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Legalize It

Peter Tosh

1976

Legalize It

Album Summary

Legalize It is an album and song by Peter Tosh. Legalize It was Tosh's debut album as a solo artist after leaving the Wailers. It was recorded at Treasure Isle and Randy's, Kingston, Jamaica in 1976 and released in Jamaica in the same year.Legalize It is one of the two solo albums released in 1976 by Wailers members, along with Bunny Wailer's album Blackheart Man. Bob Marley and his new Wailers also released Rastaman Vibration. The song was written in response to his ongoing victimization by the Jamaican police and as a political piece pushing for the legalization of cannabis, particularly for medical use. In 1977, Tosh backed this up by saying "We are the victims of Rasclot circumstances. Victimization, colonialism, gonna lead to bloodbath". Tosh also said "Herb will become like cigarettes", in an NME interview in 1978.

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Rating

3.08

Votes

4286

Genres

  • Reggae
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Here's Peter Tosh calling for the legalization of marijuana in 1976 (in Jamaica). Tosh also said "Herb will become like cigarettes," in an NME interview in 1978. Yet here we are, 46 years later, and cigarettes have become much less common and marijuana is still not culturally acceptable at the level Tosh was pleading for. Five years after this album was released, President Nixon called for a "War on Drugs" as part of the tough-on-crime platform of the Republican Party, and countless lives have been ruined by this war in the years since. In Jamaica, possession of up to 2 oz. of ganja was decriminalized in 2015, and in 2018 the first medical cannabis dispensary opened after medical marijuana was legalized. In the United States, marijuana is legalized in 18 states, 2 territories, and the District of Columbia – but illegal at federal level. Decriminalized in another 13 states and 1 territory. Despite these recent changes, 8.2 million Americans were arrested for marijuana between 2001 and 2010, and 80% of those were for simple possession. On top of that, blacks are 3.73 times more likely to be arrested for marijuana than whites. The numbers improved only slightly from 2010-2020, mostly offset by increases in methamphetamine arrests. Over 40,000 Americans are in prison for marijuana offenses, and millions more have criminal records that impact their quality of life. The War on Drugs is a failure. Legalize It.

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Legalize It cemented Tosh's position as a giant in reggae, and the album is one of the best albums of the genre.

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4

feels fresh & original after his work with the wailers. fav track: burial

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Peter Tosh flexes his musical gift with this solo effort with the backing Wailers. Tosh proves he can function in his own spotlight without Marley and comes away with good vibes and a message.

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4

Ketchup Shuby was my fave

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I think I (or my brother) bought this album in the 70s. I remember not being in love with it, possibly I was comparing Peter to the only other reggae guy I knew, Bob. I like it better now, the rootsy feel, the keyboards (clavinet?) and the song-writing is solid - lots of memorable tunes on the side 1. Side 2 not as catchy. Between a 3 and a 4 but since I'm in a good mood...

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An utter joy after 2 Iron Maiden albums. I knew this was his first post-Wailers album - and the important political message behind it (not just about cannabis). Not perfect, but essential listening.

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Perfect kick back on the beach album.

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Give me 85 degrees, a beach, and a cooler full of beer and this album is a 5.

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Gorgeous and totally without fuss, fully-formed grooves unroll as if they've always existed and are just popping out to stretch their legs. Such is the gift of the magi-musician.

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Was ok. Wouldn't really listen again

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5

legalizeeeeeee it

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Amazing, lush, melancholy, relaxed

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Rating: 9/10 Best songs: Legalize it, Why must I cry, Ketchy shuby, Till your well runs dry

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5

Love it! Varied song themes, great instrumentation, great vibes. Legalize!

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5

Wow. Such a great reggae album. Love the cadence and delivery on the vocals. Incredible instrumentals and backup vocals. Great lyrics and storytelling from the case for legal weed to good vs evil to loyalty and fleeting beauty. Compelling and various composition throughout. Never stale reggae sound. Burial, whatcha gonna do, why must I cry, legalize it.

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5, based album

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Muito bom!

