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Catch A Fire

Bob Marley & The Wailers

1973

Catch A Fire

Album Summary

Catch a Fire is the fifth studio album by the reggae band The Wailers aka Bob Marley and the Wailers, released in April 1973. It was their first album released by Island Records. After finishing a tour in the United Kingdom with Johnny Nashwhere they had started laying the tracks for JAD Records when a disputed CBS contract with Danny Simms created tensions , the band did not have enough money to return to Jamaica; their road manager Brent Clarke approached producer Chris Blackwell, who agreed to advance The Wailers money for an album which they used to pay their fares back home, where they completed the recordings Catch a Fire. The album has nine songs, two of which were written and composed by Peter Tosh, the remaining seven were by Bob Marley. While Bunny Wailer is not credited as a writer, their writing style was a collective process . For the immediate follow up album “Burnin” also released in 1973 he contributed four songs. After Marley returned with the tapes to London, Blackwell reworked the tracks at Island Studios with contributions by Muscle Shoals session musician Wayne Perkins, who played guitar on three overdubbed tracks. The album had a limited original release under the name The Wailers in a sleeve depicting a Zippo lighter, designed by graphic artists Rod Dyer and Bob Weiner; subsequent releases had an alternative cover designed by John Bonis featuring an Esther Anderson portrait of Marley smoking a "spliff", and used their alternative title Bob Marley and the Wailers. The Catch a Fire Tour, which covered England and the United States, helped generate international interest in the band. Catch a Fire peaked at number 171 on the Billboard 200 and number 51 on the Billboard Black Albums charts. Critical acclaim has included the album being listed at number 126 on Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, second only to Legend among five Bob Marley albums on the list. It is regarded as one of the top reggae albums of all time. The group title “Bob Marley & The Wailers” being used on Bob Marley solo albums has created a lot of marketing and identity confusion for The Wailers catalog. It follows the confusion generated from their company Tuff Gong Records registered in 1973 and Tuff Gong International registered by the Bob Marley Estate in 1991 that resulted in the 1999 Tuff Gong Settlement Agreement that sought to separate the group catalog from the Bob Marley solo catalog. Catch A Fire album dual releases under both group titles is where this marketing confusion began.

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Rating

3.65

Votes

5406

Genres

  • Reggae
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Wed Jan 20 2021
5

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.

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Mon May 16 2022
5

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.

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Mon Apr 05 2021
5

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

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Thu Jan 14 2021
5

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.

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Tue Sep 21 2021
5

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.

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Mon Dec 13 2021
5

Classic album. Timeless production.

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Thu Oct 06 2022
5

Excellent album(s). I had listened to the original 1973 a few times before. But theres a 2001 version with a different track listing. Both are extraordinary. Greasy, groovy, moody, cool. The music is tight, era defining and unparalleled as far as reggae goes anyway. The lyrics are incisive, precise, enigmatic. Very listenable and there's nothing quite like this album, even in the Wailers back catalogue. A unique, edgy, exciting album I would always always recommend.

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Wed Jan 13 2021
4

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.

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Tue Jul 20 2021
4

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.

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Wed Oct 06 2021
4

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

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Fri Oct 08 2021
4

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.

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Fri Oct 29 2021
4

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.

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Sat Dec 18 2021
4

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.

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Thu Dec 30 2021
4

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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Tue Jan 04 2022
4

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

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Tue Mar 08 2022
4

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.

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Sat Oct 23 2021
3

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.

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Fri Jan 15 2021
2

Reggae, ugh

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Tue May 11 2021
2

Favourite songs- High Tide or Low Tide, Stir it Up

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Fri Jun 04 2021
5

I loved this. I love Bob Marley and the Wailers. This is a classic. Something I will listen to again.

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Mon Oct 05 2020
5

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.

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Mon Jan 18 2021
5

a classic

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Tue Mar 23 2021
5

Fire Album

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Thu Jan 14 2021
5

love it - the production is so clear and songs are so upbeat and stirring.

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Sat Jan 23 2021
5

Better than the colonizers want you to know.

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Thu Mar 04 2021
5

Classic. Always love to listen to Marley

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Wed Jan 13 2021
5

One of my personal favorite albums of all time. Can’t wait to re listen.

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Fri Jan 22 2021
5

One of my all time favorites

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Mon Jan 18 2021
5

Me ha encantado, con ritmo y tranquilas para trabajar.

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Thu Mar 25 2021
5

Fantastically classic. Bob and Pete have incredible songwriting synergy. Very great.

