Q - 1/03, p.56
Included in Q Magazine's "100 Greatest Albums Ever"
Uncut - p.1075 stars out of 5
-- "[T]he playing and production are exemplary, crisp, and still astonishingly modern..."
Bob Marley & the Wailers: Bob Marley (vocals, guitar, acoustic guitar, percussion); Aston Barrett (guitar, bass instrument, percussion); Julian "Junior" Marvin (guitar); Tyrone Downie (keyboards, percussion, background vocals); Carlton "Carly" Barrett (drums, percussion); Alvin "Seeco" Patterson (percussion); Judy Mowatt, Marcia Griffiths, Rita Marley (background vocals).
Marley's consistent (certainly by reggae standards) album career has proffered many great songbooks, of which EXODUS is just one good example. The singles "One Love" and "Jamming" will be familiar to anyone with even a passing acquaintance with Jamaican music, but just as vital are the touchingly vulnerable love song "Waiting In Vain," the title track, and the splendid "Guiltiness." This was the first album to feature Junior Murvin on guitar, while the expressive use of horns adds new texture to the established quality of the Wailers' backing. Like most of his work, vital for a comprehensive collection.