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Lee "Scratch" Perry


Latest album from the Jamaican dub pioneer produced by Adrian Sherwood

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  1. 10.0 |   Mojo

    Rainford is a late-career answer to 1978 Roast Fish, Collie Weed & Corn Bread, and beyond all reasonable expectation, fully its equal. Print edition only

  2. 8.0 |   Q

    A glorious reminder of Perry's unique musical gifts and unhinged imagination. Print edition only

  3. 8.0 |   The Guardian

    Producer Adrian Sherwood meets dub-reggae hero half way, with new tech to enhance Perry’s ideas – it’s a return to form
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  4. 8.0 |   The FT

    At 83, the Jamaican pioneer has produced an album of delightful rhythms and textures
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  5. 7.0 |   Rolling Stone

    The Jamaican dub reggae godfather reunites with U.K. acolyte Adrian Sherwood for a set heavy with reflection, reverb
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  6. 7.0 |   Uncut

    Perry's cartoonish persona can grate, so it's refreshing to hear him speak from the heart on Rainford. Print edition only

  7. 7.0 |   Pitchfork

    After years spent trading on a bulletproof back catalog and eccentric persona, the Jamaican titan teams up with UK dub heavyweight Adrian Sherwood for a welcome return to form
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  8. 7.0 |   All Music

    The best moments of Rainford prove that Perry's creative flame is still burning bright, more than five decades after he first began making music
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  9. 6.0 |   The Observer

    Sometimes Rainford sounds like a posthumous tribute, with Perry a wraithlike absence haunting the spaces of his exhumed past
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