View Full Version : Recommend me reggae albums

05-27-2010, 10:12 PM
yo recommend me some of the tightest reggae albums, i slept on this genre long enuff, im talkin shit from burning spear, black uhuru, barrington levy, jr reid and of course the great bob marley, i heard his sons make dope albums too like stephens album was hot as fuck n u already know bout damian, post em up

05-29-2010, 11:06 AM
I don`t listen to much reggae, but theres this dub band I really like called Fat Freddy`s Drop and they got some pretty good reggae sounding tunes. All three of their albums are sweet, here are some gems:


Not all their shit is reggae, they play jazz, soul, etc.

Prolifical ENG
05-29-2010, 04:34 PM
This is your homework. I will cut it to 10 albums so I will exclude the Bob Marley albums and keep it one album per artist.

Black Uhuru - Red
Gregory Isaacs - Night Nurse
John Holt - Police in Helicopter
Max Romeo - War ina Babylon
Burning Spear - Marcus Garvey
Peter Tosh - Legalize It
Lee Perry - Super Ape
Sizzla - Black Woman & Child
Bunny Wailer - Blackheart Man
Wailing Souls - Firehouse Rock

05-29-2010, 04:46 PM
k ill let u know when i dl these, i feel horrible dlin albums from marley n peter tosh

05-29-2010, 06:10 PM
k i got all these albums im lsitenin to them as we speak, is their more i should get from marley besides burnin, uprising, exodus, natty dread? i downloaded legend as well but i basically had most of the songs already.

Prolifical ENG
05-29-2010, 06:42 PM
k i got all these albums im lsitenin to them as we speak, is their more i should get from marley besides burnin, uprising, exodus, natty dread? i downloaded legend as well but i basically had most of the songs already.

Those 4 are good. If you want more Marley look for Rasta Revolution and Soul Rebels, perhaps.

Also if you like Reggae singers, Beres Hammond is a good option. Its hard to point to one album by him, either his self titled album or Love Has No Boundaries.

05-29-2010, 07:36 PM
alrite alrite, wut about junior reid and barrington levy, u know good stuff from them i really liked levys voice n junior cuz of the wu connections n such i wanna hear anyways im lovin the peter tosh album, and that bunny wailer was sick

Ghost In The 'Lac
05-29-2010, 07:46 PM
levy is a must

but what abouat more modern danchall like, mr vegas, beenie man, buju? these dudes legends

even sean paul used to rip it before he blew in usa


and my personal fav LADY SAW!!!


might have to sig that track actually

Prolifical ENG
05-29-2010, 07:55 PM
I think Red is my #1 fav reggae album. You're going quick!

For those others.....

Junior Reid - Boom Shack-A-Lack
Levy - Too Experienced

I dont know if you want other than the classic 70s-80s stuff...I put up a Sizzla album. Buju banton - Till Shiloh is also a must and thats mid 90s. Can add Chaka Demus and Ini Kamoze.

05-29-2010, 08:44 PM
oh im not listenin in order, i was just listenni to diff albums, im down with all diff sounds, im likin the old 70s vibe tho but i like beanie man, i heard that one song a while ago called bossman and lady saw was on it too, i like the sound of the sizzla album as well, still gotta listn to the other albums, ive herd a couple buju sogns, his voice is raw, tracks like murderer are dope

06-01-2010, 06:10 PM
yo prolific i would rep u if i could, these albums are intense

i duno which i would call my fav, besides the bob marley ones, i really loved the sizzla, i cant stop playin the give them a ride remix, wailing souls album really surprised me i really raelly like it, max romeo is dope, and i love gregory isaacs album, john holts was standout as well, and i loved red, peter toshes was fire, thats one of my favs as with bunny wailer and burning spear, did u notice that, i also got the junior reid album and it was crazy, i still gotta get through levys joint, and i dld stephen marleys album mind control and it blew me away, i honeslty wasnt expecting much

did u notice lee perrys croaking lizard is the same instrumental as max romeos i chased the devil

Prolifical ENG
06-01-2010, 07:03 PM
You cant rep yet? I can give you your silver.

That Black Woman and Child one is indeed a standout. Thats why I added that to the list of 10 even though it came out 15-20 years after the other classics.