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Thu Feb 11 2021
5

Mellow and easy to listen to

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Mon Apr 05 2021
5

So many classic songs on one album. And then you think of all the ones that aren't on it.

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Mon Apr 05 2021
5

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

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Mon Apr 05 2021
5

Loved this. Listened twice in the sun. So much vibes.

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Mon May 10 2021
5

Ya Mon

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Sat Mar 06 2021
5

muito show of ball amigao

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Thu Apr 15 2021
5

Love Bob. Good music for cruising or hanging out on the beach. High Tide or Low Tide is probably my favorite.

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Wed Jun 16 2021
5

Amazing reggae album. Bob Marley is a legend, no doubt.

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Wed May 26 2021
5

Best one yet.

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Fri May 07 2021
5

cool

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Mon May 10 2021
5

Great album. I don't listen to a lot of reggae, but I could definitely appreciate this one.

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Sat May 15 2021
5

Timeless

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Mon Jun 21 2021
5

- surprising variety of beat / melody - genuinely making me smile - lots of solid songs, this one is going into the rotation

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Mon Aug 09 2021
5

пушка

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Wed Aug 18 2021
5

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.

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Thu Sep 16 2021
5

Loved it!

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Thu Sep 23 2021
5

High tide or low tide was always one of my favorites.

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Tue Oct 19 2021
5

An absolute classic album. Defines reggae for me. 4.75 🌟

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Fri Oct 22 2021
5

Fire

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Sun Nov 14 2021
5

Good album

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Tue Dec 14 2021
5

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

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Tue Dec 28 2021
5

All time great!

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Sat Jan 01 2022
5

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.

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Sat Jan 01 2022
5

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.

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Sat Jan 01 2022
5

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.

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Wed Jan 05 2022
5

Love it….saw him live 1979 Honolulu(got pics)…just great feel good music with a message..

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Sun Jan 30 2022
5

very pretty and cool

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Sun Feb 06 2022
5

Oooohh. Ótima pedida!!!

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Sat Feb 12 2022
5

Classic album. Great songs -goes way beyond its genre and probably one of the best albums ever made.

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Fri Feb 18 2022
5

Absolutely iconichill

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Wed Feb 23 2022
5

Great vibe music

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Fri Feb 25 2022
5

Good stuff. Jsuis pas fan de reggae, d'ailleurs je préfère sa période "rock steady" encore avant 1974, mais ça passe crême.

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Tue Mar 01 2022
5

Amazing album. Reggae by the master.

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Thu Mar 03 2022
5

Lendário demais

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Thu Mar 03 2022
5

Bob Marley feels like home.

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Mon Nov 29 2021
5

My favorite Bob Marley and the Wailers album.

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Thu Apr 14 2022
5

Essential.

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Sat Apr 16 2022
5

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.

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Sat Apr 30 2022
5

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

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Wed May 04 2022
5

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.

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Sun May 15 2022
5

Классика жанра. Ямайская версия альбома просто супер!

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Fri Jul 01 2022
5

Marley/the Wailers have better albums, but this is still a great collection. Musically it's just so rich and soulful. The mixture of the personal and the political is always interesting in the band's work. They always give you food for thought, delivered so sweetly. Although I prefer political Marley to love songs Marley,, "Stir It Up" is just one of the loveliest songs I've ever heard. Fave Songs (All songs, from most to least favorite, "released album"): No More Trouble, Midnight Ravers, Stir It Up, Kinky Reggae, Concrete Jungle, Slave Driver, 400 Years, Stop That Train, Baby We've Got a Date (Rock It Baby)

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Mon Jul 11 2022
5

Bob Marley is love

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Thu Jul 14 2022
5

I'd never listened to a Bob Marley album, and I'm glad my first was this one. What a glorious, gorgeous record. I'm going to play it every morning of my vacation next week. Added with pleasure.

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Tue Aug 02 2022
5

База

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Sat Aug 06 2022
5

First 5 star, great listen

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Fri Aug 19 2022
5

Great classic reggae from Bob Marley and the Wailers. Every track is a great example of reggae.

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Mon Aug 22 2022
5

Super chill. Not boring.

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Wed Aug 24 2022
5

打开了新的领域

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Sat Aug 27 2022
5

Solid Bob album - maybe his best

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Sat Sep 03 2022
5

Me gusta mucho el reggae y Bob Marley es una leyenda por una razón.

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Fri Sep 09 2022
5

Bob Marley, nothing else to say. Legend

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Fri Sep 09 2022
5

Un disco increible, como todos los que grabó Marley, sin dudas hay que escucharlo antes de morir!

