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My Favorite Music II

My Favorite Music II

Date: Mar 27 2001

Intro

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2. Read and Prepare - Read the introduction and prepare to hear the audio.

After so much great feedback from all of you last week, I’m back with more of my favorite music selections. Speaking of last week, I found it interesting that almost everyone who wrote to me loved almost all of the music I suggested. However, there were quite a few of you who don’t like Pearl Jam. While they are one of the most popular American bands, they are also rock musicians, and they’re music is less accessible than some of the other’s.
This week, I’m focusing on artists I love who aren’t from the United States. All of them sing in English, but their backgrounds are varied, and so is their style.
More can’t-miss music!

Dialog

1. Study - Read the dialog again to see how the vocab words are used.

* REGGAE (Jamaica)
Bob Marley/LEGEND
Bob Marley is simply the greatest reggae musician who has ever walked the planet. His music is unmatched and incomparable. Legend is a collection of some of his best songs, each of which display his unique ability to communicate pain, passion and hope for the future. “No Woman No Cry” is a perfect example of Marley’s expressive abilities. He sings of a painful past, and the need to “push on through” to a better place.
ROCK (England)
Radiohead/OK Computer
I’m listening to this album right now, as I write this, and I realize that it has a powerful affect on my emotions. Thom Yorke sings of fear, isolation and loneliness – things that overwhelm him in a world that is growing too fast and changing too much. Technology is supposed to make the world a better place, but Yorke feels like it’s turned people into boring robots, rather than healthy, creative people.
VOCAL (Canada)
Sarah McLachlan/Fumbling Towards Ecstasy
Sarah McLachlan* has one of the most beautiful voices ever given to a human being. She is capable of turning any song into a magnificent listening experience, simply because her voice is so wonderful to listen to.
In addition to her voice, Sarah is also a gifted songwriter. On this album, she covers complicated issues such as insecurity, abuse, fear and betrayal, and her eloquent writing makes them worthy of her voice.

 

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Discussion

I hope you get a chance to hear these albums. They contain some of the best music ever recorded, and I’ve spent hundreds of hours listening to them.
I’ll be back next week with more great music!
- Migs

 

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kidbat

kidbat

Sudan

i have been liesten to bob marly when i have 10 years old until now i like him very much , he was  a human artist , uniqe man , he is the singer of all sentury . coz  i know people they borned after his death but the like him very much , rasta man dont give up

09:34 AM Feb 06 2008 |

villarsato

Ghana

yah man!!! eee meman me luv reggea music to tha mask.thanks 4 being the same.luv ya!!!!

08:21 PM Jan 28 2008 |

sufeng5117

South Georgia

Rock music is very good,i like it very much .

12:11 PM Jan 25 2008 |

sufeng5117

South Georgia

Rock music is very good,i like it very much .

12:11 PM Jan 25 2008 |

chefplazita

Ecuador

hi Id like to receive some lyrics, no matter the group or singer, thanks

08:48 PM Jan 11 2008 |

Venelin

Bulgaria

Hello 425524767,
Why you use number nick? You look like a Japanese lady. Am I right?

06:39 AM Jan 10 2008 |

mkk772001

mkk772001

Libyan Arab Jamahiriya

I love reggae ,country,& rock music.any kind of music .

07:34 AM Jan 07 2008 |

bkrdnmz

Turkey

 

  CoolLaughingSmile

 

07:26 PM Dec 22 2007 |

bkrdnmz

Turkey

  

    I love Reggea Music.It is one of the best protest musics.

          bkr

07:19 PM Dec 22 2007 |

425524767

425524767

China

I want to learn English by you

08:50 AM Dec 22 2007 |

Venelin

Bulgaria

Hi Moonsnoopy,
Try again and again. You need time to learn.

12:09 PM Nov 27 2007 |

moonsnoopy

moonsnoopy

China

I all did not know learns Too difficult

11:42 AM Nov 27 2007 |

Venelin

Bulgaria

My favourite music is mainly of the 60-ies – a great music decade with such genius musicians as Ray Charles, Elvis Presley, the Beatles and so on…

11:33 AM Nov 27 2007 |

loveman80

Germany

i like jazz, rnb,country music n reggae to

02:23 PM Nov 26 2007 |

Venelin

Bulgaria

Reggae – the music from Jamaica. Bob Marley is the greatest, Joe South great too, remember”Game people play” ?

11:24 AM Nov 22 2007 |

pxniba

pxniba

China

没有翻译的吗?哎,,我想学,但我连看都看不懂

06:44 PM Nov 08 2007 |

DerJo

DerJo

Germany

i think reggea is the one and only kind of music in a hot summer

06:35 PM Nov 08 2007 |

storm_gb

storm_gb

Thailand

i like Reggae style

02:00 PM Oct 10 2007 |

danireuven

Israel

this is great stuff intresting knowledge about musition , keep going !

07:32 PM Mar 16 2007 |

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