The only Bob Marley album I had ever heard before this was the greatest hits. And I have to say this album was on par with that. A great collection of songs that are political and beautiful. I really liked this one.
the zippo lighter album (which you can open!)cover puts this in the same genre as TLT Scratch n Sniff EP! Love how there is a bit of R&B/Motown in a few songs (High Tide/Low Tide) - also dig Tosh's lead vocals on Stop that Train.
Not even close to my fave BMATW album but still worthy of full marks. So much political struggle coursing through this album, broken up by amazing love songs like ‘Baby we’ve got a date’ and ‘Stir It Up’. Love that Rita Marley and Marcia Griffiths are on the backing vocals of Stir it Up. Peter Tosh also deserves a notable mention. ‘Stop that Train’ is a tune. BMATW were by no means a one man band as many believe
Enjoyably relaxing vibe to this one; impressive to think it's from 1979 and must be a precursor to so much of what we currently know as reggae. Lovely lyrical content about struggles with oppression and pain, using love and light to be strong in the face of these challenges. Great smoking/relaxing/conversation tunes. Far prefer the second disc with it's more full-band sound to the stripped-back first disc. Many of the same songs gained a whole new colour and character with more players on the track.
Robert réussit l'exploit de nous servir un album de Bob Marley ne contenant aucun tube. C'est déjà difficile d'écouter du reggae, alors quand il s'agit d'un projet dont on a rien de particulier à attendre, c'est carrément l'enfer.
Favourite songs- High Tide or Low Tide, Stir it Up
I loved this. I love Bob Marley and the Wailers. This is a classic. Something I will listen to again.
I liked this album a lot, surprisingly. The music itself sounded so rich and beautiful. I found it easy to relate and empathize with what they were talking about. All around just a really chill yet moving album.
love it - the production is so clear and songs are so upbeat and stirring.
Better than the colonizers want you to know.
Classic. Always love to listen to Marley
One of my personal favorite albums of all time. Can’t wait to re listen.
One of my all time favorites
Me ha encantado, con ritmo y tranquilas para trabajar.
Fantastically classic. Bob and Pete have incredible songwriting synergy. Very great.
Mellow and easy to listen to
So many classic songs on one album. And then you think of all the ones that aren't on it.
Excellent album. Not sure if it's the best Bob Marley album. If it isn't, I'll give that album 5 stars too. 9/10
Loved this. Listened twice in the sun. So much vibes.
muito show of ball amigao
Love Bob. Good music for cruising or hanging out on the beach. High Tide or Low Tide is probably my favorite.
Amazing reggae album. Bob Marley is a legend, no doubt.
Best one yet.
Great album. I don't listen to a lot of reggae, but I could definitely appreciate this one.
- surprising variety of beat / melody - genuinely making me smile - lots of solid songs, this one is going into the rotation
Concrete Jungle and Stop That Train are solid Bob hits, even if they arent the cultural juggernaut that some of his other songs are. Stir It Up is in that pantheon of greatest grooves ever conceived. Midnight Ravers kicks ass.
I think this is an underrated one by Bob. High Tide or Low Tide may be my favorite Bob Marley that no one ever talks about.
High tide or low tide was always one of my favorites.
An absolute classic album. Defines reggae for me. 4.75 🌟
Classic album. Timeless production.
Un dels millors discos de reggae de la història. He escoltat la versió jamaïcana, no la més comercial publicada el seu dia. Té un toc més chill, més laidback que encara fa més justícia a les cançons. De tant escoltar-les algunes han perdut una petita part de la seva força, i fer-ho un 27 de desembre (2021) sembla contradir l'esperit del disc, però encara en aquestes condicions continua sent un 5 estrelles
All time great!
This is our Hogmanay listening! I really enjoyed this and have added it to my playlist. I can’t believe I’ve never listened to it before.
Very fun to listen to this while getting ready for a New Year's Celebration. It's somehow both upbeat and relaxing. Stir It Up will always be one of my favorite songs of all time.
When it comes to reggae, you can't be Bob Marley. Right from the first notes to the end of the album this record rocks. The bass lines and rhythms are infectious and the guitar solos have real feeling, as does the singing. This album also has Peter Tosh, another great talent who died too young.
Love it….saw him live 1979 Honolulu(got pics)…just great feel good music with a message..
very pretty and cool
Oooohh. Ótima pedida!!!
Classic album. Great songs -goes way beyond its genre and probably one of the best albums ever made.
Great vibe music
Good stuff. Jsuis pas fan de reggae, d'ailleurs je préfère sa période "rock steady" encore avant 1974, mais ça passe crême.
Amazing album. Reggae by the master.
Bob Marley feels like home.
My favorite Bob Marley and the Wailers album.
Though my favorite Wailers album is probably "African Herbsman," this and "Burnin'" are really well recorded and have such a rich and spacious sound. An incredibly talented group. I only wish they could've lasted longer together. The Beatles of Reggae.
this album is too good to rate Bob Marley has gotta be on of my favorite musicians and listening to the deluxe version of this amazing album should make him one of your favorites too I actually enjoyed the jamaican versions more than the originals with my favorite probably being No More Trouble (Jamaican Version) like they really just made a song (an album, really) that slaps as hard as modern hip-hop way back in the early 70’s
As good a reggae record as I've ever heard. The Tosh songs are faves among almost uniformly excellent tracks. Nothing not to like here.
