amusing piece of trivia.

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Fri Dec 04 2020
4

så skön

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Fri May 28 2021
4

I want this on vinyl

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Wed Jun 16 2021
4

Yes. Bob marley is an Icon, a Hero, a defining artist

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Mon Feb 22 2021
4

Fan va bob e kung, lite kontrast att höra den i slutet på feb i snöslaskigt Stockholm dock lol

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Thu Feb 04 2021
4

I don't listen to much reggae, but I really enjoyed this. The vibes: present, the rhythm: strong, the Jamacia: yup. Favorite songs Lively Up Yourself and Talkin' Blues. This makes me excited for the possibility of more reggae on the list and I will be diving deeper into Bob Marley's discog. 6/8.

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Mon Mar 01 2021
4

I liked this album. It started off strong with Lively up Yourself and No woman no cry. Probably considered to be a great album

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Tue Jan 26 2021
4

Gotta love Bob

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Tue Jan 19 2021
4

@@@@. Nice rhythms, good vibes.

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Thu Feb 25 2021
4

Hace algunos años vi un documental sobre como nacieron el reggae y el punk y su estrecha relación. Es sorprendente saber que el SKA es el género que creó estos 2 monstruos (y otros tantos en medio) tan distintos cultural y geográficamente. Ambos ritmos hablan sobre desigualdad social, represión, unidad del sector popular y cada uno con su sonido particular geográfico. El Punk crudo, recio, frío como la isla donde nació y el Reggae cálido, tranquilo, armonioso igual a la isla en donde nació. Cualquiera puede hacer canciones de protesta pero solo el reggae y el punk saben llevarlo de maravilla.

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Sat Apr 24 2021
4

Like jazz I don't feel qualified to judge reggae. Am I qualified to judge anything? Always liked Marley, of course the regard of white former college boys is fraught for this Jamaican protest music.

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Sun Mar 28 2021
4

You can feel the love and positivity throughout. Amazing.

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Mon Mar 15 2021
4

Good album to drive to. Smooth from start to finish.

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Sat Jan 23 2021
4

Really enjoyed this. I know some Marley. But clearly not enough. I feel like I have only ever heard a greatest hits album.

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Thu Jan 14 2021
4

Accidently started album in middle with title song. Funky and vibey beginning as expected. "Them Belly Full" was rad. Half listened to middle due to doing stuff. Sound a tad samey throughout but still enjoyable and vibey from start to finish.

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Fri Jul 16 2021
4

I've loved the Bob Marley I knew, but that was essentially just Legend, and a few other select tracks. This was a fun feel-good album that would go perfect on the background of a summer BBQ. A few hits to up the energy, and a lot of tunes that will fade into the background and keep the mood light. No Woman, No Cry was interesting - I don't think I'd ever heard the original recoridng? Sounds wat different, and I understand why the live version has become the standard....it's better.

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Tue Jan 26 2021
4

good times

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Sun Jan 17 2021
4

classic

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Tue Jan 19 2021
4

Pretty good. Very relaxing. Solid classic reggae underneath each song and revolutionary lyrics.

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Sat Jan 23 2021
4

I liked it. Easy listening

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Mon Feb 15 2021
4

Classic, but not mind-blowing

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Thu Apr 29 2021
4

Reggae suave. Un megahit.

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Fri Apr 02 2021
4

😍

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Fri Jan 22 2021
4

Very well produced album

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Mon Jun 07 2021
4

Danny fucking Baker

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Mon Jun 07 2021
4

💚💛🖤

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Thu Feb 18 2021
4

Not for background listening, but lots of classics.

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Thu Feb 18 2021
4

Knikkebollend (op de soort van dansende manier, niet in slaap vallen...) met dit op de achtergrond. Goeie muziek, maar geen 'Wauw-gevoel'

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Tue Mar 16 2021
4

3.9 very close.

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Thu Feb 18 2021
4

Muziek waarin je gemakkelijk kan wegglijden om even alles rondom je te vergeten. Een genre waarvan ik nu pas besef hoe zwaar ik het verwaarloosd heb.

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Thu Feb 18 2021
4

Oude parels met niet zo bekende nummers.

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Wed Mar 17 2021
4

Very vibey. Nice feelins incoming.

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Fri Jul 02 2021
4

Love me some reggae

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Fri Jul 02 2021
4

Great music from a place of hardship. Easy to empathize with.

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Thu May 27 2021
4

Really fantastic, has hits but also the whole album is great.

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Fri Jul 09 2021
4

Great album

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Thu Mar 25 2021
4

Great sounds, but not sth I would listen to in general

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Thu Apr 29 2021
4

good album. definitely gonna be listening more.

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Tue Apr 20 2021
4

Enjoyed this

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Tue Apr 20 2021
4

Not one of his best but still a good solid release

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Thu May 13 2021
4

Super chill Reggae music from the legendary Reggae artist himself. This album didn't have his most famous songs, but it was still a pleasure to listen to.

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Sun Mar 28 2021
4

pretty good, very upbeat, added a few songs to my liked songs

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Mon Apr 26 2021
4

Authentic, passionate, down to earth, Rasta flavor from the king himself.