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5

Trying my best not to give everything five stars . Aw well

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I opened the first legal aquaponic cannabis growing facility in Washington State. I ran my business for over 5 years, and then sold it. The profits from that sale bought me and my wife a farm in the county where we raise our now raise our two beautiful girls. I believe that I have lived Tosh's dream. I am so grateful to everyone who came before me and fought for our right to enjoy this plant. Thank you Peter!

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Old School Reggae

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Not a big fan of Reggae but this was nice to listen to.

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This was pretty good! Legalize It itself is very good song, and the album (while short) is really solid. I think I'll definitely come back to it.

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Actually pretty good. Definitely see how the rhythm section influenced other bands I like.

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Would have been timely on 4:20!

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4.1

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Great reggae

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Mellow reggae. This is great weed smoking music haha

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Alles groovt erwartungsgemäß und doch ist das ein Reggae mit bluesy/folky Anteilen, Klavier Einsätzen, Dub Andeutungen, überhaupt super Songs, die eine oft generische Selbstbezogenheit des Genres mit Leichtigkeit transzendieren. Tolle Platte. 3.9

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Un dels clàssics del roots reggae, amb temes mítics, com 'Legalize It' o 'Till Your Well Runs Dry'; i d'altres també top, com 'No Sympathy' o 'Why I Must Cry'. Encara dins l'ona dels Wailers, un disc a l'alçada dels de Marley en aquells anys

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No sé, siento que no necesitaba escucharlo antes de morir, pero sí que me parecieron chidas Igziabeher y Burial, no me esperaba un sonido tan dark en este disco y no simpathy de hecho está bastante simpática. Mood: Me da dos motas, por favor

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I thought it was a solid 3 but then I was looking through for special mentions and more than half the songs - so I guess a 4 then...

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3.6 enjoyable

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As good as any Bob Marley album

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A very nice and enjoyable album. I liked it.

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Super vibey!! Not as good as Exodus for me personally, but would definitely listen again.

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Good

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A grower. Has a lot of rasta spirituality infused in it. Took a while before I liked it, but it's good. Best song: Igziabeher (Let Jah Be Praised). Worst song: Ketchy Shuby.

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Good shit, man. I'm not a huge reggae fan, never bought a single album, but I can listen to this all day.

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Great chill music for the backyard

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Every song on this album is catchy and interesting. No low points. Great example of classic Reggae.

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Een van de muzikanten van Bob Marley die een eigen carrière begon ... Ik vind het eigenlijk nog best leuke muziek om naar te luisteren. Het eerste nummer is wel heel stereotiep, maar daarna is het eigenlijk best genieten. Naast het typische reggae ritme heb je geinige gitaarsolo's, wat electronische geluidjes en zo af en toe een heel poppie melodietje. Ik denk dat dit zeker in zijn genre een heel goed album is.

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Iree! Good stuff. Treading familiar ground, but still nice. Makes a giod companion piece to Bob Marley's Uprising.

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As far as the genre goes, this is pretty clearly at the top with Marley. Not music I’ll likely listen to again but maybe on a beach vacation or something.

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A reggae classic

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I enjoyed this more than I thought I would. Reggae is better when it's not boring bob

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Catchy tunes with plenty of depth, assuming you don't mind reggae.

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Powerful, dank and dirty. 4.5.

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On par with Bob Marley's best.

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Peter Tosh and Bob Marley are like the Lennon & McCartney of Reggae. Both are absolute pillars of influence in the genre. While Marley gets the lion's share of attention, this album proves how capable and even masterful Peter Tosh was in the absence of Marley.

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Good tunes, reggae up there with the greats.

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Legalize it

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Classic Reggae sound. Haven't heard this album in a long time and really enjoyed it. Such a summer vibe.

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A-fucking-men.

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Not my usual type of listen, but quite enjoyed it

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Vaguely knew about Peter Tosh, but I had no idea he was a part of the Wailers until I got this album picked for me! Absolutely wonderful Reggae. Calming and catchy, just like it should be, and a nice break from the typical Marley dominated Reggae I'd been listening to. There were only a few places where I felt the album faltered a little, but overall it was a joy to listen to.