Классика жанра. Ямайская версия альбома просто супер!
What a great album. Marley has an uncanny ability to write scathing social commentary and put it to music that just feels good. There's anger and frustration here but it's mixed with enough joy to stay sweet. The result is so balanced that I find myself digesting the message without any of the jaded defensiveness that "message" albums often provoke. It's great. Marley and his Wailers were brilliant.
Reggae on a rainy day is a vibe
Hard to go wrong with Marley. Probably his best work
Escapist reggae. Reminds me of far away places.
I've not heard it before
Reggae is good music for me if I'm in a mood to or already am relaxed. Today is not that day. Still, the album is pretty great. 4 stars.
Classic good times vibes
Not heard this before but really enjoyed it.
Only ever heard the live hits. This is amazing.
The first reggae album that we have on the list. It’s an instant classic from Bob Marley and his band. The bass on this record is is pretty prominent and I like it a lot. I don’t think this is my favorite Bob record but I do like it. Favorite song: Stir It Up Least favorite song: Stop That Train
- yeah this is nice
Dope. Haha get it like.....like weed...cause it’s Bob Marley...... Haha
Accidentally listened to the version of the album with the Jamaican mixes and the Original mixes. I can say the originals are better, and that it gets better on the second listen when you can sing along with Bob and the Wailers. Stir It Up is so damn catchy, and I don't even care that reggae is the same percussion for each song.
Fine for what it is, got bored, everything kinda sounded the same
Classic Bob Marley
Know a whole lot of these already the others sound similar. Hard to identify with this and not feel like a bit phony but I like it.
You gotta be in the right mood, but when you are, it’s magical.
Album starts off incredibly strong. Concrete Jungle is 🔥. Guitar is more present than I would have typically thought with a reggae album. Great harmonies throughout. First six are great, a little soft in the middle. Standouts are- Concrete Jungle, Slave Driver, Stop that Train, Stir it Up, and Hight Tide or Low Tide
Dug it enought. Probably not my jam but pretty top notch if you're into reggae.
Fun record, never listened to it before.
Vraiment bon. Du reggae a l'état pure! Cet album est maintenant mon préféré de Bob Marley and the Wailers après avoir écouté au moins 1000 fois Legend. 4.5
A really cool album. Great lyrics, good songwriting, nice grooves.
good vibey album. will listen to again
7/10 no es mi género uwu
Always love me some reggae! Bob Marley is the king of cool, the sultan of swag, the regent of relaxation. Him and his wailers are perfect for any outdoor setting or even indoor if your main objective is to relax and feel like you are close to an ocean or beach or beer.
Nice and chilled
Pierwsze zderzenie z albumikiem zarowno reggaeowym jak i marleyowo wailersowym, chyba dobry material na poczatek, bo jest to tez pierwsza plyta ktora zawierala tylko swieze studyjne kompozycje, a nie wydane juz wczesniej single, nagrywany tez w ciekawych okolicznosciach, bo po poczatkowych sukcesach wailersy i bob mieli pograc w europie, ale zostali wystawieni w uk bez kasy, pozwolenia na podjecie pracy, bo to juz dziesiec lat po odzyskaniu niepodleglosci spod jarzma krolowej, wiec jak przystalo na grajkow obiecali zyski z next projektu w zamian za pozyczke pozwalajaca na exodus z uk, byl to juz drugi exodus w karierze bandy, bo pierwszy byl z slamsow trenchtown, stad wlasnie wywodzi sie orginalna banda no i nazwa zalobna ktora postanowili przybrac, wiec po powrocie do kingston powstal catch a fire, ktory stal sie poczatkiem miedzynarodowej slawy wokalisty, ikony gatunku oraz z jednej z najbardziej rozpoznawalnych osobistosci kultury jamajskiej, jak dla mnie reggae czerpie mocno z czarnego funku lamanego przez r&b oraz jazzowania, a cecha charakterystyczna jest sekcja gitarek rytmicznych, ktore stanowia wlasnie o tym, ze jest to odrebny gatunek, ktory slyszysz juz z daleka, przynajmniej na tym albumiku, nie mozna takze zapomniec o wokalach wspierajacych, czy tez badz chorkach ktore robia robote, ale jedynie w wersji jamajskiej, bo albumik posiada dwie wersje, tak jak ostatnio popowy material, orginalny mix nagrany w kingston zostal odrzucony i dopiero wersja overdubowania przeszla jako ta ktora sie sprzeda, a oryginalna wersja zostala wydana dopiero w 1995, na spotifaju mozna znalezc wlasnie te wersje, pierwszy cdek jamajski, a drugi "orginalny" z 73, jest to wersja deluxowa z 2k01, a o czym sie spiewa po reggowemu, motywem przewodnim jest bieda, sprzeciw niewolnictwu i jakimkolwiek formom ucisku, pojawiaja sie takze motywy biblijne, bo rasta to dosc religijni ludzie, no i oczywiscie kawalki typowe milosne tez sie pojawiaja, jednym z nich jest stir it up, ktory laduje na plejce dopowej razem z stop that train, ciekawy albumik, zwlaszcza wersja jamajska, nagrywana na jednym traku bez overduba tworzy klimat livowy
A classy album. More varied than I'd imagined. Not massively my style of music, but held my attention and really enjoyed listening to it.
one of a handful of genuine mavericks gone before their time
Very much enjoyed the Bob Marley. Already a fan
First time Marley album listener 👋 made for a very nice afternoon playing Fifa with the sun peaking through the windows. Fabulous way to spend a day
I have always liked Bob Marley and The Wailers. Bob always sings of love and goodness and I like that.