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Tue Jul 13 2021
4

I think that "Legend" and "Natural Mystic" are the only albums from Bob Marley that I've heard all the way through, and they are 'greatest hits' compilations. It was good to listen to an album that isn't a compilation. The one song I've heard before many times, "No Woman No Cry", wasn't even the version I'm most familiar with. My favorites from the album are "Lively Up Yourself" and "So Jah Seh". This album is right on the edge of 'I MIGHT listen to this again', so for today I'm going round up and say 4 stars.

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Thu May 06 2021
4

Love this album even though not my favorite genre

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Fri May 14 2021
4

a classic, I love it

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Fri May 14 2021
4

Mellow

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Fri Jul 02 2021
4

Reggae at it's best. Just great music and good vibes.

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Mon May 10 2021
4

No woman no cry - certified banger

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Mon Aug 02 2021
4

So good, still to this day. I love the low-fi, stripped down production that you just don't hear anymore.

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Sun Aug 08 2021
4

Love me some Bob Marley. 4 stars.

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Thu Aug 12 2021
4

Great for historical reasons but I can’t say with confidence that it will be on high rotation.

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Tue Aug 17 2021
4

great album, if you know bob marley you know how it sounds

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Wed Aug 25 2021
4

1st listen

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Fri Sep 10 2021
4

I'm all about positivity in music, and that's exactly what Bob Marley & The Wailers exemplify on this record, at least in tone. While managing to keep that funky, upbeat backbone that reggae is so widely recognized for, they tackle some serious issues on this record including poverty, political control, religion and Jamaican society. There are some moments that become slogs and you sort of lose focus on where the song wants to take you, but just getting lost in the jam is part of the fun. Half on the songs on this record stand up against Marley's best work, the rest sort of get lost in themselves. Overall, an above average album that I'd go back to listen to again. Song I Already Knew: No Woman No Cry Favorite Song: Lively Up Yourself Least Favorite: Rebel Music

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Wed Sep 15 2021
4

Bob Marley is classic although he’s songs all kinda sound the same

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Sat Sep 25 2021
4

First one listened to, lots of memories although these are rougher versions.. Great start.

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Sun Oct 03 2021
4

Great Marley album. Nothing mind blowing, but overall strong start to finish.

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Tue Oct 05 2021
4

I'm not the biggest reggae fan, but it's a pleasant album.

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Tue Oct 12 2021
4

Enjoyed this - it's nice to hear so many songs that I haven't heard to death on best ofs or random radio play. Fave track - "Them Belly Full" - the opening almost sounds like Tortoise!

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Tue Oct 19 2021
4

Natty Dread probably one of the most essential Bob Marley record you could own. It's a spiritually charged political and social statement.(7/10) FT: Lively Up Yourself

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Wed Nov 10 2021
4

First time hearing no woman no cry studio version.

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Thu Nov 11 2021
4

Solid gold

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Fri Nov 12 2021
4

Really good Reggae, peace man, peace.

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Sat Nov 13 2021
4

way too chill for my liking

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Thu Nov 18 2021
4

Bit torn on this one. I think I was expecting it to be better than it was so was maybe a bit down on it. It wasn't as good as Peter Tosh's album but it was good. Recency bias, it was better than the last couple so I'll give it a low 4.

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Fri Nov 19 2021
4

Wow! Conosciuto, ma mai ascoltato tutto. Mood pacifico e rilassante, canzoni molto belle, da 'No woman, no cry' a 'So ja Seh'.

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Mon Nov 22 2021
4

Nice to dance along to.

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Wed Dec 01 2021
4

Great album, no woman no cry. 1974.

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Wed Dec 01 2021
4

Fill of classic Marley songs. The production on some of the later songs were a little less exciting but that might be that the classics were earlier on the record.

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Thu Dec 02 2021
4

I don't love a lot of reggae albums, but I love this one. Lively Up Yourself is a perfect song to start the album with because it works so well on its own, but it also gives them somewhere to go. Them Belly Full might be my favorite Bob Marley song. I think I like the original version of No Woman, No Cry better than the more famous version on Legend. I don't love every song on this album, but it goes by really quick and keeps my interest pretty well 4/5

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Tue Dec 14 2021
4

Some Natty, no cry

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Tue Dec 21 2021
4

Bob Marleys Satisfy my soul is quite good

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Thu Dec 30 2021
4

Ah man, always happy to see Bob's name pop up, I know i'll love the music, and listen to the album on repeat as I discover so many great album tracks. Loses 1 point as I realised how much greater the live track of No Woman No Cry is. Still genius.

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Fri Dec 31 2021
4

Best reggae ever

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Fri Dec 31 2021
4

The legend

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Sun Jan 02 2022
4

Quite possibly Marley's best most consistent album, with the album um closer the only really forgettable track. 4 🌟

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Mon Jan 03 2022
4

Good shit, man. That is all.

