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Consumer Guide: June, 2021

Seeing the light with Loretta Lynn, driving with Olivia Rodrigo, mourning cats with Dry Cleaning, and wrapping your troubles in Lou Reed's dreams. Plus: sounds from Ghana, Japan, Norway, and Chicago

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Gyedu-Blay Ambolley: 11th Street, Sekondi (Agogo, 2019)

Chai: Wink (Sub Pop)

J. Cole: The Off-Season (Dreamville/Roc Nation)

Dry Cleaning: Sweet Princess EP (It's OK, 2019)

Dry Cleaning: Boundary Road Snacks and Drinks (It's OK, 2019)

Dry Cleaning: New Long Leg (4AD)

Girl in Red: If I Could Make It Go Quiet (World in Red/AWAL)

Loretta Lynn: Still Woman Enough (Legacy)

Vic Mensa: I Tape (Roc Nation)

Mdou Moctar: Afrique Victime (Matador)

Olivia Rodrigo: Sour (Geffen)

Spillage Village: Bears Like This Too Much (Spillage Village, 2016)

Wau Wau Collectif: Yaral Sa Doom (Sahel Sounds)

What Goes On: The Songs of Lou Reed (Ace)

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