A convincing case can be made for 1977’s Exodus being top of the pile. Widely considered to be his best work, no other album has as many tracks featured on Legend; the biggest selling reggae record of all time. Exodus was also recorded between two key events in the Marley story; the assassination attempt and the One Love Peace Concert, marking his transformation from rebel to superstar in the eyes of the world. Exodus was book-ended by the less well-received Rastaman Vibration and Kaya, which, oddly, both possess the one thing Exodus doesn’t; a sense of unity across the tracks. While the earlier songs could easily have ended up on Kaya (the sessions overlapped) the later ones sound like they came from a different session altogether. So if you like an album to be a complete whole, try the blunted production of Kaya, the politically-savvy Survival, or the maturity of Uprising. For Bob’s greatest song-writing, un-tempered by Peter, Bunny or Scratch, Exodus is king.