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5 Must-Own Reggae Records ❤️ 💛 💚

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5 Must-Own Reggae Records ❤️ 💛 💚

Sometimes, reggae gets a bad rap in hipster circles. This is often less about the music itself and more about the culture surrounding it. More specifically, it has to do with misgivings over white Westerners misappropriating reggae music and Rastafarian culture. However you feel about that particular debate, there’s a lot of terrific reggae out there. If you’re looking to add some reggae to your record collection, here are five must-have reggae albums to start your journey with. Israelites by Desmond Dekker (1969) Dekker probably isn’t as well-known today as the other artists mentioned below, but he helped make them...

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5 Must-Have Records from Around the World 🗺

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5 Must-Have Records from Around the World 🗺

“World Music.” Just say those two words and you’ll make some people go all glassy-eyed. It’s not that these folks are against obscure foreign-made music. There’s just something off-putting about the category. For some people, it may call to mind deathly dull New Age meditation stuff. For others, it could suggest something like homework or brussels sprouts (i.e. stuff you’re obligated to appreciate). And admittedly, it can be a little hard to get into music you don’t know the words to (though this never seems to bother hardcore or death metal fanatics). Anyway, the point is that there’s plenty of...

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