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It's good, loved the last song

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Peter Tosh almost at his best.

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Enjoyed it much more than expected, many of the songs were so easy to listen to with some being very catchy. Haven't listened to much in this genre but I'm sure there will be more to come. Favourite Songs: Legalize it, No sympathy

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This feels so cutting edge for the time, the sound, the album cover. I would have thought this was a late 80s or 90s album. I like it!

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Yep. Chalk this one up to another Reggae album i've not properly listened to. Great stuff

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Cooking outside, overlooking a lake, listening to this album. Just needed some weed to complete the vibe. -1* due to it not being legalised.

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The first song is really hard to get thtough, but after that it actually gets pretty good. 3 Best reggae album yet 4

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I understand why I've never heard of Peter Tosh, but he knows how to put together a solid reggae album. Although there are only a handful of standout songs, this album is very easy listening. I found out I like reggae more than I expected! Best Songs: Legalize It, Till Your Well Runs Dry, Ketchy Shuby Worst Songs: Whatcha Gonna Do

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This is a great listen.

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I'm a very casual reggae fan, only owning 10+ essential albums at home (by Bob Marley, Toots And The Maytals, Desmond Dekker, Jimmy Cliff, Lee "Scratch" Perry/The Upsetters or the Congos...), plus a few Trojan and Studio One compilations. If I had a little more room and money to spare, this one would be part of my collection for sure... But since I already have the historical title track on CD somewhere, I didn't go for it. Don't get me wrong, *Legalize It* is still a fine album. The songwriting can be very good sometimes, and some of the arrangements are top-notch. Take "Igziabeher", for instance: its dreamy piano flourishes, to which Tosh adds enigmatic wind sounds at the end, make for a trippy listening experience. Nice way to praise Jah, Peter. Here are the sort of nice touches that can take the genre up to the next level. Admittedly, some of the tunes are still a little light on the ear, especially compared to Tosh's former band, The Wailers. That comparison may seem unfair to a certain extent--Tosh is a more than decent songwriter--yet one can still sense this record sometimes lacks the mystical intensity of Marley's vocal performances, or the full-on inventive quirkiness of Lee Perry's productions, or the sheer soulfulness of Toots And the Maytals. But I can still get why *Legalize It* should be an album you must listen to at least once in your life. And this even if you're only a *casual* reggae fan, with not enough shelves in his living room. Number of albums left to review or just listen to: 839 Number of albums from the list I find relevant enough to be mandatory: 88 (including this one) Albums from the list I *might* include in mine later on: 39 Albums from the list I will certainly *not* include in mine (many others are more important): 33

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Nice smooth album to help me get through the work day.

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I very much enjoyed this album. I've seen him live & it was the smokiest show I've ever attended. Solid listen.

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Classic reggae, especially "Legalize It." I've always thought that it was pretty savvy of him to speak Capitalism in the song: "Legalize it and I will advertise is." Nothing like appealing to the greed of those in power. "Brand New Second Hand" was the only other track on this album that I was familiar with, but the entire album's solid. "Burial" is nice and funky, and "Why Must I Cry" has a pleasing little guitar solo in it. The only track I didn't particularly care for was "Igziabeher (Let Jah Be Praised)." Everything else was great.

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Stoner reggae, but good.

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Would revisit

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mellow

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Great smooth reggae

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grabe ang sad na relevant pa rin ngayon yung legalize it 2020-1976 (i cant do math) years later

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Not bad. Reggae in general isn't my cup of tea, but I liked some of the melodies in the album quite a bit. A good chill record. 3.5

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Pretty solid reggae, which I’ve never loved. A couple pretty solid songs though. Pretty short, only 9 tracks, 40 mins

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I'm by no means a reggae guy, but this one's fun.

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Not my style of music

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Decent bit of reggae

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Love the arrangements on this one. I would enjoy a greater variance in tempos but given this album's intent I can understand why it likes to sit in the groove. Highlights: Legalize It, WHY MUST I CRY

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Revolutionary for sure in terms of Reggae, didn’t do it for me

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I’m not a huge reggae fan but this one was fairly good.

