July 81. Gucci Mane, “Everybody’s Looking”
Recorded only six days after his release from prison, Gucci is ready to prove that he is still the real deal. Will he also prove that he is not a CIA clone? Only time will tell.
2. MSTRKRFT, “Operator”
After five years of silence, analog synth masterminds MSTRKRFT return with “Operator,” an opus for which the duo recorded more than 100 hours of music. They then carefully pored over the resulting recordings to bring the listeners an unforgettable album.
3. Keith Sweat, “Dress to Impress”
The R&B legend comes out with his 12th album of his brand of old-school heartwarming soul.
4. Despised Icon, “Beast”
The genre-defining Québécois metal group returns with its first album in seven years. Expect pummeling blast beats, breakdowns and the glorious return of pig squeal vocals.
5. Revocation, “Great is Our Sin”
For the past 10 years, Revocation has been quietly changing the thrash metal game. With their last album, “Deathless,” they broke into the scene with a storm, and with “Great Is Our Sin,” they are poised to take the reins from some of the giants of the genre.