I think thats all you need for recommendations and you should just branch out from there. However I looked through my collection and I left out some REALLY important ones:

Jimmy Cliff - The Harder They Come
Tenor Saw - Fever
Augustus Pablo - East of the River Nile
Satta Massagana - The Abyssinians
The Congos - heart of the Congos
Keith Hudson - Rasta Communication
Toots & the Maytals - Funky Kingston

and for Berrington Levy, get the Robin Hood album instead.

06-01-2010, 07:09 PM
ah shit thanks man, i repped u alright ill check the next few u listed, what did u think of the stephen marley album?

oh and how are beanie man and buju banton and bounty killers albums

Prolifical ENG
06-01-2010, 07:28 PM
I never heard Stephen Marley's stuff...only Damian.

oh and how are beanie man and buju banton and bounty killers albums

Those are different. They are more dancehall than roots. Many Moods of Moses, Til Shiloh, and My Xperience are my favourite albums from each of those artists.

06-01-2010, 08:22 PM
you should check out mind control, its a great album, if im not mistaken it won the best reggae album grammy in 07 as well.

Ghost In The 'Lac
06-01-2010, 08:33 PM
that sizzla vid in ya sig is ill

Ghost In The 'Lac
06-01-2010, 09:03 PM
this shit goes so hard live


06-02-2010, 02:25 AM
yeah i relaly liked sizzlas style, i like the toasters theyre ill, their like rappers, u kno any albums thats like the old roots sound with toasters spittin on em?

06-05-2010, 02:19 AM
you should check out mind control, its a great album, if im not mistaken it won the best reggae album grammy in 07 as well.
straight up, stephen's production on this (and pretty much whatever else he does) is crazy. all the marley's are crazy with the lyrics as well, check into them all, i'd say all of damian's and stephen's first, but ziggy, kymani, juju, etc all come correct

Half Pint- Greetings
B. Levy- Orignal Ragga Muffin
Black Uhuru- Guess Who's Coming to Dinner

and that John Holt- Police in Helicopter stays in steady rotation always...

06-08-2010, 08:52 PM
Check out

Black Uhuru - Sinsemillia (must have)
Bunny Wailer - Rootsman Skanking (must have)
Bunny Wailer - Liberation
Damian Marley - Halfway Tree
Damian Marley - Welcome to Jamrock
Gregory Isaacs - Cool Ruler
Gregory Isaacs - Night Nurse (check this one out for sure)
Peter Tosh - Bush Doctor
Peter Tosh - Equal Rights
Peter Tosh - Mystic Man
Steel Pulse - Handsworth Revolution

I tried to only put albums that haven't been said yet. Check all these out though. You won't be disappointed. And if you're into dancehall check out:

Mavado, Busy Signal, Vybz Kartel, Elephant Man, Mykal Rose (the singer from Black Uhuru), Spragga Benz, and Demarco.

06-08-2010, 08:53 PM
Oh I forgot, check out the album Girls Fiesta by Ranking Dread and the album His Majesty by Massive Dread.

06-18-2010, 09:32 PM

06-18-2010, 11:45 PM
thanks for the reccomendations, does anyone know of any albums similar to black woman and child by sizzla, i like the toasting style a lot and that and welcome to jamrock are basically the only albums the artist toast. im lovin the albums so far, i still gotta dl the later recommended ones

06-21-2010, 09:52 PM
Any albums with deep dub production that feature lots of toasting or ragga chants? I know Lee Perry/The Upsetters sometimes had toasters, but I'm out of my depth with this genre.

06-21-2010, 11:57 PM

This nigga looks like Waka Flocka.

food for thought
06-22-2010, 03:19 AM
check out

Junior Marvin
Gregory Issac
Barrington Levy
Lee Scratch Perry
I Wayne
Burning Spear

food for thought
06-22-2010, 03:21 AM
dope thread gotta check some of this out myself

nice thread for the summer

06-22-2010, 11:09 AM
If you like that classic roots reggae then I recommend EEK A MOUSE.




06-22-2010, 10:22 PM
word the fuck up, im not a big reggae head, but Eek'll do it for me too...thats a good album^

06-22-2010, 10:46 PM
Definately, that album is awesome, I bump it alot.

