It's a bit of a shame that this would be the last thing Bob Marley and The Wailers released before Bob's untimely death, because it isn't even close to the level of the three records before Uprising. It's a very streamlined record, and it's much more bare than any of the previous five albums he and The Wailers released. The songs are typical roots reggae with that classic Marley charisma and beautiful backing vocals, but the songs run a little thin due to the absence of instruments that gave previous records so much flavor. That said, closer "Redemption Song" is an absolute triumph, with only an acoustic guitar and Bob's heartbreaking voice singing about his love for music and how he would be lost without it. It's a beautiful parting gift and it stands up as one of his best for sure, but it's a shame it couldn't have been on a more defining and refined release. It's a good album, to be sure, just not as good as one would expect from this group of amazing men and women.