Catch A Fire (studio album) by The Wailers

Catch A Fire
Catch A Fire by The Wailers
Year: 1973
Overall rank: 836th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
81/100 (from 401 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 1973 (23rd)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (187th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (836th)
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Bob Marley and The Wailers-Catch a Fire (UK IMPORT) CD NEW
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Time left: 1h 41m 17s
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THE WAILERS LP CATCH A FIRE 2001 TUFF GONG ISLAND 548 893-1 GIMMIX EUROPE PRESS
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Time left: 4h 6m 32s
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Catch A Fire is ranked as the best album by The Wailers.

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Average Rating: 
81/100 (from 401 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 80.9/100, a mean average of 80.2/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 81.1/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.4.

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From 06/18/2021 15:34
reggae - too much music
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90/100
From 11/24/2020 22:40
No doubt these guys came out swingin' on Island Records. Still not sure how High Tide or Low Tide doesn't make the cut though.
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From 03/04/2020 04:09
Fully formed “debut” this is one of my favorite albums Bob Marley was associated with. The Wailers include Bunny Wailer & Peter Tosh here and their contributions pack a big punch. Perhaps it didn’t have songs as great as on the next album Burnin’ but this album flows together quite well. Concrete Jungle, Stop That Train, Stir It Up & No More Trouble are standout tracks.
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From 01/04/2020 17:59
This album can be used to treat anxiety. The lyrical content may be heavy (concrete jungle, 400 years), but the sense of calm and pure beauty are unparalleled.
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From 09/02/2019 15:05
Favorite Tracks:Baby we've got a date, No more trouble
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From 03/07/2019 23:33
Positive. We need more positive music. I love Bob's voice in the last song.
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80/100
From 07/08/2018 21:29
Outstanding debut from The Wailers, really shows all their potential. "Stir It Up" is a an underapreciated song on Bob's catalogue.
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From 02/15/2018 19:21
L'esordio nel mercato occidentale dei Wailers, già stelle in patria, spezza l'equilibrio del mercato anglo-americano come nessuno aveva mai fatto prima e mai farà dopo, strizzando leggermente l'occhio al rock più di quanto farà il successivo "Burnin'", che io ho sempre preferito.
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From 06/18/2016 11:26
Wonderful breakthrough album from Bob Marley and the wailers. Catch a fire, as usual with Wailers albums features quite a few re-recorded songs with new ones, but it's still a tight little album. Concrete jungle, stop that train, and, off course, stir it up, are some of the standout tracks. In my opinion, too many people just buy the, legend, compilation and think that's it. There are plenty of fine songs to discover on Marley's brilliant run of albums on Island. Classic stuff.
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From 06/18/2015 22:57
Essential reggae album - The Wailers at their best. Their rendition of "Stir it Up" is a classic.
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