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Tue Sep 27 2022
5

Top tier stuff

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Thu Sep 29 2022
5

WOOOOOOO

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Tue Oct 11 2022
5

I love it! short and beautiful - except for the obvious, I especially enjoyed the guitar playing throughout the album, with interesting chord progressions. Will definitely play this one more often. 4.5/5

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Fri Oct 14 2022
5

Peter Tosh's songs stand out along with "High Tide Or Low Tide" on the expanded version.

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Fri Oct 14 2022
5

Album is solid, with a number of standouts. "Stir it Up" is a top 2 Bob Marley & The Wailers song.

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Thu Oct 20 2022
5

Another first listen to a Bob album. Another 5*s for a Bob album

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Fri Oct 21 2022
5

Just supremely chilled and groovy. I was surprised to find this was as late as Bob Marley's fifth album - other than Stir it Up, I didn't recognise any of the tracks. But Bob Marley does what Bob Marley is best at, making awesome reggae

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Tue Nov 08 2022
5

Bob Marley goes hard. Some of these are really good others are mid.

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Sat Nov 12 2022
5

Excellent

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Thu Nov 12 2020
4

Reggae on a rainy day is a vibe

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Mon Jan 25 2021
4

Hard to go wrong with Marley. Probably his best work

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Mon Nov 09 2020
4

Escapist reggae. Reminds me of far away places.

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Mon Jan 25 2021
4

Chill

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Thu Feb 04 2021
4

I've not heard it before

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Thu Feb 18 2021
4

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.

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Fri Feb 19 2021
4

Classic good times vibes

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Tue Jan 19 2021
4

Not heard this before but really enjoyed it.

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Sun Jan 17 2021
4

Only ever heard the live hits. This is amazing.

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Tue Feb 09 2021
4

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

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Tue Feb 02 2021
4

- yeah this is nice

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Tue Jan 19 2021
4

Dope. Haha get it like.....like weed...cause it’s Bob Marley...... Haha

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Tue Feb 09 2021
4

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.

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Tue Feb 09 2021
4

Fine for what it is, got bored, everything kinda sounded the same

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Wed Apr 07 2021
4

Classic Bob Marley

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Sun Jun 27 2021
4

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.

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Mon Jan 18 2021
4

pretty groovy

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Thu Mar 11 2021
4

You gotta be in the right mood, but when you are, it’s magical.

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Wed Jan 20 2021
4

Never disappoints

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Thu Jan 14 2021
4

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

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Thu Jan 14 2021
4

Dug it enought. Probably not my jam but pretty top notch if you're into reggae.

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Fri May 07 2021
4

Fun record, never listened to it before.

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Fri Jan 15 2021
4

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

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Mon Jun 21 2021
4

A really cool album. Great lyrics, good songwriting, nice grooves.

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Wed Feb 17 2021
4

good vibey album. will listen to again

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Fri Jan 15 2021
4

7/10 no es mi género uwu

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Wed Mar 03 2021
4

A classic!

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Fri Feb 05 2021
4

Nice and chilled

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Tue Apr 06 2021
4

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

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Thu Apr 01 2021
4

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.

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Thu Apr 01 2021
4

one of a handful of genuine mavericks gone before their time

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Thu Feb 11 2021
4

Very much enjoyed the Bob Marley. Already a fan

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Mon Apr 05 2021
4

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

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Thu Feb 11 2021
4

I have always liked Bob Marley and The Wailers. Bob always sings of love and goodness and I like that.

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Wed Mar 10 2021
4

The reggae album

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Mon Apr 19 2021
4

I really enjoyed this. Listened three times. Great, diverse tunes.

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Mon Jan 25 2021
4

Sielukasta reggaeta

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Sat May 22 2021
4

Love

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Fri Jan 29 2021
4

Excellent album and worth the entrance fee for Stir It Up and Concrete Jungle alone.

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Mon Mar 15 2021
4

Early Bob is best Bob

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Mon Mar 29 2021
4

Good solid kinky reggae

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Sat Mar 06 2021
4

Everyone likes Bob Marley.

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Fri Apr 02 2021
4

Album was pretty fire honestly, big fan of the Jamaican versions, especially of Concrete Jungle. Will listen to again for the vibes.

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Thu Mar 25 2021
4

Excellent vibes, Marley really lives up to the legend

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Thu Apr 22 2021
4

Bob Marley and the Wailers continued to cement themselves as a force with this album. Notably, Peter Tosh takes the lead on several tracks.

