"Oh, yeah, I love reggae."
"Really? What's your favorite song?
"Uh... I like Bob Marley a lot?"
Don't be that guy. No one wants to be that guy. I mean, we can't all know everything about everything, but if you're going around telling people that you love reggae, you should at least know some of the basics of the canon. But fear not, friend. I'm not here to judge -- I'm here to help! Start with these songs and work your way deeper from there: 10 Essential Reggae Classics
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