06-24-2010, 12:39 AM



06-24-2010, 01:47 AM
i think i found what ive been lookin for, i recommend this album its fire
buju banton- 'til shiloh




06-24-2010, 02:59 AM
king tubby + prince jammy + scientist = first, second and third generation for music from some of the innovators.

the congos

the heptones - leroy sibbles is great

lutan fyah

keith hudson - blood of my blood, flesh of my flesh

06-24-2010, 03:12 AM
It's not traditional reggae by a long shot, nor even your average dancehall, but I love The Bug's work

Pressure is a bit more dancehall, but with some seriously ragged and electronic beats. Some very energetic and intense ragga tracks with Daddy Freddy, Toastie Taylor, Rootsman & He-Man, and Wayne Lonesome, and some slow atmospheric dub tracks with Roger Robinson's dub poetry and Paul St. Hilaire (Tikiman)'s singing.

However the real masterpiece is London Zoo:
Obviously it's much more influenced by the grime and dubstep scenes (mainly the tracks with Killa P, Flowdan, and Warrior Queen), but it really emphasizes the dancehall/ragga roots of those genres while still keeping the aggressive fast-paced drums & ragga chants of grime and the subwoofer pummeling bass drops of dubstep. Also a few more traditional dancehall toasts and reggae crooning (the songs with Tippa Irie, Ricky Ranking and Roger Robinson) over dark riddims. I'm sure more than a few of you already know about this album since it got rave reviews and I'm sure even more of you are already familiar with "Skeng" and "Poison Dart," so I'll spare you that.

06-24-2010, 03:13 AM
also mighty diamonds - right time. go seek your rights is a classic.

06-24-2010, 03:15 AM
Basically this stuff is the reason I'm looking for earlier (anything pre-dubstep/grime) that has toasting or ragga chants over dub production. I like the deep atmosphere of dub, but I'm not a huge fan of plain old reggae singing, and I love the vocals in dancehall and ragga, but I find a lot of dancehall albums to be too one-dimensional for me (even though Buju has some pretty consistent stuff).

06-24-2010, 03:17 AM
i don't know if it fits, but roots manuva is a great reggae/hip hop artist.

06-24-2010, 03:32 AM
i don't know if it fits, but roots manuva is a great reggae/hip hop artist.

I've heard some of his stuff, and it's not too bad, but never got super into it. I also have checked out New Flesh for Old, Toastie Taylor's hip-hop group which has a similar vibe. Still, nothing too ground-breaking, even though Toastie is has one of the best rap/toasting voices I've ever heard. Dude needs to get on some serious shit (more Bug collabos please).

06-24-2010, 01:51 PM
MAD LION: REAL TING (reggae Hip-Hop)

07-18-2013, 01:00 AM
felt like reviving this thread

been listenin to a lot of supercat, junior cat and sizzla recently

post some dope dancehall with nice dj'ing

oh and is vybz kartel any good? i heard his remake of terry ganzie's welcome the outlaw and it was dope.

Terry ganzie is freaking sick too, what happened to him, he's really talented.

07-18-2013, 01:02 AM



07-18-2013, 09:27 PM
That new marley documentary gave me a whole new appreciation for the dude. I think the dude was a genius now.

Also i been playing a lot of ini kamoze, tosh and burning spear. I made an identical thread last year and i got some good music from it so thanks to those who helped me.

Killa BB
07-19-2013, 12:59 AM
I recommend anything, ANYTHING but this...


08-13-2013, 12:31 AM
reggae gold 2K8 mixed by mighty crown

08-13-2013, 05:45 AM
real recognise real


The Hound
08-13-2013, 08:14 AM

netscape check two
08-13-2013, 11:42 AM
I recommend anything, ANYTHING but this...


what's wrong with that song?

08-13-2013, 12:37 PM
Anything Trojan Records put out is good.

daffy duck
08-13-2013, 01:39 PM



Killa BB
08-17-2013, 04:25 PM
.I recommend anything, ANYTHING but this...


what's wrong with that song?

I'm sorry but I hate this song. I can't listen to it seriously because it only makes me think of this old Eddie skit from SNL...

Skip the 1st 30 seconds or so and enjoy

The Hound
08-29-2013, 07:41 AM
Pretty much everything Pro ENG named is essential. I'll add

Big Youth - Screaming Target

Also I always thought "This is Augustus Pablo" was his best work, definitely an essential IMO

Anyone in to Prince Buster? IDK I can't really dig that original ska stuff, trying but it sounds weird