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Consumer Guide: April, 2022

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Stro Elliot & James Brown: Black & Loud: James Brown as Reimagined by Stro Elliot (Polydor)

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Ray Wylie Hubbard: Co-Starring Too (Big Machine)

Terry Klein: Good Luck Take Care (Terry Klein Music)

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Gurf Morlix: The Tightening of the Screws (Rootball)

Pony: TV Baby (Take This to Heart)

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