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Consumer Guide: May, 2020

One man's plague songs for use, many women's plague songs for catharsis, a plague victim's jokes to live by, plus kind words and strange sounds to keep us sane

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American Tunes: Songs by Paul Simon (Ace)

Fiona Apple: Fetch the Bolt Cutters (Epic)

Emperor X: Nineteen Live Recordings (Bandcamp)

The Heliocentrics: Infinity of Now (Madlib Invazion)

Holding Things Together: The Merle Haggard Songbook (Ace)

Sam Hunt: Southside (MCA Nashville)

Sam Hunt: Between the Pines: An Acoustic Mixtape (Mercury Nashville)

Jinx Lennon: Border Schizo Fffolk Songs for the Fuc**d (Septic Tiger)

Les Amazones d'Afrique: Amazones Power (RealWorld)

Chad Matheny: United Earth League of Quarantine Aerobics (Dreams of Field)

William Elliott Whitmore: Kilonova (Bloodshot)

Lucinda Williams: Good Souls Better Angels (Highway 20)

Hal Willner: Whoops, I'm an Indian (Pussyfoot)

And It Don't Stop, May 11, 2020

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