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Elvis Costello and the Roots, SBTRKT, Kendrick Lamar and more in our weekly music recap

The Guardian gave readers a chance to hear what is likely a future classic with a Soundcloud preview of the newly released album Wise Up Ghost from Elvis Costello and the Roots. The legendary English singer’s croaky voice has been superbly paired with Questlove’s impeccable drum beats and hip-hop flair, undoubtedly leading a new generation to fall in love with Costello and his sagacious words. The entire 12-track recording is well worth a listen, but tracks like “Stick Out Your Tongue” and “(She Might Be A) Grenade” are sure to keep this one on repeat. Hear it all, and learn more about their mutual admiration, in the newspaper’s online posting.