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Consumer Guide: April, 2024

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BKtherula: LVL5 P2 (Warner)

Buck 65, Doseone, Jel: North American Adonis (Handsmade)

The Cucumbers: Old Shoes (self-released)

The Damned: The Best of the Damned (Big Beat)

Dan Ex Machina: Ex's Sexts (self-released)

Four Tet: Three (Text)

Kim Gordon: The Collective (Matador)

Heems/Lapgan: Lafandar (Veena Sounds)

Adrianne Lenker: Bright Future (4AD)

The Messthetics and James Brandon Lewis: The Messthetics and James Brandon Lewis (Impulse!)

Rail Band: Buffet Hotel de la Gare (Mississippi)

Sonic Youth: Walls Have Ears (Goofin')

Vampire Weekend: Only God Was Above Us (Columbia)

Waxahatchee: Tigers Blood (Anti-)

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