Kaya (studio album) by Bob Marley & The Wailers

Kaya by Bob Marley & The Wailers
Year: 1978
Overall rank: 2,306th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 247 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 1978 (45th)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (442nd)
Award Best albums of all time (2,306th)
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Bob Marley & The Wailers bestography

Kaya is ranked 6th best out of 28 albums by Bob Marley & The Wailers on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Bob Marley & The Wailers is Exodus which is ranked number 272 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 6,412.

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Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 247 votes)
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05/01/2024 08:56 flamingyesdept  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 2,83077/100
 
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04/26/2024 17:39 saltysurprise  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 2,60384/100
 
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01/19/2024 04:34 albumceleste  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 91657/100

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This album is rated in the top 3% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 77.2/100, a mean average of 76.6/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 77.4/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.3.

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85/100
From 07/08/2022 12:57
A influência desse álbum, especialmente no Brasil!
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From 09/05/2020 22:45
I have some late 80s or 90s cd version. I guess the remastered version sounds better, just like remastered Exodus. This version I'm listening to is the style marketed to the white rock and pop audience of the 70s/80s. Basically, no bass. Who ever thought there was any point of reggae with the bass turned down? Still, it's a good album and sun is shining has just about enough bass on it. Bass should be wrecking these great tracks.
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80/100
From 08/22/2018 02:33
Just so relaxing, this is the album most of the people think Bob Marley is.
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65/100
From 02/28/2018 05:41
A year after his wildly successful and iconic Exodus record, Marley follows up with a warm album with some great songs, it just comes off a little too commercial.
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80/100
From 06/18/2016 17:17
One of the most consistent Bob Marley LP's. Kaya, features some Marley classics in, easy skanking, is this love, satisfy my soul, and, misty morning. The run of Island albums in the seventies are essential for any music fan.
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From 09/24/2015 03:43
Best Track: Is This Love
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95/100
From 10/01/2014 17:25
His best, or at least my favorite. Always takes me to a summer day, a vacation, a relaxing wonderful melodic album.
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From 07/25/2012 14:54
Marley's easiest groove. The most relaxing album in his catalog.
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2. Parallel Lines by Blondie
3. The Cars by The Cars
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