A Look at All of Bob Marley's Albums in Order

Today, we're celebrating the birthday of an icon

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When it comes to the topic of all time great musicians that left us far too early, Bob Marley is rightfully on any and every list for his legendary contributions to music and the entertainment industry as a whole. With today being what would have been his birthday, we’re taking a deeper look at all of the Bob Marley albums, in order. While Marley might have passed away super young, he did some pretty incredible things in the course of his 36-year lifespan, which also included being an activist. The artist’s professional music career started 1963 when he formed a band called the Wailers (which would eventually become known as Bob Marley & the Wailers), who released their debut album The Wailing Wailers in 1965, which led to a record deal with Island Records.

What followed was thirteen more studio albums (two of which would be released posthumously), and two live albums, all of which would make him not just what many consider to be the greatest and most successful reggae artist of all time, but one of the greatest and most accomplished artists of all time in any genre with  75 million records sold worldwide.

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Since his passing, Marley has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, has received a ranking from Rolling Stone as No. 11 on its list of the 100 Greatest Artists of all time, a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and an induction into the Black Music & Entertainment Hall of Fame. The only right way to celebrate Bob’s birthday is to spend the day blasting his music, and we’ve put together a list of all his albums in order so you can get the full experience. Check it out below.

1. The Wailing Wailers

Year Released: 1965

2. Soul Rebels

Year Released: 1970

3. Soul Revolution Part II

Year Released: 1971

4. The Best of the Wailers

Year Released: 1971

5. Catch a Fire

Year Released: 1973

6. Burnin

Year Released: 1973

7. Natty Dread

Year Released: 1974

8. Live!

Year Released: 1975

9. Rastaman Vibration

Year Released: 1976

10. Exodus

Year Released: 1977

11. Kaya

Year Released: 1978

12. Babylon by Bus

Year Released: 1978

13. Survival

Year Released: 1979

14. Uprising

Year Released: 1980

15. Confrontation

Year Released: 1983

16. Legend

Year Released: 1984

Today, Bob Marley’s impact as the greatest reggae artist of all time is as strong as ever, with many of the younger generations being introduced to his work through social media platforms such as TikTok. And at the end of the day, the legacy you leave behind is your greatest work. Long live Bob Marley. 

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