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    1. Welcome to week 22! Here we've got this week's user-voted record: Survival by Bob Marley & The Wailers! Taken from @koan's pitch: Does Bob Marley have gold and platinum records? Definitely....

      Welcome to week 22! Here we've got this week's user-voted record: Survival by Bob Marley & The Wailers!

      Taken from @koan's pitch:

      Does Bob Marley have gold and platinum records? Definitely. Survival is not one of them, but in my opinion it is by far his greatest album -- hands down, no competition. Everybody has an opinion about Bob Marley, whether you've actually given him a shot or not. Reggae can be polarizing. Some love it, some think it's corny. But Survival is not corny. It's Marley's greatest roots reggae record.

      While some Bob Marley songs might make you want to relax on a beach and sip cold cocktails, the songs on Survival make you want to get up and do something about shit. When I was absolutely stewing in dissatisfaction with my corporate job, listening to Survival on my commute in the morning inspired me to change my life. Be careful, because listening to it too much might turn you into a revolutionary.

      If you're unfamiliar with reggae in general, or you think it's silly, give this record a chance. It might change your perspective about a very deep and varied genre of music.

      Here's the place to discuss your thoughts on the record, your history with it or the artist, and basically talk about whatever you want to that goes along with Survival. Remember that this is intended to be a slow moving thing, feel free to take your time and comment at any point in the week!

      If you'd like to stream or buy the album, it can be found on most platforms here.

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