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Solid! Brought the moodup

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Good

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Su papel de segundón de lo Wailers y a la sombra de Bob Marley no hace justicia a su papel como pionero del reggae fuera de Jamaica. Si te gusta este música tranquila es un disco interesante y suena a playa y verano. Y huele a otra cosa por supuesto. Canciones como Why must I cry, Ketchy Shuby o Brand new second hand, no pueden parecerte mal.

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Chill reggae, focused too much on weed but had nice sounds.

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I don’t know what “it” is, but if it’s a good time, then I’m all for it. Ohhhh there’s pot. Fun/relaxing album

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No, no es mi género ni gusto definitivamente. Y aquí sí estorba para mostrar mi aprecio. En todo caso, sentí que con escuchar "Legalize It", ya lo había escuchado todo. Es un reduccionismo, lo sé, pero no es algo que encienda nada dentro de mí. Lo siento, supongo que suena bien y a los amantes del reggae, espero que los llene. Para mí es un 6/10.

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I like a reasonable amount of reggae, so this was a pleasant excursion, albeit a little one-paced. Not anything I'd rush back to, but I'd happily have this choogling along in the background to a leisurely drive. And Tosh is right, just legalise it already!

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5

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Reggae así social bastante estándar, no está mal, pero no es nada nuevo

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Middle of the road Reggae. Enjoyed it.

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Seems fine but I wasn’t blown away.

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I was vehemently anti-marijuana before I put this on. Hope the young man gets what he’s campaigning for.

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Good reagge, but not so interesting.

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Very reggae and calm

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Bit of reggae. Not crazy about the keyboards but an alternate to Bob marley

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Inhale... Mal etwas anderes als Bob. Ich mochte es, war aber abgelenkt. Muss man mal auf dem Balkon in Ruhe wiederholen.

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Pure reggae to its core. I didn't vibe with this as hard as some other world music, but it there's some good moments on it. Favorite song: Why Must I Cry

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Governor Cuomo finally got around to listening to this in 2021... Look what happened

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I don't really have much to say about this one, I'm not a big fan of reggae music, but I can see why this album is a classic.

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different from the others ive been given so it was refreshing

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Different from what I'm used to, but has themes I'd never imagined in the style

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Classis reggae album. Good to just chill to.

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Damn this album makes me mad about the 2020 referendum results. Legalise it!

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3

Couplea good tracks. Just okay.

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Classic reggae. What else is there to say?

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Not my favourite genre but as things go a pretty enjoyable bop with enough musical and lyrical variation to keep things interesting. That said, an album I am unlikely to return to too often.

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Got good attitude, just not my style of music

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Reggae is not my favorite genre so it was kinda of struggle to get through it. The last couple of songs brought it up to three stars

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Great reggae.

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Vond dit album fijner dan verwacht. Het eerste nummer vond ik minder, de rest luistert lekker weg.

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Classic opening track. Good grooves throughout. Very same-ish though. Reggae seems to need strong vocal hooks for each tune to become memorable.

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starts a little slow, but finds it's groove (naturally... can you even reggae if you can't find the groove?)

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Funky cool reggae from one of the masters. Tosh gets his point across right out of the gate, and rides that wave through the whole album. Good stuff, nothing life-altering.

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Un bon album reggea. 3.90

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I’m wlright with songs about weed and the message here, just a little too much repetition on the topic.

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weeed 😂😂

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I remember listening to Legalize It back in the day and thinking "This guy actually thinks they will legalize weed. What's he smoking?" 25 years after he died he is smiling in his grave. Tosh also wrote some tunes on The Wailers' albums before he moved on. It seems Bob had a one or two song cap on Tosh tunes per LP similar to the cap John and Paul gave George. There are some good tunes on this one including Burial and No Sympathy in addition to the title track. Till the Well Runs Dry is very clever with the verses and solo done in a blues style and the chorus in a Reggae style. He lays down a good solo in No Sympathy and his guitar work makes this song much better than the version previously released with The Wailers. Around the time this album was released Bob released Exodus. I suppose comparing these two albums validates the two song cap. 

