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Exodus

Bob Marley & The Wailers

1977

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Exodus
Album Summary

Exodus is a 1977 album by Jamaican reggae band Bob Marley and the Wailers, first released in June 1977 through Island Records, following Rastaman Vibration (1976). The album's production has been characterized as laid-back with pulsating bass beats and an emphasis on piano, trumpet and guitar. Unlike previous albums from the band, Exodus thematically moves away from cryptic story-telling; instead it revolves around themes of change, religious politics, and sexuality. The album is split into two halves: the first half revolves around religious politics, while the second half is focused on themes of making love and keeping faith. On 3 December 1976, an assassination attempt was made on Bob Marley's life in which his chest was grazed and his arm was struck with a bullet, but he survived. Following the assassination attempt, Marley left Jamaica and was exiled to London, where Exodus was recorded.The album was a success both critically and commercially; it received gold certifications in the US, UK and Canada, and was the album that propelled Marley to international stardom. In 2017, Exodus was remastered and re-released for its 40th anniversary. Exodus has more tracks on Marley’s greatest hits compilation Legend than any of his other records. Exodus was his tenth album since the debut album The Wailing Wailers in 1965, including the live album Live! (1975).

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Thu Jan 07 2021
5

So I’ve always found reggae kind of boring, not all that interesting, but… wow I was wrong. I get why all my friends were super into this. Songs like So Much Things To Say and The Heathen are so interesting and have a lot going on. The guitars are basically kind of part of the percussion. The group vocals sound heavenly, spiritual. Inspired, pointed lyrics, loved the messaging. Just a really brilliant album that I can’t believe I didn’t get to earlier

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Sun Jan 17 2021
5

It is easy to pluck out all the hits, but this album as intended, as a whole, is a mood masterpiece. When I listen in its entirety, I am on a spiritual journey with Marley, and all the many sojourners who have left a world of oppression and trekked towards freedom. Exodus is a mesmerizing record that saves us with positivity and hopeful imagery. Whether hiking in the snow, dancing on the beach, or walking through the desert searching for home, Exodus uplifts, relaxes, and affirms. No problem, mon.

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Tue Aug 17 2021
5

Oh Bobby, Bobby, Bobby boy!!! This makes my dick so hard that I could probably impregnate you through this screen. The Wailers are named after your mum.

