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Consumer Guide: December, 2020

Gender defiant hip-hop, environmental hip-hop, and free-form hip-hop. Plus: enraged guitar chanters get philosophical, Christmas songs get sad, and the baddest woman in country music comes alive.

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Backxwash: Deviancy (Grimalkin)

Backxwash: God Has Nothing to Do With This Leave Him Out of It (Grimalkin)

Bktherula: Nirvana (Warner)

Phoebe Bridgers: If We Make It Through December (Dead Oceans)

Etran de l'Ar: No. 1 (Sahel Sounds)

Fontaines D.C.: Dogrel (Partisan)

Fontaines D.C.: A Hero's Death (Partisan)

Mickey Guyton: Bridges (Capitol)

Clay Harper: Dirt Yard Street (self-released)

Jon Hassell: Seeing Through Sound: Pentimento Volume Two (Ndeya)

Qwanqwa: Volume 3 (Wuzzawazee Industries)

Serengeti: With Greg From Deerhoof (Joyful Noise)

Shopping: All or Nothing (Fat Cat)

Sunny Sweeney: Live at the Machine Shop (Aunt Daddy)

Chuck Willis: The Songs of Chuck Willis (Jasmine)

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