Bob Marley & The Wailers - Catch a Fire
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Based on 2 reviews
1973 Ratings: #12 / 94
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Based on 66 ratings
1973 Ratings: #11
April 13, 1973 / Release Date
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Reggae / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
AllMusic

Marley would continue to achieve great critical and commercial success during the 1970s, but Catch a Fire is one of the finest reggae albums ever. This album is essential for any music collection.

90
Rolling Stone
With stalwart bassist Aston "Family Man" Barrett and drummer Carlton Barrett pumping out incendiary "riddims" behind the Wailers' smoky harmonies, Catch a Fire is a blazing debut.
lucacdornelles
88
SONGS RANKED:
9. Concrete Jungle
8. Kinky Reggae
7. Midnight Ravers
6. Slave Driver
5. No More Trouble
4. 400 Years
3. Stir It Up
2. Stop That Train
1. Baby We've Got a Date (Rock It Baby)
Doofy
74
I know some of his stuff is intended to be protest music...or political...or deeply spiritual...but sorry Bob, this is 'superior background listening' for me and always will be.

Nice stuff, but people talking about this release in the context of the best 1000 albums of all time? No chance.
100
It's this person to want to say hard-core rather than righteous government of a reggae.
The feeling that settle of Jamaican origin was investigated thoroughly, refinement was piled up and a circuit to a global market of rock and pop music was opened by the originality.
It was chosen that I keep keeping a core part of the genre, not the scalability, so they could have the strength also proof against a change of the time when I also cry with old BIRU KO entirely in a work after this.
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Track List

 

  1. Concrete Jungle
  2. Slave Driver
  3. 400 Years
  4. Stop That Train
  5. Baby We've Got a Date (Rock It Baby)
  6. Stir It Up
  7. Kinky Reggae
  8. No More Trouble
  9. Midnight Ravers

 

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