The reggae album
I really enjoyed this. Listened three times. Great, diverse tunes.
Excellent album and worth the entrance fee for Stir It Up and Concrete Jungle alone.
Early Bob is best Bob
Good solid kinky reggae
Everyone likes Bob Marley.
Album was pretty fire honestly, big fan of the Jamaican versions, especially of Concrete Jungle. Will listen to again for the vibes.
Excellent vibes, Marley really lives up to the legend
Bob Marley and the Wailers continued to cement themselves as a force with this album. Notably, Peter Tosh takes the lead on several tracks.
przyjemne regage ale beaty te same w kolko
It's Bob. Always welcome!
Good. Has some great versions of his classics and some deeper cuts, I do love his grittier more raw stuff. If I was going to pick up a Marley album this one would probably be the one I would aim for.
I love a lot of Bob Marley and The Wailer's music. Their music is what introduced me to reggae and was music I grew up with. Overall, it was a pretty solid album My favourite songs from this album are Slave Driver, Stir It Up and Kinky Reggae. 4/5 stars just bc some of the songs were not that great in my opinion
Not the most famous of his songs, but good background music
I really like a bit of Bob. This album felt a bit more relaxed though - none of the classics I really know.
anti-anxiety, good bass/keys, chill
Who doesn't like Bob Marley. Highlights: Stir It Up, High Tide Or Low Tide
As ever, an enjoyable experience. Was thinking it was fairly average, then stir it up came on and made me very happy!
Great listen. Raggae is not really my thing, but this was very easy to listen to.
Goood vibes, first reggae album i listened to. Very enjoyable
A smooth introduction to reggae
Great reggae! Classic album.
While this isn't necessarily my favorite genre, which this is like a precursor to Raggae. (I think) it's not something I'd normally listen to in the background. It's definitely a feeling, and has so much life in it. Maybe if I rolled a joint the size of a hogs leg and had a couch to melt into, I'd probably enjoy it more. But eitherway, blitzed out of my mind or not. It's a solid piece of art work.
Nice mood setter for morning drive time
Can't deny it's great
Much love to Bob & crew always
not my thing usually but really liked it!
Really enjoyed this. Feel like there are more depths to be discovered on what was a nice and easy listen in first pass.
ну по началу неплохо, а потом однообразно, как будто луп не заканчивается. Хотя местами приятный луп
Nice relaxing music
Classic album, although not his best work imho. Nevertheless I always love to listen to Marley.
I had never heard the majority of these songs. All good stuff!
A classic album...but not my favourite. Concrete Jungle and Stir it Up are stone cold classics and the other songs are not far behind. You can't go wrong rolling up a fat one and putting this great album on the turntable. 4.5 stars
Worth it for Stir it Up alone.
I don't like reggae as a rule. Partially because I attach it to some potheads I knew as a kid that I never really understood. And also because I didn't have a terribly struggle-filled upbringing, so I was attracted to darker stuff - or at least stuff that wore its darkness on its sleeve. But also because reggae tends to sound very samesy to me, probably the way hip hop sounds very samesy to someone who doesn't listen to it much. That being said, this album got to me. Stir It Up is a great song.
Reggae's kinda growing on me
Bon album de Bob Marley. Beaucoup de tounes que je connaissais pas, mais aucune de mauvaise.
Vjerujem da je zato što mi paše baš danas ovaj album sjela fina četvorka. TOP 5 Bobova: 5. spongeBOB; 4. Bob Rock; 3. Bob Ross; 2. Bob Marley; 1. Bob Dylan
Most of what I have listened to from Bob Marley has come from compilation / best of albums. This was a new album for me, with only a couple of songs that were familiar ("Stir It Up" <-- a classic, "Kinky Reggae"). I like Bob Marley. I liked the album. I might listen to this album again sometime.
A little slice of sunshine on a chilly London day.
Ok Bob Marley. As I am a New Zealander, the entire oeuvre of the Wailers are practically the national anthem of this fair country. Yet despite that, the only song I knew prior was "Stir It Up", a conception song. The album was a lot more varied and interesting then I was expecting. The side A songs that delve into slave history were particularly powerful. But there is also the side B reminder that Bob Marley was quite the rooter. I get why this album is on the list. It feels like a record that is both influential but holds up as an artwork, and also enjoyable.
"Catch a fire" is such a great dismissal. Why hasn't that phrase caught on? I'm going to start using it. Best track: Concrete Jungle
Unlike the last "reggae" album that we got on here, this one is actually reggae. And it's good. Very good. And I will listen to it again.
Bob Marley is one of those artists that I could listen to endlessly, no matter the mood or scenario. Not sure this is the best album by Bob Marley & The Wailers, but also, there wasn't any tracks I didn't enjoy. Giving it a solid 4/5.
I didn't listen to the re-released tracks, just the original (disc 2). Classic reggae, and really good message if you listen closely.
I liked the sound, but would not listen to it on my own.