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Tue Feb 16 2021
3

“Exodus” by Bob Marley and the Wailers (1977) I’ve never heard this album, and I’m only marginally familiar with Bob Marley’s more popular work. Musically, the song and sound on this album are very good. Instrumentals are well arranged and well recorded. The basic groove is somewhat repetitive, but very magnetic. Lead vocals by Marley are well executed, but lacking variety. Good, tight backing vocals. No distracting flaws. The music is a suitable vehicle for the message of each of these songs, which is the main point of this album. Bass and drums predominate, characterized by heavy runs and clean fills. with rhythm guitar steadily emphasizing the backbeat. Classic reggae. Good lead guitar arranging and execution, with heavy use of wah and phase shift. Horns and piano performed with precision and subtlety. Now, to the message. From the beginning (“Natural Mystic”—and please note that it’s not “Supernatural Mystic”!), the lyrics draw us into the metaphysical realm, evoking images from the Apocalypse of St. John and Gnostic mysticism. Moving on to a reflection (in “So Much Things to Say”) on the examples of Jesus Christ, Marcus Garvey, and Paul Bogle, Marley explicitly challenges hearers to take the message of these heroes to heart. The appeal utilizes a carefully selected series of biblical themes, focusing on one facet of the Black Liberation Theology movement—revolution. The title track, “Exodus” coveys the main theme of Black Liberation Theology, which is a cry for deliverance from the oppression of the dominant (White, colonialist, capitalist) culture. It is a lyrical theme that is in tune with the political/economic philosophy of Jamaican-born economist Donald J. Harris (father of Kamala Harris, who was 13 years old when this album was released. I can’t imagine she wasn’t influenced by it). This movement of deliverance emphasizes the revolutionary stance on the part ‘the people’, meaning those in the oppressed class. They are described in the lyrics as “Jah people”, meaning people of Yahweh (or the LORD as most English translations render it in the Bible). Like most popular expressions of liberation theology, its Marxist roots are disguised. And what is lacking in this overtly political lyric is an honest acknowledgement that Black Liberation Theology is quite distinct from and even opposed to the historical meaning of the symbolism it appropriates. This lack of candor, whether intentional (deceptive) or unintentional (naive), is a serious artistic flaw, robbing the lyric of much of its power. In “Guiltiness”, Marley declaims to the oppressed the guilt of the oppressor. The poetry is eloquent enough, but lacking nuance. The oppressors are spoken of in the third person (“they”) rather than the second person (“you”), a departure from the prophetic mode. Again, Marley misses an opportunity to create a strong and profound poetic vision. If “Jammin’” were simply a jam, it would be fun. But it turns into inflammatory discourse, inciting revolutionary compulsion. “Waiting in Vain” and “Turn Your Lights Down Low” are a welcome relief from the disordered politics of this album, expressing the patient endurance of a lover who’s willing to wait for fulfillment, if only he can be assured of ultimate success. It’s beautiful (and not entirely unconnected with the politics of the first six tracks). “Three Little Birds” is a paean to optimism. Nice. With “One/People Get Ready”, we’re back to politics, bringing together the revolutionary themes of tracks 1-6 with the romantic themes of tracks 7-9, making for an extraordinarily well crafted album as a whole. A lot of artistic excellence here. This album is formally evangelical, assembled in a sermonic fashion. It proclaims a putatively saving faith that is rooted in the western theological tradition. But it is marred by its errant selectivity. In sum, Bob Marley’s album “Exodus” is a beautiful vehicle that is unfortunately headed in the wrong direction—back to Egypt (Numbers 14:4). And that is a poverty. 3/5

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Thu Jan 07 2021
4

I feel like I get a contact high just from listening to this album.

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Wed Oct 06 2021
4

Really happy to have the opportunity to listen to a full record. Because Bob Marley has existed mostly as a "playlist" or "greatest hits" guy. Turns out, all of his songs are enjoyable and on this cool fall morning, I appreciate the black vibes. We often reach for Bob Marley when driving to a summer vacation/beach spot. Will definitely reach for this one next time that happens. Come for the rhythm, stay for that wondering piccolo snare and the surprisingly great noodley lead guitar.

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Mon Nov 08 2021
4

Honestly, this listener is not into reggae. "Natural Mystic" however, was a great reset of one's skepticism and built great anticipation for the remainder of this album. Feel good lyrics, religiously inspired, and unapologetically non-aggressive in message and tone will always serve as a brilliant contrast to the reality of humanity. However, that is where this album cheerfully stops while retaining some profundity, and that is at conflict. Love, peace, acceptance are often things that are the result of conflict that resolves through argument, and sometimes even fighting. This album represents the gentle and kind side of fighting, which is letting love and peace be the motivators for a unified struggle instead of through disagreement and animosity. Musically, reggae had always seemed like a very set in its ways approach to arrangement/composition, but where Bob Marley managed to elevate the genre is by using those familiar rhythms to be innovative and different without the stigma of 'not' being reggae. It is hard to explain, but there is reggae and then there is reggae, and Marley's is the latter. Perhaps this is where his talent remains unrivaled and his legacy intact.

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Wed Jan 13 2021
5

I absolutely loved it! These are songs that I’ve heard forever on the radio and in passing. And because Marley is such a staple in society it can be easy to dismiss Exodus as being an album you’re already familiar with, but to do so would be a huge mistake. There’s a heart and a beauty to this album. This is human music for the soul!

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Thu Feb 11 2021
5

Timeless. Touching. Needed in 2021. I never knew all his greatest hits were on this one album. Production is great, his band is legendary, and this album will be listened to for decades to come.