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Sat Jan 08 2022
4

this one had the song

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Wed Jan 19 2022
4

I'm a reggae fan though don't listen to much. It is easy to feel the vibe and passion in the music as well as appreciate the power and meaning of his lyrics. Great album.

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Wed Jan 19 2022
4

Classics. Reggae done very well.

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Sun Jan 23 2022
4

Go to prison fuk ya fathaaaaa

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Sun Jan 23 2022
4

Groovy baby

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Wed Jan 26 2022
4

4.0 - Hadn't heard this Marley album before and initially anticipated muddy recordings like on "Catch A Fire" but thank goodness that's not the case with "Natty Dread." The tracks sound crisp and accentuate Marley's songwriting. I love the heavy vocal reverb, a Marley signature. This album's got a relaxed, lived-in feel that few other artists can achieve at Marley's level. A terrific record to tame an anxious spirit and to keep the calm, happy vibes flowing.

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Thu Jan 27 2022
4

Breath of fresh air.

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Sat Feb 05 2022
4

Great sound and some nice songs

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Wed Feb 09 2022
4

Love it!

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Sat Feb 12 2022
4

Расслабляет. No Woman No Cry топчик.

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Mon Feb 21 2022
4

The first time I got around to listen to this album, I couldn't give it my full attention because I was distracted. The second go around, things began to click. I've avoided Bob Marley for quite a long while, seen his documentaries but never listened to his music. He was just a poster adorning college campuses and a shining beacon for good vibes. The deep cuts here in Natty Dread showcase the Bob Marley I'd like to encounter with more often, someone who possessed a need to tell about the happenings around him and it was makes Natty Dread a pivotal piece in the reggae puzzle. Favorites: Lively Up Yourself, Them Belly Full (But We Hungry), Rebel Music (3 O'Clock Roadblock), Natty Dread, Bend Down Low, Talkin' Blues.

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Mon Feb 21 2022
4

It’s ok

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Fri Mar 04 2022
4

Great album. Brilliant musicianship and real style.

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Fri Mar 04 2022
4

Good album. "No Woman No Cry" is def the biggest, most recognizable song on this album. 7/10.

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Tue Mar 29 2022
4

Three and a half stars. I've checked out Dimery's list. *Catch A Fire* and *Exodus* are on it. But not *Burnin'*. How can *Burnin'* NOT be on that list??? Obviously, *Natty Dread* is a likely contender for the fourth slot in the list of the best Bob Marley albums ever. But does that make it an *essential* listen for general audiences who would want to know more about Bob and his Wailers? I'm not so sure. Everybody obviously mentions that original version of *No Woman, No Cry*, and how clunky it sounds compared to that legendary live rendition. That being said, opener "Lively Up Yourself", along with "Them Belly Full", "Rebel Music" and "Natty Dread" are choice cuts. The late entrance of the horns section in the first of these tracks is incredibly effective, transcending the whole piece into another level, one that somehow foretells the epic mysticism of *Exodus*. "Them Belly Full" is a hymn as topical (tropical?) as it is enticing to the ear. And the instrumentation on "Rebel Music" is smart and intricate, guitar licks, harmonica and organ adding layers to a six-minute lush experience that seem to last half as much. The end of the record is notoriously weaker, though, except "Revolution", maybe--nice high-pitched vocals from Marley at the very end, quite uncharacteristic from him. But apart from those sorts of moments, I'm still of two minds about the whole thing. Maybe Jah should teach me to let it go on that listing thing, about what's supposedly essential or not. Mystical music doesn't work like that, does it? So, I'm gonna light up a spliff, probably add this record to my small personal reggae collection, and say that in the end, *everything's gonna be alright*... Number of albums left to review or just listen to: 943 Number of albums from the list I find relevant enough to be mandatory listens: 26 Albums from the list I *might* include in mine later on: 16 (including this one) Albums from the list I will certainly *not* include in mine (many others are more important to me): 16

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Thu Mar 31 2022
4

The sound that launched the second wave of punk, new wave and post-punk. The voice of that sound, Bob Marley is still influential, some 40 years after his death. And there's a reason, Bob's sound is often copied, but never duplicated. Natty Dread drags on a little towards the end, but this album got well worn by the youth across the pond. 4/5.

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Wed Apr 06 2022
4

Good jams, good messages.

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Wed Apr 13 2022
4

I enjoyed this album a lot🤓

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Tue Apr 19 2022
4

Phenomenally groovy. Just the kind of laid-back intelligent reggae designed for today's warm Easter Monday holiday afternoon. Easy to forget this is authentic Jamaican reggae and simply damn fine groove-orientated pop music. Excellent.

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Tue Apr 19 2022
4

When Bob Marley Became a global superstar.... Great album with an accessible (to the European and American ear) version of Reggae that opened the door to the aformentioned superstardom. Favourites "Lively Up Yourself" "No Woman No Cry" "Natty Dread" and "Revolution" Super album and rightfully on the list.

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Fri Apr 22 2022
4

Not quite as good as exodus but still really good bob marley. I really liked rebel music

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Thu Apr 28 2022
4

Rating: 8/10 Best songs: No woman no cry, Them belly full, Revolution

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