Classic really. Seriously groovy baselines from “Family Man” and, even though there’s only so much you can do with reggae, the songwriting and production on this album keeps everything fresh - there are 3 or 4 proper ear worms on this album.
This is the first original album by Bob Marley and the Wailers I've heard (aside from "Legend".) While the band don't stray from their formula musically, there's some really strong material here with a broad range of emotion behind it. "Concrete Jungle" shuffles forward, with the clavichord effectively adding to a sleazy atmosphere and searing lead guitar rounding off the mix. Alluding to the slave trade and racism, the lyrical material is much more politically charged than the side of Marley's work I'd heard before. But throughout, the Wailers prioritise a laid back, mellow feel, with Marley's vocal never rising into a rasp, howl or bellow. They allow the strong social conscience of each song to play itself out, coming to the fore with lyrics like "No chains around my feet but I'm not free" and "today they say that we are free; only to be chained in poverty." It's powerful content and sadly hasn't aged a day. In contrast, the middle of the album shows the band at their most romantic: while "Baby We've Got A Date" presents the carefree joy of being in love, "Stir It Up" is the real classic. One of the band's best known songs, it is sublime: a slow burning, slow dancing beauty. Following "Stir It Up", none of the songs really lived up to those in the first half of the album, though I'm prepared to give them more time. It's an enjoyable album, particularly for a certain mood, and has made me keen to explore more of the Wailers' work.
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Really nice. A classic. Glad I got to hear some deeper bob marley cuts
Pretty good pretty pretty good
Good background music for when friends are over
The perfect antidote to this morning's dark freezing January temperatures. I wish I was lounging on a beach in the sun. Concrete Jungle, Baby We've Got A Date, and of course, Stir it Up are the top tracks for me.
What a great debut! Really cool sound on this album that's different compared to what you usually hear in the big hits. More of an edge to some of them, more raw. Quite the start to a legendary career.
It's 11º outside as I listen to this. This Marley album takes me to the beach for a warm respite from reality. The only song from BMs Greatest Hits whose picture hung on every college student's wall - Stir it Up is one of Bob's better known songs and pairs well with the rest of the album. It's nice to hear some Bob Marley I'm unfamiliar with. 4/5
The best of this album IMO: - Concrete Jungle - Slave Driver - Baby We've Got A Date (Rock it Baby) - Stir It Up - Kinky Reggae - No More Trouble Any Bob Marley &The Wailers album is historical. I like when they're letting the music breathe, when they're just jamming out just like in Stir It Up. 4.4/5
Love Bob Marley
How am I just learning that there is so much more Bob Marley material than I previously knew? I just assumed there were only two or three albums before he died and most of those songs are on the "best of" and other compilation albums. But on this album there is only one song (Stir It Up) that I remember hearing before. It was really good. 4 stars.
Really enjoyed a new type of music. It was interesting to listen to the foundation of what was to come from Bob. Upbeat with some meaningful lyrics
Some big hits but some songs new to me, very chilled and enjoyable.
2/9/22 This album has a time and place and that’s on the beach. Hard to think I’ll listen to the whole album again unless I am on a beach, but I enjoyed it for the style it is. Definitely good vibes. The album gets better the second time you hear it! Favorite song: Stir it up and High Tide or Low Tide and No More Trouble
Good album that gets better the more you listen to it. I don’t personally listen to a ton of reggae but I definitely vibed with the whole album as it grooved along. Favorite is probably High Tide Low Tide.
Not a bad listen - my favorite song was "High Tide or Low Tide". 7/10.
I found this quite beautiful. Reggae is a genre I don't have much experience with, but Bob Marley has always been pretty darn good to me. Very accessible and very enjoyable.
I was in the right mood for this.
There's a lot of easy skankin going on here.
This one takes me back.
How do these crazy talent-vortices spontaneously form? A bunch of kids get together and shortly are defining some swath of a major genre. And then again tragedy is so often looming over it, and is that some dark part of it. It’s a bad old world.
Classic Bob Marley, perfect for sunny chill days
This bad boy slaps all the way to the moon and back.
Very chilled vibe Catch A Fire brings to the table. I think everyone has heard of Bob Marley and apart from Stir It Up, doesn't have any hits or songs on the Legend album. Its a nice change from his later hits. Not a favourite of mine (Exodus would be) or is it perfect (some songs were filler), but a nice album to put on when in need of relaxation and joy.
One of my favourite Bob Marley and the Wailers albums (that being said though, he has a lot of really good, very similar albums). This is reggae! (Although a lot of reggae sound very similar as it is quite well defined that you need the ska guitar for instance). Favourite track is Concrete Jungle followed by Slavedriver. Another thing that makes reggae interesting is the heavy themes of exodus to a promised land, fitting the oppressive government, and racism.
Enjoyable and cool. I was pretty into nearly every track, though maybe i'm missing the message on Kinky Reggae. Stir it up is stellar and the rest hold together well. Good lyrics and vibe.
Liked it! Don't listen to much reggae beyond Bob Marley and Burning Spear but what I've heard I like
All around great album. Can't give it any less than a 4 because Stir It Up is still a BOP.
Score 4* for the Jamaican version of it, before the additions
Make sure you listen to the one under the wailers, not bob Marley 4
I didn’t really listen to this song super in depth since I was in the process of beating elden ring while I had it on in the background but it was definitely bobs most political album and it’s was pretty good
When I rotated through this before, I gave it a 4 but had nothing to say. Dunno where that came from! There's a lot to love here, and a lot of variety. Tracks 5-6-7-8 are a tour de force.