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Tue Feb 01 2022
5

I an not a fan of Reggae I just am not. This however is so SO good. It features iconic rhythms and tunes and really puts you in a fantastic headspace. Excellent album.

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Fri Mar 31 2023
4

Exodus, Three Little Birds, and One Love are iconic tracks that sort of define the genre for people who have no knowledge of reggae. I don’t have much experience with reggae but I instantly recognized those tracks from appearances in other media. I really enjoyed the vibe, I hate the stereotypical perception of reggae as weed music, it has something to say.

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Thu Apr 20 2023
4

The ultimate Bob Marley album. Ok, I might have said that about more than one of his albums. He's pretty good you know! Standouts: Exodus, Waiting in Vain, Three Little Birds, Jammin', One Love, People Get Ready. Three Little Birds has been "my song" for as long as I can remember. I play it whenever I am feeling in a pinch. I always remember what Bob says, "Don't Worry - bout a thing - Every little thing will be alright". And it always is. 4.5/5

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Tue Mar 02 2021
5

I mean, can this get anything short of 5 stars? Marley is transcendent, and this album is no exception. This album gets 5 stars off of Jamming alone, and that's before you get to 3 Little Birds. I listened to it straight through and then just listened to Marley all day.

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Tue Sep 21 2021
5

I was expecting this album to be one where I would be looking for more variety, like "ugh, not another reggae beat! Change it up!" I was pleasantly surprised how much variety the album had and I liked it much more than I expected I would. What a great ending - Three Little Birds and One Love/People Get Ready were both fantastic. I think I'm going to listen to Three Little Birds every morning to get in a good mood for the work day ("Don't worry...about a thing...cause every little thing...is gonna be alright"). It's interesting to note how positive and hopeful the last few tracks are considering how dark and political many of the earlier tracks are (like "Guiltiness" and "The Heathen." "So Much Things to Say" also has dark lyrics, but the music is so upbeat...guess that's reggae for you). Very clear why this album is on the list. I'm going to call it a 4.5 rounded up to a 5.

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Sat Sep 25 2021
5

Bob Marley is amazing. Some of his best songs are on this album. Each song is an a great listen. Shortly after his assassination attempt, he goes to London and records this album. A mixture of politics and love.

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Wed Oct 06 2021
5

Brilliant, beautiful album. Spiritual without being preachy. Wonderful performances and production.

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Tue Mar 28 2023
5

just an excellent album. some great hits and some songs i didn’t know about, and everything was amazing.

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Tue Mar 28 2023
5

Obvious five. When the deeper cuts are better than some monumentally famous songs, you know the album is good

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Thu Apr 13 2023
5

A classic! 5/5. Great music to dance to, feels like you’re in the carribesn on a warm beach with a drink hanging out with friends. Love bob marley

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Mon Apr 17 2023
5

Great album with some really incredible songs on it.

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Fri Apr 21 2023
5

Fantastic album and so fitting to get on 4/20!

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Tue Apr 25 2023
5

Awesome! The second half of the album is like a greatest hits compilation

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Sat Apr 29 2023
5

Looking at the track list, I’m very familiar with a fair few songs on this album, and I love each one of them. I don’t think I’ve listened to the album in full before, so it says a lot that I’ve come across so many of the songs organically. I’m really excited to listen to this today. I love Bob. Songs I already knew: Exodus, Jamming, Waiting In Vain, Turn Your Lights Down Low, Three Little Birds, One Love Favourites: Jamming, Turn Your Lights Down Low, Three Little Birds, One Love There is honestly so much on this album I love that it’s hard to know what to say. The overall laid back vibe of it all, the positivity and themes of love, the subdued yet fantastic bass lines, it has it all. Although there were songs that I didn’t recognise, I found that they were all in par with the ones I did know. The only critique I can really say is that if reggae just doesn’t click with you then you probably won’t enjoy this, but I personally found this to be pretty much perfect.

