100 Best Reggae Albums

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  1. The Congos - Heart Of The Congo (Blood & Fire) 77
  2. Toots & the Maytals - Funky Kingston (Mango) 73
  3. Junior Murvin - Police & Thieves (Mango) 77
  4. Lee Perry & The Upsetters - Super Ape (Mango) 76
  5. Rico - Man From Wareika (Island) 76
  6. Justin Hinds & The Dominoes - Jezebel (Island) 76
  7. Cedric Im Brooks - The Light Of Saba (Total Sounds/Honest Jon's) 76
  8. Max Romeo & the Upsetters - War Ina Babylon (Mango/Hip-O Select) 76
  9. Junior Byles - Beat Down Babylon (Trojan) 72
  10. The Abyssinians - Satta Massagana (Heartbeat) 76
  11. Keith Hudson - Flesh Of My Skin, Blood Of My Blood (Mamba/Atra) 74
  12. Yabby You - Conquering Lion (Prophets/Blood & Fire) 72
  13. Bob Marley & the Wailers - Natty Dread (Tuff Gong/Island) 74
  14. The Mighty Diamonds - Right Time (Shanachie) 76
  15. Jimmy Cliff - The Harder They Come (Mango) 72
  16. Bob Marley & the Wailers - Catch A Fire (Tuff Gong/Island) 72
  17. George Faith - To Be A Lover (Black Swan/Hip-O Select) 77
  18. Burning Spear - Marcus Garvey (Mango) 75
  19. The Mystic Revelation Of Rastafari - Tales Of Mozambique (Dynamic) 75
  20. Max Romeo & the Upsetters - Revelation Time (Trojan/Blood & Fire) 75
  21. The Heptones - Party Time (Mango/Island) 77
  22. Culture - Two Sevens Clash (Shanachie) 77
  23. Dennis Brown - Visions of Dennis Brown (Shanachie/Joe Gibbs) 78
  24. Dennis Brown - Wolves And Leopards (Blue Moon) 77
  25. The Heptones - Night Food (Mango/Island) 76
  26. The Maytals - Monkey Man (Trojan) 70
  27. Lee Perry & the Upsetters - Blackboard Jungle Dub (Upsetter/Trojan) 73
  28. The Meditations - Message From The Meditations (UA) 76
  29. Lee Perry - Roast Fish Collie Weed and Corn Bread (Upsetter/VP) 78
  30. The Chantells - Waiting In The Park (Phase One) 78
  31. Ijahman - Haile I Hymn (Mango/Jahmani) 78
  32. The Jolly Brothers - Conscious Man (Seven Leaves) 78
  33. The Meditations - Wake Up (Third World) 78
  34. Bunny Wailer - Blackheart Man (Island) 76
  35. Johnny Clarke - Rockers Time Now (Front Line) 76
  36. Jacob Miller - Who Say Jah No Dread (Ras) 75
  37. Toots & the Maytals - In The Dark (Trojan) 73
  38. The Chantells - Children Of Jah 1977-79 (Blood & Fire)
  39. Bob Marley & the Wailers - African Herbsman (Trojan) 72
  40. Jimmy Cliff - Wonderful World, Beautiful People (Island/Trojan) 69
  41. Kiddus I - Rockers: Graduation In Zion 1978-1980 (Dub Store)
  42. The Upsetters - Return of Django (Trojan) 69
  43. Bim Sherman - Love Forever (Tribesmen/Century) 78
  44. The Maytals - From The Roots (Trojan) 70
  45. Michael Prophet - Serious Reasoning (Island) 80
  46. Bob Marley & the Wailers - Soul Rebels (Trojan) 70
  47. Horace Andy - In The Light (Blood & Fire) 77
  48. Cedric Im Brooks - The Light Of Saba In Reggae (Total Sounds) 77
  49. Bob Marley & the Wailers - Burnin' (Tuff Gong/Island) 73
  50. Augustus Pablo - This Is (Kaya/Heartbeat) 73
  51. Prince Lincoln & The Royal Rasses - Humanity (Ballistic/Orange Street) 79
