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Consumer Guide: July, 2022

Songs from New York, Pretoria, Berlin, and So Paulo, as delivered by performers ranging in age from 20 to 95. Plus: guitar rock from Nashville and Cambridge, drones from North Jersey, and more.

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Arcade Fire: WE (Columbia)

Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga: Love for Sale (Columbia/Interscope)

DakhaBrakha: The Bedouin Reworks of DakhaBrakha (Human by Default)

DJ Black Low: Uwami (Awesome Tapes From Africa)

Elucid: I Told Bessie (Backwoodz Studioz)

Emperor X: The Lakes of Zones B and C (Dreams of Field Recordings)

Craig Finn: A Legacy of Rentals (Positive Jams/Thirty Tigers)

Gonora Sounds: Hard Times Never Kill (Phantom Limb)

Mammoth Penguins: There's No Fight We Can't Both Win (Fika)

Matt North: Bullies in the Backyard (

Regina Spektor: Home, Before and After (Sire)

The Trypes: Music for Neighbors (Pravda)

Tommy Womack: I Thought I Was Fine (Schoolkids)

Tom Z: Lngua Brasileira (Selo Sesc)

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