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Wed Nov 01 2023
5

The reggae album. The Bob Marley album. It's short at less than 40 minutes, and contains his biggest hits that most people can recognize, of any generation. If you want to introduce someone to reggae, I'd argue this as a better introduction than his compilation, since this record can get the whole message across as a collective piece. Accessible and consistent, it's bright and relaxing, suitable for casual and active listening. The production is incredible, with audience members able to pick out each instrument fulfilling their roles. "Natural Instinct" shows what reggae is about, with the bass and drums leading with a loud constant beat maintaining a repetitive groove that drives the music. The lead guitar and horns in the background interject but are much quieter in comparison, yet just as clear. They don't compete with each other, and since the bass and drums are constant, they don't compete with them either, so you can follow the horns and guitar as if they're in charge, constituting the personality of the song. Having these contrasts in volume and the filters (like the echo effect) add a third dimension to the music, something very rare for its time that isn't prog. With "So Much Things to Say", the audience moves its attention to Marley's vocal performance, lyrics, and the back vocals. Now that the foundation of the music is established, we carry on with a catchy pop song with a traditional chorus and verse structure, highlighting Marley's passion and vocal capabilities, and thus making abundantly clear the political discourse. This smoothly transitions to the darker "Guiltiness" which stresses horns, synths, and dramatic vocal styles to add a mystic atmosphere and sense of urgency. "The Heathen" continues this theme with strong guitar riffs and synths that storm the background. With the simple and repetitive lyrics and beat, the emphasis is more on the environment it creates. This cultivates to the intensity of the epic "Exodus", which goes on for 8 minutes. It's fast and busy with a serious vibe that invites the audience to chant along. The story is told in the first few minutes before the rest of the song goes off in all sorts of interesting strong directions. Great ending, I'm always a fan of that delay effect. The second half contains all his greatest hits. It's simple, relaxing, bright, and optimistic with lush instrumentation and Marley's enthusiastic vocals, again with many moments to invite audience members to sing and groove along. Only song I don't like is "Turn Your Lights Down Low" cause it sounds like generic adult contemporary pop, too slow and boring. But the rest consist of great simple feel-good pop songs of Marley at his greatest. I don't feel to go into detail because they're just that simple and well-known. I can't really complain.

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Fri Nov 03 2023
5

Yeah. This speaks for itself. Yep. Fucking Bob Marley man. The feeling that Exodus injects into your veins is absolutely irreplaceable. The wailers live and breathe reggae, truly professionals in this art. There is no need to try to explain to someone why reggae is addicting when you can just play them some Bob. If you aren't high enough just hearing these songs, please get stoned and listen again. You will understand this album in the way it is meant to be felt. Insane that with how amazing this album is, there are others of his in contention for the best. Personal Favorites: Natural Mystic, Guiltiness, Jamming, Waiting in Vain, Three Little Birds, One Love / People Get Ready - Jamming, Waiting in Vain, Three Little Birds, and One Love are 4 of my all-time favorite songs EVER

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Sat Nov 11 2023
5

This is possibly the greatest reggae album of all time. Natural Mystic’s opening bars transport you away and the rest is just magical from then on.

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Mon Feb 08 2021
4

This is one of those records that’s just burned into American subconscious for anyone in my generation, these are lullabies. Legends from an,,ancient time”. Two Little Birds >>> just about everything

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Fri Jan 22 2021
4

Exodus was recorded at a time when Bob Marley was learning about the unexpected costs of international stardom, but it hadn't yet sapped his creative strengths, and this is one of the finest albums in his stellar catalog.

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Sun Nov 28 2021
4

Though I am more of a fan of his earlier work, especially his recordings with Lee Perry, Marley's music is consistently good throughout his entire career. The production on this album has some real nice touches and flourishes throughout that separate it from more standard reggae recorded in Jamaica at the time. Such a clean sound. Some real classics here. Bob Marley always feels so deeply genuine and authentic no matter the subject matter. So committed to every song. Can't even imagine how captivating and electric it must have been to see him perform live.

