Bob Marley was one of the greatest and finest artists who blessed the world with his music. Originally known as Robert Nesta, he started out his career in the early 60s with the group called The Wailers, but his reputation became iron clad in the world music community with his solo album, Exodus. Exodus sold more than 75 million records worldwide and made him a legend overnight.
Today the world knows Bob Marley as a greatest reggae musician that ever existed. The followers of Rasta can easily relate to Bob Marley’s songs as he infused his music with spirituality. Some of the best Bob Marley albums are as follows:
Catch a Fire: This album contains some of the earliest masterpieces written and sung by the legend. Released in 1973, this album immediately became the talk of the town due to some of the greatest hits like ‘concrete jungle’ and ‘high tide/low tide.’ The album follows a sublime note from beginning till end. Undoubtedly, worthy of being number one on the list.
Exodus: This is an absolute masterpiece from beginning to end. It is the 9th studio album released by Bob Marley and the Wailers and contains some of the greatest hits like ‘One Love’, ‘Jamming’, ‘Three Little Birds’ and many more. An absolute classic. Every Marley fan has this entire album as a playlist even after almost 40 years of its release.
Survival: The album delivers a strong political statement and revolutionary sentiment. The song ‘Africa Unite’, Marley gives a message of Pan-African solidarity. The song ‘Zimbabwe’ of this album was performed at the Independence Day celebration of the country in the 1980. Undoubtedly, this was one of Marley’s most thought provoking works.
Kaya: Kaya is an absolute epic. Unlike Survival, the album has a much laid back and chilled out pace and sets the mood at a very mellow level. The lyrics of the title track are sheer brilliance of Marley and the album contains some of his best works. ‘Misty Morning’, ‘Running Away’, ‘Easy Skanking’ etc. are the tracks which are still topping the charts.