Decent but it's not a genre that I would ever actively listen to
Oh this is going to be good! Wasn’t as good as I thought. I don’t think I’m that much into reggae
Feels very islander chill. Interesting, and full sounding, but very relaxed styling
It started out fine, but I definitely got bored less than halfway through the album.
2.5|El reggae con mensaje social tiene sus pros y contras, por un lado la letra que es de protesta y por el otro la gran calidad musical 400 years es una rolota (tal vez la primera que escuché de Marley) y No More trouble son de mis favoritas
Este disco tiene una historia interesante, y entiendo que fue uno de los discos pioneros del Reggae, al menos en UK. Además, está el componente de la letra de “protesta” ante la esclavitud, y por la época fue probablemente también pionero en este respecto. Lo que me pareció más interesante, no sólo histórica sino musicalmente, es que la versión “comercial” del disco fue una mezcla del master original con audio de un guitarrista que no sabía qué era el reggae (!). De hecho, esas versiones tienen un “feeling” de rock de los 70’s similar lo que hizo Santana con la música africana. Sería interesante explorar si este estilo tuvo algún impacto sobre Bobbie Marley en sus trabajos posteriores. Reconozco que el disco es históricamente relevante, pero mi calificación es “baja” porque el reggae no es de mis estilos favoritos
It's all right reggae
This was a nice diversion. Not as easy to listen to as “Legend” but that’s a compilation so that’s not a fair comparison.
It's 13 degrees. Reggae should make me feel better - I may not be in the right headspace for this album. I haven't heard a lot of these songs and pretty sure I've never listened to this album before, but I typically do like ol' Bob. Not bad.
Music to help the blood pressure...
Nice and relaxing. Good music to have in the background.
decent, little slow and boring
2.5 | Tal cual aquí si solo puedo repetir casi al pie de la letra mi reseña del otro disco de Bob Marley. Creo que me agradó un poco más que el otro, tiene diría un poquito más como de "rock" (no es la palabra correcta quizá) la guitarra en concrete jungle y algunos arreglos por ahí me llaman la atención. Es un poco menos de sonsonete que el pasado, ligeramente menos repetitivo pero sufre de lo mismo en mi caso, me termina durmiendo, no es música para mí. Dentro del género de nuevo muy bien hecho pero no logra romper esa barrera que tengo con el reggae.
Naja marley halt
Didn't expect to get two reggae albums before getting even one Beatles album. We love Bob Marley and his wailers, don't we folks? I'm no reggae expert but to me there's nothing special here, and that's okay. Just good vibes baby, island vibes. I do know the song "Stir It Up" because it was frequently the soundtrack to me and Hayden smoking kelp -- no that's not a euphemism, it's a Minecraft pastime. Favorite tracks: Stir It Up, High Tide or Low Tide, Slave Driver. Album art: What are we looking at here? A stretched image of a zippo lighter? The cover on Apple Music is a picture of Bob Marley facing the fattest joint I've ever seen. Either way, no confusion as to what's going on here. 3.5/5
Me ha llamado más la atención el tema de las diferentes portadas que otra cosa. El sonido está bastante bien y un par de canciones muy buenas para mí gusto: Concrete Jungle y Stir It Up.
Never heard this album. Only really heard the greatest hits. the guitar is great in this! Loving Concrete Jungle. love the harmonies. Not a huge reggae fan, but this has great instrumentations and harmonies.
not my thing
Nice. Raggae isn't my favorite, but this was good.
No es mi género, pero no suena mal.
Solid. Uncomplicated. Enjoyable. Personifies the reggae genre for me.
Primera presa de contacte amb aquest disc. Reggae amable i tranquil, de fons funciona força bé, i té alguns temes coneguts que pugen una mica el llistó. No està malament.
Some recognisable songs, and those are the good ones. The rest are okay, but a couple dirge!
A typical collection of Bob Marley songs: romantic, political, party oriented. The production on some of these is a little low-key - the songs are strong but the production sparkle isn't always on par with Legend.
Chilled - not as good as later songs I’ve heard
It's a decent album, couple of bangers and plenty of generic reggae
02/12 - On Friday I worked on development of the site plan and working with Scott Meyer for location of wall protection in processing rooms. I was not able to give this album much attention but the few songs I did hear I really enjoyed. Definitely one to come back to.
Felt very mellow, but since I'm not that familiar with the genre the songs started to all sound similar.
Not his best stuff but easy enough listening. Better to come.
Great album… easy listening
Nice chill vibes from the reggae icon
It was fun to hear a different version of Stir It Up. Otherwise unremarkable
Good reggae with soul/R&B vibes. Tackles similar political issues, but not seemingly as poignantly (albeit earlier) compared to the preceding listing of Burning Spear's Marcus Garvey.
Jolly and politically right on at the same time
Latter quarter of the album had the best songs, most accessible ones at least
einige Klassiker dabei.
It's fine. Nothing I really want to listen to a whole hour of but it's good at least.
Very chill, good for days you'd like to relax and listen to music.