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Wed Mar 22 2023
4

I don't like reggae. It currently sits as my lowest rated genre here. This was my most positive experience with the genre. I'm not nuts about it, but it was pretty enjoyable. I'd give it a 3.5, bumping to a 4 because it's pretty obvious even to a non-fan like me that this is a very well made album that is important to reggae.

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Sun Mar 26 2023
4

Definitely some 5/5 songs on here, and I do want to return to this. Nice and mellow Saturday listening. 🤙

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Sat Mar 25 2023
5

Este disco es un clásico de la música, es imposible que nunca hayas escuchado alguna de las canciones de bob marley dentro de este proyecto. La realidad es que se toman las bases del reggae típico y se pasa a esta especie de reggae universal y más simple en los ritmos que se cantan, todo es más melódico y las letras abusan de la repetición por lo general para bien. No lo hacen por falta de contenido, sino por la necesidad de expresión de mensaje. La protesta social está, el ritmo fiel está, las letras están, las voces solo hacen que te den ganas de mover al cabeza 28945 veces y las vibras son hermosas durante todo el proyecto. Es el magnum opus de marley, no hay dudas, todos los temas suenan más que bien y los hits te hacen saltar de la silla. Turn Your Lights Down es el único tema que baja un poco el ritmo y la consistencia de este discazo, pero tapoco sale mucho del aura de lo que venía siendo, por eso le poongo un 9/10 a esta obra maestra.

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Wed May 17 2023
5

One of the best reggae albums from, probably, the best reggae artist there ever was. I’ve never met a single person who didn’t enjoy Bob Marley. I don’t really think it’s possible to hate the music. The lyrics are insanely profound and the instrumentation is fantastic. Every song on this album slaps. They don’t all slap the same, but they slap. 5/5

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Thu Sep 21 2023
5

I know I haven’t commented on an album in quite a while. A family thing is going on and I am having a lot of emotions. I was very worried and jumping to the worst conclusions. Once I listened to this album, all of that washes away. I’ve learned a lot from bob marleys music and this album, like live in the moment, love conquers all and of course be positive in attitude and outlook.

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Sat Nov 04 2023
4

Bob Marley was nothing short of a beautiful human being, with a beautiful soul. Even beyond the music, his impact on the world through his actions and words made him one of the brightest figures of peace and love, which is what he always spoke for. He was a positive force of nature. And especially with this album, those feelings are portrayed perfectly. This album wraps itself around you like a warm hug. It really is the most essential reggae album. If you were going to pick one to be the only reggae album you ever listen to, it should be this. Such a soothing, pleasant, and relaxing listening experience. It's easy to just get lost in the music the band is playing. I would say personally I enjoy the B-side more, as I think it is more consistent and has the best songs. It has the three big hits on it, which are all absolutely amazing tracks, that on their own portray every good quality of the music on this record. Rating: 7/10

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Sat Feb 27 2021
3

The album that broke Marley to the masses. While I prefer the earlier, skankier shit it's an undeniable classic.

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Tue Mar 28 2023
3

I'm not a huge fan of Bob Marley but I will willingly admit that he played a crucial role in putting reggae at the forefront of popular music. It's well done and all, it just does nothing for me.

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Sat Nov 04 2023
3

Highlights: Natural Mystic, Guiltiness, Waiting In Vain, Turn Your Lights Down Low. My initial interpretation of reggae was “protest songs with backing singers, groovy bass and subtle percussion”. Today I learned that it is, and also more than that. Albums like “Exodus” weave themes of celebrating progress, unity, love, socio-political commentary, understanding one’s existence, repatriation, optimism, “downpression” (a variant of oppression) and Rastafari life. Seamless transition between songs on Spotify. Overall: 7/10 Reviewed on 1001 Album Club: 4+ Not reviewed on 1001 Album Complaints (yet)

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Fri May 17 2024
3

I quite enjoyed this, amazingly, a bit more varied and interesting (darker?) than the standard reggae cliches. Good background music for a late night data analysis, even listened to it three times. You're alright, Bob

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Tue Jan 12 2021
2

I am not high enough for this. I used to listen to this a lot as teenager...but somehow gets boring after a few songs. I still think that Bob Marley was an iconic artist and a legend...despite the fact that I no longer enjoy this music...