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Learned he was in the whalers and enjoyed some of the songs! A nice album for the genre

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Ne vous laissez pas amadouer par cet album il est vrai appréciable, le reggae est un style musical qui doit absolument être combattu, avec la plus forte conviction. J'ai d'ailleurs prévu d'installer des camps de regroupement des auditeurs de reggae, et de les soumettre à des travaux forcés. Comme l'a un jour dit une des personnalités les plus en vogue du générateur: tout le monde préfère sa propre race, et deteste la race reggae. Des paroles à méditer.

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J'ai d'abord cru qu'il s'agissait d'un album de Peter Bosz, l'entraîneur de l'Olympique Lyonnais, et je dois dire que j'aurais préféré cette option. Vous connaissez l'animosité qui règne entre mon compagnon d'écoute et rival elpouletbraise et moi-même qui m'a d'ailleurs poussé à lui casser la mâchoire à plusieurs reprises. Nous nous entendons toutefois sur le point suivant : le reggae est un style musical qui n'a pas lieu d'être.

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Like that reggae sound

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Interesting albums. Laid back, timeless Reggae sounds.

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This was good and very chill. I'm not sure I could really differentiate between the different tracks too much, and no single track really stood out.

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Reggae is not a genre I put on when im listening to music, however almost everytime I listen to reggae I enjoy it. This album was really good, never heard of Peter Tosh before, but I will try to listen to more of his music. Just good vibes all the way through really. Strong 3 star rating for this album.

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Pleasant but not quite stimulating. 5/10.

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Pretty much all sounded the same

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It's very cool to see some true reggae songs here on this list and Peter Tosh deserves his place. This is not a perfect album and it's kind of repetitive.

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2021.12.02

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Reggae.

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Good reggae but I'd rather just listen to Bob Marley/Wailers.

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Look, I’m about as pro-ganja as you can get, but I’m telling you the title song is the only jam on Legalize It. The rest is forgettable at best. (5/10) FT: see above

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6/10

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Amiable & ignorable

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Some feel-good reggae, would probably give it 3.5

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Pretty cool and accessible reggae. Great guitar and bass and smooth singing. I don’t agree with the sentiment, but do enjoy the music! Solid high 3.

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ekkert slæamt

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Alkupuoli oikein jees, mutta loppu sitten kunnon bulkkireggaeta. Annetaan nyt kuitenkin 3/5, kun ihan hyvä mieli tästä tuli.

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Oo blaze it jah 420! Not a product of da babylon! Product of da man! I and I! Vaikee suhtautuu tähän kauheen vakavasti ku onhan toi nimikkostyge tollanen meemi itsessään. Se mikä tietty yllätti oli että täähän on aika toimivaa reggaee ku vaa pääsee tosta kielletystä hitistä yli. : D Itsessään kivaa vaihteluu tosta perus poprockista. 3/5

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"Legalize It" shows that Peter Tosh was not just a sideman in the Wailers, but a force to be reckon in the reggae canon. The legalization of cannabis is the centerpiece of this record, but Tosh also discusses colonialism, which makes this record sound fresh more than 40 years after its release.

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I thought it was okay. Nothing groundbreaking, but still some pleasant, chill reggae. 5/10

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Bom.

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Bon album de reggae, c'est un peu répétitif mais c'est ça le style Pas grand chose à redire...

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The first thing that strikes you about this album is that Peter Tosh must really like cannabis. A very accessible and poppy reggae album, it generally has a fuller sound than Wailers songs I've heard to date. With Tosh's excellent vocal and catchy choruses, this is very listenable and enjoyable album. It is likely to appeal to a broad audience (including this 39 year old white man from England). 3.5/5

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An enjoyable listen, definitely an album to sit back and relax to. It's just good old classic 70's reggae, nothing more to say.

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Stoner reggae at its finest. Nothing wrong with it, it's a pleasant mellow vibe. Just not what I want to hear.