“Quench me when I’m thirsty” De todos los géneros de música que hay, el reggae es el que menos escuchado debo tener. El tema es, que Catch a Fire es un disco que todos debemos haber escuchado en algún momento y de alguna manera nos olvidamos. No a propósito, no porque nos lo mostraron… ASI de popular es. Discutiblemente, hizo por el género, lo que los Beatles hicieron por el Rock and Pop con su primer disco. No vas a encontrar los temas que suenan en la tele ni van a ser los primeros temas que se te vengan a la cabeza cuando te pregunten por Bob Marley, pero su contribución a la “globalización” del género no tiene comparación. Como disco a mi personalmente no me gusta. O no me gusta más. Cómo muchos de mi rango etario deben haber hecho, quemé (jeje) todo el reggae en mi adolescencia y procedí a no volver a escucharlo. Algo en nosotros se quiebra con el paso del tiempo y nos vamos dando cuenta que la vida está bastante lejos de la alegría y facilidad que nos transmiten los discos de Bob Marley. No, every Little thing isn’t gonna be alright. Poquitas notas adicionales: - El aspecto técnico del disco es espectacular. LO GRABARON EN KINGSTON JAMAICA, DEBEN HABER USADO UNA RADIO TONOMAC Y UN MICROFONO DE ALGUN MEGAFONO. - El remaster tiene unos problemas de distorsión que sufrí en 3 auriculares distintos. Quizás es Apple Music pero me molestaban muchísimo cuando venia el bajo de golpe y se escuchaba un poco roto al principio - Las letras son todas super simples, quizás es eso lo que nos aleja del genero cuando empezamos a buscar mas profundidad o a querer identificarnos con lo que escuchamos. - Kinky Reggae y Stop that train me parecen temas bastante infravalorados. - Me gusta que aun siendo reggae tenga un poco de poesía/protesta en 400 years y en Slave Driver.
Stir it up is one of those songs that get better with each listen. This is a great album
Review of the Original Album Version: I could go either way. There wasn't a whole lot that excited me about this album. I enjoy all of the parts of the album, but I doubt I will keep coming back to this album. Highlights: 1, 4, 6, and 9.
I'm not very fan of reggae, but it's ok. Sometimes repetitive.
It was nice to listen to some Marley outside of the typical "Greatest Hits"
This was alright, kind of didn't notice it was playing till it had finished. Chill and inoffensive background music.
"Catch a fire, so you can get burn, now (catch a fire)" (Slave driver) "Mind is confused with confusion" (Midnight ravers) No vais a conseguir que me interese el reggae, pero buen intento.
Не помню, пытался ли ранее ознакомиться с творчеством Боба Марли, но представлял нечто иное: минималистичные гаражные инструментальные аранжировки на фоне и речитативы фронтмена впереди. На деле же альбом весьма радует своим звуком, инструментал приятный и весьма разнообразный, записано качественно. И сами композиции весьма неплохие, есть структура и внятные мотивы. Другое дело, что альбом просто в критически быстрые сроки надоедает. Какие-то альбомы мог сутками гонять, и не испытывать негатива - тут же за денёк так приелось, что хотелось выключить. Что могу выделить? Concrete Jungle звучит как хит, приятная комплексная композиция. В 400 Years по душе пришлись нотки психоделического рока. No More Trouble звучит примерно так, как я ожидал от Боба Марли, располагающе. В целом и альбом звучит располагающе. Только вот располагает на немного, потом начинает душить. И, что важно, не мотивирует продолжить знакомство с дискографией. Да, возможно там остросоциальная лирика, критика капитализма. Это похвально. Но я в первую очередь вижу, что альбом называется "прикури", а конверт пластинок первого тиража был исполнен в форме зажигалки. А такое не одобряем.
Very chill. Not my usual go-to for listening though
First Listen. Bob Marley is always good. 3/5
Pretty mellow reggae
Listened to half. Was OK
Decent, just not as good as Exodus. I was surprised I only knew 1 song
Udemærket album Reggae rytmen kan godt blive lidt ensformig, så sangene flyder lidt ud i hinanden. Han synger dog lækkert og der er flere gode numre på. Kræver nok nogle flere genlydt 3.5
Gotta say, I think I’m more likely to listen to the Sinatra record again than this Bob Marley one. There’s nothing wrong with it and I recognize that it’s good, but it still just feels like the background music that inevitably made it’s way into the air whenever I sat out on the hill by the elephants at NCSA on a sunny Saturday. Anyway, do you think Old Blue Eyes ever called his butthole Ole Brown Eye?
Feel a little strange rating this album so low.
C'est sans surprise que vous ne me voyez pas faire l'éloge de cet album, appartenant a la sous-race du reggae. Il s'agissait pourtant d'un album de LA référence du genre, c'est pourtant toujours aussi peu appréciable. Ma demande pour Robert: moins de reggae, plus de genre musicaux de qualité, tels la homosexual pop. A bon entendeur
Reggae isn't really my genre of choice but I enjoyed Concrete Jungle and No More Trouble and Stir It Up was a chill jam.
Solid reggae album with a few great hits. Nothing quite like exodus but not bad either. Could listen to it every now and then. 6.6/10
I understand the cultural importance, but don't care enough for the music itself.
Hoewel ik niet weggeblazen ben door dit album vind ik Bob altijd fijn om naar te luisteren. Al kwam ik er wel achter dat z'n teksten soms Sinterklaasgedicht-niveau hebben.
good reggea album but i think most good reggea just sounds the same
An easy listen. Not sure if it will go into heavy rotation.
