As an idea, Snoop Dogg's 13th solo album, Bush, sounds great. It's his return to character after the detour of 2013's reggae hybrid, Reincarnated (recorded as Snoop Lion), and his first with a single (and ­singular) producer since his classic 1993 debut, Doggystyle, which Dr. Dre masterminded. (For contrast, his last Snoop Dogg album, 2011's Doggumentary, ­featured a dozen ­producers.) That the ­boardsman on Bush is Pharrell Williams only raises the excitement level.

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