Toppa Top 10: The Best Dancehall Albums

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1. Buju Banton, Til Shiloh (1995)


Now, there’s some debate over whether Til Shiloh qualifies as a dancehall album, as it saw Buju rise above the hit-now immediacy of dancehall and grow into a Marley-esque fashioner of timeless reggae music. But even as it brought Niyabinghi drums and hip-hop remixes into the mix, dancehall riddims were still at the heart of Til Shiloh‘s pulse. As much as the album in its entirety is suited for soundtracking a long drive in the hills, it’s stacked with nuff tunes—“Murderer,” “Champion,” “Complaint”—that still mek the dance get ram.