  52. Dennis Brown - Just Dennis (Trojan) 74
  53. Harry Mudie - Harry Mudie Meets King Tubby In Dub Conference Vol. One (Moodisc) 76
  54. The Royals - Pick Up The Pieces (Pressure Sounds) 77
  55. Augustus Pablo - East Of The River Nile (Message/Shanachie) 77
  56. Bob Marley & the Wailers - Exodus (Tuff Gong/Island) 77
  57. Rico & The Rudies - Blow Your Horn (Trojan) 69
  58. The Maytals - Sweet And Dandy (Beverly's) 70
  59. Bob Andy - Song Book (Studio One) 70
  60. Horace Andy - Skylarking (Trojan) 70
  61. The Cables - What Kind Of World (Heartbeat) 70
  62. Cedric Im Brooks & The Divine Light - From Mento To Reggae To Third World Music (Doctor Bird) 75
  63. Toots & the Maytals - Reggae Got Soul (Mango) 76
  64. Gladiators - Trench Town Mix Up (Front Line/Virgin) 76
  65. Yabby You - Chant Down Babylon Kingdom (Nationwide) 76
  66. The Wailing Souls (Studio One) 76
  67. Johnny Clarke - Authorized Version (Front Line) 76
  68. Cedric Im Brooks - United Africa (Aquarius) 78
  69. Burning Spear - Social Living (Blood & Fire) 78
  70. Gregory Isaacs - Soon Forward (Virgin) 79
  71. Sylford Walker & Welton Irie - Lambs Bread International (Blood & Fire) 79
  72. Norris Reid - Give Jah The Praises (Rockers) 79
  73. Dennis Brown - Words Of Wisdom (Shanachie) 79
  74. Dennis Brown - Joseph's Coat Of Many Colours (Shanachie/Blood & Fire) 79
  75. Ijahman - Are We A Warrior (Mango/Jahmani) 79
  76. The Silvertones - Silver Bullets (Trojan) 73
  77. Horace Andy - Pure Ranking (Clocktower) 79
  78. Herman Chin-Loy - Aquarius Rock (Pressure Sounds) 73
  79. Rico - Midnight In Ethiopia (Island) 77
  80. The Mystic Revelation Of Rastafari - Grounation (Ashanti/MRR) 72
  81. Cornell Campbell - Natty Dread In A Greenwich Farm (Grounation) 75
  82. Joe Higgs - Life of Contradiction (Vulcan/Lagoon) 75
  83. Linval Thompson - I Love Marijuana (Trojan) 78
  84. Hugh Mundell - Africa Must Be Free By 1983 (Ras) 75
  85. Cedric Im Brooks & The Light Of Saba - Sabebe (Total Sounds) 78
  86. Junior Delgado - Taste Of The Young Heart (DEB) 78
  87. Gladiators - Proverbial Reggae (Front Line/Virgin) 78
  88. Dr. Alimantado - Best Dressed Chicken In Town (Greensleeves) 78
  89. Gregory Isaacs - Cool Ruler (Front Line) 78
  90. Rod Taylor - If Jah Should Come Now (Daddy Kool) 83
  91. Cornell Campbell - I Shall Not Remove 1975-80 (Blood & Fire) 80
  92. Tetrack - Let's Get Started (Greensleeves) 80
  93. Hugh Mundell - Time And Place (Jet Star/Rockers) 80
  94. Bob Marley & the Wailers - Rastaman Vibration (Tuff Gong/Island) 76
  95. The Morwells - Crab Race (Burning Sounds) 77
  96. Burning Spear - Man In The Hills (Mango) 76
  97. Third World - 96 Degrees in the Shade (Mango) 77
  98. Ras Michael & The Sons Of Negus - Kibir-Am-Lak (Greensleeves) 77
  99. Prince Far I - Heavy Manners (Joe Gibbs/TP) 77
  100. Wayne Wade - Black Is Our Colour (Grove) 77
Author Comments: 

My favorite 100 reggae albums. It's mostly 70s stuff. I don't dislike all 80s reggae, but my bias leans toward the classic roots stuff.

Wow, thanks for this list. I love reggae!