Can't go wrong with Bob Marley. Reggae wears on me though and I can't listen to it all day, every day. Starts to sound the same too i.e., All Day All Night sounds like the same mix as Kinky Reggae (just one more beat of percussions at the end).
I'm a big Bob Marley fan but this album didn't really do it for me - stir it up was a highlight but there wasn't anything else to elevate it. Pleasant enough to sit through, not pleasant enough to make my top rankings.
I feel bad for this one, I think it just came up at a time where this wasn't what I was looking for. Typically I'm all in for some Bob Marley but it fell a bit flat for me.
Not a bad album, don’t usually like reggae.
Positive vibes here. Top tracks: Concrete Jungle
it's ok, 3.5/5.
"Catch a Fire", which actually means burn in hell. in terms of sound, it's pretty solid. Chill and slick despite the political themes of most songs. I think, however, that the sound is better and more sincere when the theme is simply about love. Reggae. Is this just creating tunes over that signature beat? I don't know. But I didn't liked it overall. Too repetitive or same-y. If this is considered as the best reggae album of all time, then I'm pretty sure this genre isn't for me.
Tranquilo de escuchar. Voz inconfundible. Reggae en estilo puro
They didn’t lie, they caught a fire…. Album
Reggaeeees, rastafari, groovy, svingende, afslappende
Was looking forward to Bob Marley but I was expecting an album with more of his hits. On repeated listens it has kept growing on me. Good reggae vibe. Cover art 3.2/5
It’s alright. Reggae innit.
likes it but wouldn’t listen again
some very nice songs, great vibe and melodies, classic for sure
Not the best reggae album we've had.
Not a genre I would usually listen to but actually it wasn’t too bad. 3*
Ein gutes Genre Album, das seine Kraft aus der Ruhe, die es ausstrahlt, bezieht. 3.0
This album shows as evolving genre about to reach its international peak of success. Bob Marley and Peter Tosh are great composers and this is a reggae standard by all means. Althoug "Stir It Up" is the most famous track, "Concrete Jungle" is a more interesting song, with a nod to R&B and other reggae's influences.
Listened to on 2/9/22 3.5/5 Favorite Songs: High Tide or Low Tide, Concrete Jungle I wish I was sitting on an island drinking instead of sitting at my desk working when listening to this album. It was all in all really good and very chill background music
Listened to the deluxe version on Spotify which includes both the standard reggae versions + original album tracks. Refreshing to hear Marley rephrase his Jamaican reggae stylings into more modern arrangements of the time - it's a testament to his musicianship and passion that both versions both share a common thread but manage to have their own distinct sonic personality. While I'm still not the biggest fan of reggae for its inherent repetition and downtempo nature, the tracks here did grow on me as the LP progressed.
Enjoyable, good vibes
Quite good. I enjoyed the positivity of many of the songs. 6/10
Solid, classic Reggae! Not something I would listen to on a regular basis, but I still appreciate it and would not mind listening to it if you were to put it on
Was quite funky, I should come back to it 6/10
3, I like reggae now
Fav songs: - Concrete Jungle
I and I enjoyed this one.
Rólegheitareggí, mæli með!
Got lost in my work while listening, apparently I cannot multi-task. But smooth and breezy and great for seat jamming.
Bob Marley is a true lyricist. One must wonder how much he could have affected world change if he had been a politician instead of a musician... But I'm questioning how many reggae albums I must listen to before I die?
The offbeat rhythm section makes reggae instantly recognizable. However, it is also somewhat of a crutch in that it leaves me tired of hearing it after a whole album. I want more variety. That’s the sticking point for me. There are reggae albums I like. This one is perfectly fine, but there aren’t a whole lot of standout songs nor moments. I enjoy Survival better from Marley and The Wailers as an album. High Tide or Low Tide is a welcome departure from the well known reggae sound. I don’t find the song particularly great on its own. But coming off 9 previous typical reggae-beat songs, it’s a highlight on this album. Something I often overlook is that Bob Marley’s voice is quite good. Remarkable in light of all the ganga he smoked (see album cover).
Pretty magic. I'm not a reggae fan and I probably won't put this on again on my own accord, but I very much enjoyed the ride
Reggae isn't really my thing but this is definitely some of the best out there
not my favorite but still jammin
Solid chill album.
Nice album to work to. High Tide or Low Tide a stand-out surprise!
Not his best
Reggae is always pretty listenable, but it never really grabs me
Pretty chill album. I would listen to it to be calm.
Enjoyed it! Lot of tracks I hadn’t heard before. Good background listening album,
3/5 niceish but not enough
i read that this is supposed to be one of the best reggae albums ever. It isn't. i also read that they couldn't afford to get back to Jamaica from the UK so were given an advance to record an album and this was the result. which makes a lot of sense as to me its got the vibe of lets just get this album out so we can pay off that advance.
Iron. Like Lion.
It's fine. It's not my thing, but I recognize some of the beats are catchy, and I'm sure there's more there than I'm giving it credit for. It's just not a thing I would pop on.
Better than I thought but also nothing I’d listen to by choice.
Aluksi oli nastaa kuunnella mutta ei kantanut läpi levyn
Just not a fan of reggae
Al menos no son las rolas quemadas que ya se han oído un millón de veces y eso casi le vale una tercera estrella. Nada más memorable del disco.
