1001 Albums You Must Hear (and Blog about) Before You Die

My attempt to blog all of the entries from the book 1001 Albums to Hear Before You Die

669. Natty Dread – Bob Marley and the Wailers

Original album is tracks 1-9

Brief Background: Recorded in Jamaica in 1973, Natty Dread is the Wailers seventh studio album and the first to be billed as Bob Marley and the Wailers.

What I think: I went through a pretty minor Marley and Reggae phase in my younger days, were I could say I enjoyed it. This album makes me wonder what I ever saw in it. Let me go about that a different way. There is really just one song on here and it’s not a bad song, but the whole album contains that same beat and that similar tempo and it really tires me out quickly. I just need more variety in the music and I don’t find it here. I do have to admit that I really listened to the lyrics of “No Woman, No Cry” this time and realized that he is not saying, “I don’t have a woman, but I’m not going to cry”, but that he is in fact telling a woman not to cry about the difficult situation she finds herself in.

Do I agree or disagree with the writers as to this being an album you must listen to? I would pass on it.

Rating (Out of 5): 2

Natty Dread Amazon Review (Out of 5): 5

Is this my first time hearing this album? Yes (261/333)

Percentage of Albums that are new to me: 78%


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