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Not a bad reggae album. Pretty typical vibe and what the songs are about. The beats and instrumentals are good and pretty average reggae tunes. 5.7/10

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some good roots reggae here. Peter Tosh sans the Wailers at his controversial best with "Legalise It" opening the album and "Ketchy Shuby" also a favourite. Some good tunes throughout but not sure it should be in the Top 1001. A good Album worth a listen.

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I very much enjoyed this album. Particularly enjoyed the blues licks in some of the songs and how they sometimes seemed to completely change genres. For instance on "No Sympathy" and "Till Your Well Runs Dry"

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Really enjoyed this. Hadn't realised who he was but will definitely listen again.

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a timeless vibe of lounging on the beach with the devil's lettuce. Feels more like a historical artifact than something people today would listen to

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Some nice smooth reggae. It helped that I was listening on a Sunday afternoon

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As far as reggae goes, this is a solid record. Problem is, I don't ever care to listen to it.

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I enjoyed this album more than I expected. I didn’t realize how large of a role Peter Tosh had played in the Wailers as Bob Marley has become almost a mythic figure. The music was tight and had a great funky groove that took me right through the album. I didn’t care much for the title track, but the rest of the album was engaging and a lot of fun to listen to.

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Jah bless.

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I liked it better than Bob Marley. Nearly half of the songs I thought were too boring/repetitive but there were some that I did in fact enjoy. So a 3/5 fits nicely I think

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3

No Sympathy is a standout but overall just an okay album. Sort of feels like you had to be there.

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It's fine, I'm not into reggae very much

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Standard chill reggae. I enjoyed it, but not mind blowing

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I enjoyed it. Reggae is one of those genres I never seek out, but enjoy enough when it's on. It's good background music, but never really does much more for me. Still, solid. Favorite tracks: "Why Must I Cry", "Ketchy Shuby", "Till Your Well Runs Dry"

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Vibes

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So I'm still in the dark here: Is this dude for or against the legalization of cannibis?

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09/21/2022 Finished this on 09/22. Good album, legalize it and sympathy were probably my favs. I’m super biased toward Bob Marley 😶😶 after watching the documentary on him a while back. — The days have been long and exhausting. I feel like I’m both running away from and desperately trying to pull myself up from the surface to keep from drowning. Just want to be able to wake up and have a normal day where I feel like a person. Just want to be able to look in the mirror and not see every mistake, shortcoming, and bad thing about me in the past.

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Toshin musiikki ei tällä levyllä ole omaperäisimmästä päästä, mutta se on lähes kauttaaltaan melodisesti tyylitajuista, minkä vuoksi nekin kappaleet, jotka eivät ole täysosumia, vaan ainoastaan esteettisesti miellyttäviä, toimivat palasina onnistuneessa kokonaisuudessa. Pohdin pitkään, onko tämä kakkonen vai kolmonen, ja mielenkiinnosta palasin useisiin biiseihin päivän mittaan - kunnes muistin, että juuri tällainen funktionaalinen kriteeri erottaa kolmoset kakkosista.

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Oh Christ here we go lol. I don't really mind this but it's just such cliche wannabe hippie fodder I find it hard to take seriously. This was better than the Bob Marley album tbh, although like all reggae it was just one "trick" rearranged a bunch of times. 2/5.

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I am sorry, i fucking hate reggae music though

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Ekan biisin aihe ratkaissut suosion?

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Reggae reaggae rekkaa! Muutaman biisin jaksaa kuunnella ja sitten loppuu into. Ehkä jossain palmun alla mojito kädessä jaksais arvostaa eri tavalla.

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Totally not my thing, but didn't hate it, much to my surprise. Sent me on a rabbithole of wiki research about the Rastafaris, so that was nice.

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Totally down for the cause but pretty difficult to listen to

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So far... Not really for me... Yep, didn't really enjoy.

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perus reggae kamaa, ei säväytä

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There are a few moments here and there that I enjoyed, but if I want to hear this much about weed I’d rather listen to Sleep than be lulled to sleep by this record. Pick up the tempo, Pete.

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not a big reggae guy

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I’m not super into reggae so this didn’t quite do it for me.

