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Linton Kwesi Johnson United Kingdom 

The best album by Linton Kwesi Johnson is Forces Of Victory which is ranked number 8,814 in the overall greatest album chart with a total rank score of 134.

Linton Kwesi Johnson is ranked number 2,966 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 302.

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Linton Kwesi Johnson best albums

The following albums by Linton Kwesi Johnson are ranked highest in the greatest album charts:

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1.

Forces Of VictoryUnited Kingdom Linton Kwesi Johnson
Year of Release:1979Appears in:26 charts
Rank in 1979:127Rank Score:134
Rank in 1970s1,375Overall Rank:8,814
Average Rating:  79/100 (18 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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2.

Independant Intavenshan: The Island Anthology
Compilation
United Kingdom Linton Kwesi Johnson
Year of Release:1998Appears in:3 charts
Rank in 1998:289Rank Score:78
Rank in 1990s2,931Overall Rank:14,246
Average Rating:  75/100 (3 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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3.

Bass CultureUnited Kingdom Linton Kwesi Johnson
Year of Release:1980Appears in:25 charts
Rank in 1980:235Rank Score:67
Rank in 1980s2,290Overall Rank:15,854
Average Rating:  78/100 (23 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Making HistoryUnited Kingdom Linton Kwesi Johnson
Year of Release:1983Appears in:9 charts
Rank in 1983:361Rank Score:18
Rank in 1980s3,846Overall Rank:27,644
Average Rating:  76/100 (8 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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More TimeUnited Kingdom Linton Kwesi Johnson
Year of Release:1998Appears in:2 charts
Rank in 1998:889Rank Score:4
Rank in 1990s8,483Overall Rank:45,160
Average Rating:  75/100 (3 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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LKJ in DubUnited Kingdom Linton Kwesi Johnson
Year of Release:1980Appears in:4 charts
Rank in 1980:776Rank Score:1
Rank in 1980s8,527Overall Rank:65,212
Average Rating:  75/100 (8 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Overall band rank: 2,966

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From Timhop 01/26/2015 17:29
Good Lord! This was the biggest shock for me on this site: seeing how underrated and obscure this musician/poet is. For so many of my friends here in South Africa this guy was huge. Bigger than Bob Marley.

Here's a story to demonstrate just how much he meant to so many White lefties in SA:

My friend Marc was conscripted into the South African army in the late 80s (as were all of us), but like so many, was deeply disturbed by what was expected of him. After a few months they sent him to a military hospital for a few months for 'psychiatric evaluation'.

The only thing that kept him sane in this maddest of mad corners of 1980s SA was the music of Rodriguez and LKJ.

Many years later, he had the opportunity to see LKJ perform in Grahamstown, a small university town in South Africa. Afterwards he burst into the dressing room and on seeing his hero face to face blurted out: "LKJ!!! You saved my fucken life!!!"

To which LKJ calmly replied: "Dat's very cool mon but Ahm busy doin a TV interview here."

Marc hadn't noticed a small film crew set up on the other side of the room!

Great story. This guy was huge here.
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