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Consumer Guide: September, 2023

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Atmosphere: Sad Clown Bad Dub II (Rhymesayers)

Rodney Crowell: The Chicago Sessions (New West)

Dave and Central Cee: Split Decision (Neighbourhood)

Gloss Up: Shades of Gloss (Quality Control)

Killer Mike: Michael (Loma Vista)

Ashley McBryde: The Devil I Know (Warner Music Nashville)

Janelle Monae: The Age of Pleasure (Wondaland Arts Society/Atlantic)

Thelonious Monk: The Complete London Collection (Black Lion/Deutsche Austrophon '18)

Bobbie Nelson and Amanda Shires: Loving You (ATO)

Noname: Sundial (self-released)

Olivia Rodrigo: Guts (Geffen)

Speedy Ortiz: Rabbit Rabbit (Carpark)

Chris Stamey: . . . The Great Escape (Schoolkids/Car)

Morgan Wade: Psychopath (RCA)

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