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Consumer Guide: August, 2022

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Beyoncé: Renaissance (Parkwood Entertainment/Columbia)

Dan Ex Machina: All Is Ours, Nothing Is Theirs (self-released)

Danger Mouse & Black Thought: Cheat Codes (BMG)

Kari Faux: Lowkey Superstar Deluxe (Don Giovanni)

Folk and Great Tunes From Siberia and Far East (CPL Music)

Jinx Lennon: Liferafts for Latchicos (Septic Tiger)

Lizzo: Special (Nice Life/Atlantic)

The Paranoid Style: For Executive Meeting (Bar/None)

Phelimuncasi: 2013-2019 (Nyege Nyege Tapes '20)

Phelimuncasi: Ama Gogela (Nyege Nyege Tapes)

The Regrettes: Further Joy (Warner)

Derek Senn: The Big Five-0 (self-released)

Viagra Boys: Cave World (Year0001)

Billy Woods: Aethiopes (Backwoodz Studioz)

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