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Thu Mar 25 2021
4

przyjemne regage ale beaty te same w kolko

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Tue Mar 30 2021
4

It's Bob. Always welcome!

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Mon Apr 05 2021
4

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.

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Sat Jun 05 2021
4

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

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Sat Jun 19 2021
4

Not the most famous of his songs, but good background music

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Sat Jun 19 2021
4

I really like a bit of Bob. This album felt a bit more relaxed though - none of the classics I really know.

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Thu May 06 2021
4

anti-anxiety, good bass/keys, chill

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Wed May 26 2021
4

Who doesn't like Bob Marley. Highlights: Stir It Up, High Tide Or Low Tide

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Mon May 17 2021
4

As ever, an enjoyable experience. Was thinking it was fairly average, then stir it up came on and made me very happy!

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Tue Jun 08 2021
4

brilliant

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Mon May 31 2021
4

Great listen. Raggae is not really my thing, but this was very easy to listen to.

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Fri May 07 2021
4

Goood vibes, first reggae album i listened to. Very enjoyable

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Mon Jun 21 2021
4

A smooth introduction to reggae

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Fri Jul 23 2021
4

Great reggae! Classic album.

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Wed Aug 11 2021
4

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.

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Wed Aug 25 2021
4

Nice mood setter for morning drive time

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Wed Sep 01 2021
4

Can't deny it's great

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Tue Sep 21 2021
4

Much love to Bob & crew always

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Tue Sep 21 2021
4

not my thing usually but really liked it!

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Fri Sep 24 2021
4

Really enjoyed this. Feel like there are more depths to be discovered on what was a nice and easy listen in first pass.

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Fri Sep 24 2021
4

Very nice

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Fri Oct 01 2021
4

ну по началу неплохо, а потом однообразно, как будто луп не заканчивается. Хотя местами приятный луп

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Sun Oct 03 2021
4

Nice relaxing music

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Mon Oct 04 2021
4

Classic album, although not his best work imho. Nevertheless I always love to listen to Marley.

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Wed Oct 06 2021
4

I had never heard the majority of these songs. All good stuff!

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Thu Oct 07 2021
4

Worth it for Stir it Up alone.

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Thu Oct 14 2021
4

Reggae's kinda growing on me

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Mon Oct 18 2021
4

Bon album de Bob Marley. Beaucoup de tounes que je connaissais pas, mais aucune de mauvaise.

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Mon Oct 18 2021
4

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

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Wed Oct 20 2021
4

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.

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Tue Oct 26 2021
4

A little slice of sunshine on a chilly London day.

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Fri Oct 29 2021
4

vibes

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Wed Nov 03 2021
4

7/10

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Sat Nov 13 2021
4

"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

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Tue Nov 30 2021
4

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.

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Wed Dec 01 2021
4

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.

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Mon Dec 13 2021
4

I didn't listen to the re-released tracks, just the original (disc 2). Classic reggae, and really good message if you listen closely.

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Fri Dec 17 2021
4

I liked the sound, but would not listen to it on my own.

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Mon Dec 20 2021
4

good bob

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Thu Dec 23 2021
4

Classic

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Sat Jan 01 2022
4

jag är likt hej vad opp hallååå

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Sat Jan 01 2022
4

De pogga… ja gilla när dom va sådär.. rydon.. these nuts€!!!

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Sat Jan 01 2022
4

Really nice. A classic. Glad I got to hear some deeper bob marley cuts

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Sat Jan 01 2022
4

Reggae!

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Mon Jan 03 2022
4

Pretty good pretty pretty good

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Mon Jan 03 2022
4

Good background music for when friends are over

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Tue Jan 04 2022
4

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.

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Tue Jan 04 2022
4

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.

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Mon Jan 10 2022
4

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

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Thu Jan 20 2022
4

Love Bob Marley

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Sat Jan 22 2022
4

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.

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Mon Jan 24 2022
4

Tripping

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Mon Jan 24 2022
4

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

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Wed Jan 26 2022
4

nice, calming

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Sat Feb 05 2022
4

- leve

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Wed Feb 09 2022
4

Some big hits but some songs new to me, very chilled and enjoyable.

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Thu Feb 10 2022
4

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

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Thu Feb 10 2022
4

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.

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Mon Feb 14 2022
4

Not a bad listen - my favorite song was "High Tide or Low Tide". 7/10.

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Tue Feb 15 2022
4

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.

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Sat Feb 26 2022
4

I was in the right mood for this.

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Fri Mar 04 2022
4

There's a lot of easy skankin going on here.

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Sat Mar 05 2022
4

This one takes me back.

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