7 Albums Out This Week You Should Listen to Now

Billed as the late Lee “Scratch” Perry’s final studio album, King Perry comprises tracks the dub legend worked on until days before his death in 2021. As well as Perry’s collaborator in the studio, producer Daniel Boyle, the album features vocal contributions from Tricky, Happy Mondays’ Shaun Ryder, and Greentea Peng, among others. On album closer “Goodbye,” the last song Perry recorded, “his lyrics have him musing about going back to being a baby and being reborn,” Boyle said in press materials. “When the music stops, he just says ‘goodbye.’”

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The Paranoid Style: The Interrogator [Bar/None]

The Paranoid Style is the DC-based rock outfit of singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, labor organizer, and sometime journalist Elizabeth Nelson. The group’s follow-up to 2022’s For Executive Meeting was inspired by ZZ Top’s Eliminator, an album created out of “Billy Gibbons’ incipient fascination with Depeche Mode and Orchestral Maneuvers in the Dark, and his desire to embroider the sound of those bands onto the Top’s inimitable Texas boogie,” as Nelson put it in press materials. “To me it sounds like heaven.”

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Cookin Soul & Tha God Fahim: Supreme Dump Legend : Cook Soul Saga [Cookin Soul]

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The latest from Spanish DJ and producer Cookin Soul is a collaboration with Atlanta rapper Tha God Fahim. Supreme Dump Legend : Cook Soul Saga features the Argentine-born rapper Dano, Canada’s Raz Fresco, and New York rapper the Musalini. The new album follows Tha God Fahim’s various 2023 projects, including Iron Bull, Chess Moves, and the Mach-Hommy collaboration Notorious Dump Legends, Vol. 2.

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