Consumer Guide: July, 2021

Underwear-clad quarantine broadcasts, bouncy Sleater-Kinney, mood music for a time of perpetual disquiet, and Cobain variations. Plus: strong women on love, cheerleaders and the men who rule the world

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Aesop Rock: Spirit World Field Guide (Rhymesayers) Exceptionally brainy in a world where most rappers are brainier than they get credit for, his problem has always been not beats per se but hooks and flow, which is why he doesn’t quite nail rhymes that are brainy even for him (“The Gates,” “Boot Soup”) ***

Body Meπa: The Work Is Slow (Hausu Mountain) Wit…

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