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Fri Jun 11 2021
2

I'm not a huge Bob Marley fan. I'll happily give his records a spin occasionally, but my humble opinion is that he is far from the greatest reggae artist. He was the most accessible and commercially successful, which is a very different thing. This one is one of the better albums in his discography, and I don't mind the bluesy/rockish elements. But it's fairly lightweight compared to a million other 1976-78 reggae albums, including solo records by his former Wailers (who I think had been replaced with session musicians on this record?). I don't know how many of these are on the 1001 list, but I would definitely rather recommend albums from the same period by Yabby You, Augustus Pablo, Bunny Wailer, Max Romeo, Junior Murvin, and others. When you consider that a masterpiece like The Congos - Heart of the Congos was released in the same year, it basically blows Marley out of the water, in my humble opinion. Another example of an album that made the 1001 for being famous/successful rather than being on par with countless superior albums that didn't make the cut. 2.5 for this.

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Sun Oct 31 2021
1

How does Bob Marley like his donuts? With jam in. That's the best thing I know about reggae. I can't stand this genre. I'm sure someone finds this album important, slow dirges over the same rhythm, but I don't want to meet them. Let's face it they're either 13 year old vicar's kid or some twat on a gap year. Best Tracks: Jamming; Three Little Birds; One Love/People Get Ready

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Tue Apr 13 2021
5

1977: Exodus, Jamming, Three Little Birds, One Love/People Get Ready

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Fri Nov 13 2020
5

Sunny and upbeat reggae. The antidote of a November Thursday in lockdown! Every little things going to be alright.

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Tue Dec 29 2020
5

excellent reggae masterpiece

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Wed Jan 13 2021
5

Great album, highly recommend it.

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Tue Jan 19 2021
5

Beautiful stuff. 5/5. Waiting In Vain is probably Marley's best song?

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Wed Jan 13 2021
5

Great first album all the way through. Bob Marley is a genius.

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Wed Jul 14 2021
5

Peak reggae, not much else you van day. Listen to the subtlety of the singing in Jammin, Marley was a true genius.

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Wed Jan 20 2021
5

Fucking love bob and the wailers waiting in vain is my absolute favorite

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Mon Jan 18 2021
5

Beautiful music, rhythmic and almost hypnotic. A new genre for me.

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Tue Feb 16 2021
5

I’m really loving the BM on this. There is just so many songs that deserve to be popular.

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Thu Jan 28 2021
5

Best Bob album. Good vibes only.

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Mon May 03 2021
5

Great memories have been made while listening to this album. From childhood to my teenage years to my youth (which was primarily sent at home crying because of the pandemic), this album was always there. Love Bob Marley.

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Thu Jan 21 2021
5

Legend. That's why his greatest hits are named that.

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Tue Jan 19 2021
5

Bob Marley & The Wailers is chill to listen to. The vibe and rythm feels like vacation.

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Sat Mar 27 2021
5

This one gets a full 10 from me. The songs were different enough that it didn't feel too samey and it didn't go too long. Groovy beats and just made me feel nice and chill

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Sat Mar 27 2021
5

Not really into reggae but this is definitely a good album. 9/10

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Thu Jun 17 2021
5

I love Bob Marley and The Wailers so I knew I'd love the album. And I wasn't disappointed. It was a solid album, although my favourites off the album are the most known tracks - Three Little Birds and One Love / People Get Ready. 5/5 stars.

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Thu May 06 2021
5

Bob had a great energy flowing when he wrote all these songs and put this album together. So enjoyable

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Tue May 11 2021
5

always great..my start to summer album

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Thu Jun 24 2021
5

Great album from start to finish. Hard to say if there’s even a bad song on it. Many reggae classics on this. Listened many times before and will continue to listen to it. 9.2/10

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Thu May 13 2021
5

Came out years before I was born. Has there been anything better since?

