238 of 1001 Albums: Burning Spear’s Marcus Garvey

History
This third reggae album from Burning Spear is named after Jamaican hero, and a prophet of the Rastafarian movement, Marcus Garvey. The critics commended the album for it musically but said that American audiences wouldn’t understand the concepts that Burning Spear was singing about since most weren’t knowledgeable of Jamaican culture. It’s also stated that this one of the most political albums from Jamaica to be released during the time.
 My Thoughts
I’ve never been one to really listen to reggae, but I’ve never thought it was unappealing music either. It has a place and time that it would feel it would work. Whether you like it or not though you can’t deny that Burning Spear might make you feel restful. Maybe it’s the sway of it, or something. There are a lot of songs on this album though making it almost too much to listen to, and only the slight variations in music to mix it up. 
Rating 3 of 5.
 

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