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“Legalize It” by Peter Tosh (1976) Finely sung songs of complaint are evocative only when the artist finds common ground and empathetic response in the listener. Peter Tosh doesn’t rise to that level. Whether he’s lamenting the law, the injustice of the enforcers, his failed relationships, or his loneliness, a serious listener will discern that his political and psychosocial critique comes across as puerile, petulant, and lame. And his religious summons to praise his god (“Igziabeher”) is self-serving, selective, and menacing. One may agree with his position, but it’s hard to pity. Now, the music is very appealing. Fine reggae grooves and clean, disciplined performances, especially in the percussion and the bass lines. Nice lead guitar stylings (“No Sympathy” and “Till Your Well Runs Dry”), with extraordinarily sensitive wah-pedal (“Burial”). Nice country/reggae fusion on “Till Your Well Runs Dry”. One could listen to this all day, if one could get past the utterly unpersuasive message. Don’t legalize marijuana because of its medical benefits or because God intends for us to smoke it (eye roll). Rather, legalize it because (1) it’s enjoyable (so I’m told—teehee); (2) we should live in a free society; and (3) the negative consequences of criminality outweigh the benefits. Stop kidding yourself. Or at least stop trying to kid everyone else. I’m not buying your argument, but I agree with your conclusion. Legalize it. However, just because I’m on your side doesn’t mean I don’t think you’re full of crap, bro. 2/5

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Gute Sache: Peter Tosh kann ja wesentlich mehr als „Legalize It“, auch wenn der Hit natürlich sofort an den Anfang muss. Gitarrensoli im Reggae z.B. - hatte ich nicht mit gerechnet. Und auch sonst die raushörbaren Bezüge auf, ja was denn eigentlich? Doo Wop? Rhythm and Blues? Find ich auch positiv. Das negative: ich war gestern überhaupt nicht im Stimmung für (Entspannungs-) Reggae, und mit legalem, illegalem oder scheissegalem Gras hätte man mich jagen können. Kann Toshi nix für, aber so ist das nunmal. Diplomatische 2,4

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Amazingly I quite liked the vibe and I’m not a fan of reggae type music usually and I definitely do not subscribe to the use of cannabis !!

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This might be my inexperience with this genre, but I don't know if this album brings anything unique to the table. It was fine music, but there was nothing that made me want to go back and listen again.

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2.5 Not my cup of tea.

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Saved Prior: None Off Rip: WHY MUST I CRY, Ketchy Shuby, Brand New Second Hand Cutting Edge: None Overall Notes: Fine reggae. I regret only giving Exodus a 3 more and more every day.

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Pretty much what I expected - don't love it, but it's enjoyable music. Don't think I'm a huge reggae fan but I can appreciate the music and the statement this album is making

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fine couldn't finish though not hs fault.

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Ich habe immernoch ein Ohrwurm aber es ist absolut das falsche Wetter dafür. Vielleicht nochmal im Sommer oder im Urlaub hören.

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Hab nur 2-3 Lieder angehört. Sehr eintönig.

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Ok to listen to, but a little mediocre to me. Won’t ever listen again

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not enough weed in my body to fully enjoy this

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Not really a fan. It was an ok album, just not my type of music.

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don't

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1 1/2

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Not my style of music.

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I'm sorry but all regge sounds the same THIS IS 40 MINUTES OF THE SAME SONG WH

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Funny album. Musically nothing special.

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wagwan jah! smoke da weed! 420 blaze it! legalize it!

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2.5

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typische reggea-album

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When I was growing up in Jamaica as a boy Bob Marley and Peter Tosh were a big deal, homegrown talent that were international stars. I was quite young so I didn’t quite get the hype. Listening to Tosh now I still don’t quite get the hype. It’s fairly pleasant sounding roots reggae but there’s nothing here to get excited about either.

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It's reggae. Not much else to say about it. Best Tracks: Legalize It; Whatcha Gonna Do; No Sympathy

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It's not bad, but I prefer his work with the Wailers...meh - strong lyrics with a repetitive sound

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