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Wed May 19 2021
5

Easy listen. Full of great tracks, Jammin’, Three Little Birds, One Love, Exodus. The rest of the album supports those hits and is calming and enjoyable.

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Tue Aug 03 2021
5

Excellent album. Waiting in Vain and Three Little Birds are some of my favorite songs.

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Sat Aug 07 2021
5

Gotta love Bob. First track and off to a great start. I imagine it'll be a 4. Oh man, ALL the bangers on this one 🙏 at LEAST a 4. Maybe a 5 cos it's his best Stuff IMO

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Tue Aug 17 2021
5

SHACKY don't worry about a thing, because every little thing is gonna be alright (this is my message to you).

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Mon Sep 13 2021
5

Excellent album full of bangers

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Mon Sep 20 2021
5

So much better than I expected, remastered version, awesome.

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Tue Sep 21 2021
5

It's amazing how these guys can take that simple beat from Jamming and use it / transform it across a bunch of different songs (Natural Mystic, So Much Things to Say) and have it sound new / not tired every time. Whatever the beat or the sound, there's so much energy every time. Marley's lyrics (on the politically charged first half) are second-to-none. And when the lyrics are lighter in tone on the second half, the whole experience of the songs ramps up (and there are still some great lyrics). Of the lesser knowns, I really enjoyed The Heathen (some edgy guitar work). Just an incredible album. As an aside, I hate when they remaster albums and add stuff to it (e.g., tracks 11 and 12). There was a certain feel and seamlessness to the original album, and although Punky Reggae Party is fun, it doesn't fit with the rest.

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Tue Oct 05 2021
5

Exodus, Natural Mystic, Jammin', One Love.... a great, mellow album.

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Thu Oct 07 2021
5

I could listen to Bob albums all day. Jamming!!!! One Love, a song that completely barnstormed the entire world, just barely over 3 minutes. All of these tracks are a pleasure to listen to, i wish there was more of it.

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Thu Oct 07 2021
5

This album is awesome. I had always liked reggae and lover's rock but had never actually listened to a Bob Marley album, and I'm glad I finally did. All of the songs perfectly encapsulate the reggae vibes of the 70s and 80s and all of the singles are still bangers. Fav songs: so much things to say, the heathen, exodus, three little birds, one love/people get ready

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Mon Oct 11 2021
5

Classic album - didn't realise how innovative it was.

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Wed Oct 13 2021
5

One of Bob Marley's best. Exodus is an incredible powerful song. I'm lucky I have a pristine Mobile Fidelity vinyl copy of this record and it sounds incredible. Deep powerful bass and excellent balance overall. Thanks for the reminder on how great this album is. Side one starts out great and just keeps getting better until it gets to Exodus. Side 2 might be even better - it has the better known songs; Jamming, Waiting In vain, Three Little Birds, One Love. 5 stars

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Sat Oct 16 2021
5

5.0 - To me, this is the definitive Bob Marley album, more so than "Legend." Most of my favorite songs of his best songs are here. Such an awesome record that I can easily play on repeat.

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Tue Oct 26 2021
5

Loved listening to the entirety of the album. Its a journey from such an influetial and all star artist. LEGEND

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Wed Oct 27 2021
5

The quintessential Bob Marley album. Some great songs on here

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Thu Oct 28 2021
5

Very good, possibly their best album. I know there is a lot of historical context with this album, and I believe that adds to it. It's a pretty political album.

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Thu Nov 11 2021
5

Classic album. Loved it, as always.

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Thu Nov 11 2021
5

Starts great with Natural Mystic but it drags in the first half where it starts to build up to a climax at the end.

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Mon Nov 15 2021
5

First song gets you in the mood immediately

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Fri Nov 19 2021
5

Iconic album and great melodies

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