Not a fan of reggae. This album was just ok. Head bobbed along occasionally
La mezcla se escucha muy bien y me gusta que es un disco variado en sonidos de acompañamiento, en los arreglos, pero no lo suficiente para que haga que me guste el reggae. Parece que la guitarra toca lo mismo en todas las canciones en todo momento. El bajo de No More Trouble sobresale del resto del disco. 2.5 Estrellas que se quedan en 2 porque no creo volver a poner este disco. Quizá si hubiera una versión instrumental podría pensarlo. Songs: Kinky Raggae, 400 years, No More Trouble
concrete jungle, baby we've got a date, stir it up are, high tide or low tide are faves but tbh reggae all starts to sorta sound the same to me after a while
Not for me.
Don’t mind a bit of Exodus but wasn’t fussed on this
Half the songs are copy paste instrumentallly so is fairly boring. Marley is great vocally but it's nothing too exciting.
Bob Marley classic. Good but not into it
Es reggae. Estuvo bien. 2/5
Cool and relaxing, but not likely to be in my heavy rotation. Something a bit different when the mood takes me.
Esta bueno pero no es algo que me mata. Si es para un sábado relax quizás limpiando la casa pero no me copa tanto. Es un estilo musical que no elijo.
It wasn't terrible, but I didn't enjoy it that much. Most of the songs sound the same. That said, the sound isn't bad, it just gets redundant and a bit boring when you listen to all of them one after the other. Favorite track: 400 Years
A good album talking about the instrumentals, this album gives me the tropical vibes I hear now in the bachata genre, it is an iconic album in history, in my opinion this turns boring by the half of the album but gets better with the last three songs. Never heard a full reggae album, this was a good one to start with.
Not a bad sound, just a boring repetitive one.
тот самый альбом, из-за которого я на две недели попросту забил на всю эту хуйню. даже если было какое-то время, я заходил сюда, видел его название и понимал, что попросту нет сил на это. Очень тяжело подходить к музыке, которую ты изначально терпеть не можешь всей душой, и пытаться как-то объективно её осмыслить. Я попытался, но наверное слабо получилось, ибо вызвало всё точно такое же отвращение, как обычно. Эта вот вся хиппарьская срань, бесконечный чилл, однообразный и беспощадный. Один и тот же гитарный аккорд раз в такт, какое-то наркоманское блеянье, а главное — отсутствие нерва, хоть каких-то эмоций, просто музыка бесконечного расслабона. а самое обидное, что куча годных и не очень музыкантов в своё время обильно вздрочнули на всю эту мариванную эстетику, благодаря чему мы имеем миллион вариаций хуёвого белого регги, которое отбивает любой интерес к жанру с самого рождения. короче не хочу я, хуета хует, в жизни себя переслушать не заставлю. Регги можно вынести в количестве 1-2 песен, но целый альбом — это пыталово не хуже дженерик рокабили. Единственное теперь знаю, что песню Rudie can't Fail Клэш спиздили с Baby We've got a Date Марли. Ну а кто бы сомневался, собственно
After 1 track I was thinking this could be a 5 star album, by track 4 I was 2 stars. This is my problem with reggae. It gets tiring fast after the initial rush. How does anyone love this genre I’ll never know
Relentless reggae just isn't my thing, I like the odd one but an entire album, even BM is just a bit much. Also a bit traumatised from travelling in SE Asia and hearing BM greatest hits on repeat in every god damn bar
Stabilt Bob-album med låtar jag inte hade hört tidigare, trots att jag lyssnat mycket på Marley under uppväxten. Stir it up klart bäst, men det är nog mycket nostalgi som talar där. Svårt att betygsätta Reggae, det är ju trots allt vad det är och det mesta blir ju ganska lika samma.
Not for me
Niks mis mee, maar ik ben er nooit echt groot fan van geweest.
Een reggae grootheid, no doubt. Maar na een paar nummers haak ik toch wel af.
Best lekker om even te horen. Iets te laidback voor mij, dat dan weer wel
Not as great as Exodus lacking the hits and full of a bit too much filler for my taste.
Ugh, reggae. It must be one of the most creatively dead genres out there. Every song sounds exactly the same. Not sure why this needed to be a "deluxe version" with two extra songs that also sound the same. 2/5.
Maybe I should just copy & paste my other reviews of Bob Marley & The Wailers albums... I just don't know how so many of these albums make it on the list. I could understand one (say Exodus), but so many?!? They all follow the same intricate formula: get some basic Reggae, add some more Reggae, stir, and spice it up with even more Reggae for good measure. (Evidence: Stir It Up on this very album). Suffice to say that this is not my idea of an enjoyable album. But to each their own. 1.5/5
not really my thing. i had a strange feeling of claustrophobia when i tried listening.
was too long for me + not really my vibe
Won't even be trying this. Reggae is a genre I just can't get away with.
Something something slavery something something. I hate regee
Didn't finish this one.
Lo puse, les juro que intenté escucharlo. No puedo. Entiendo que Stir it Up es un temón, fumado o borracho, probablemente lo skankearía todo pero de careta, no lo tolero. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Hier ben ik niet aan begonnen, want ik haat Bob!
Not for me
This is music, so I have to allot one star for that but ... really, "I hate reggae music, I hate it..."
Classic reggae. Original lineup. Stop that train is a banger