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Ma­ji­cal Cloudz Im­per­son­ator (Mata­dor) Beau­ti­ful, strik­ing, elec­tronic soul torch songs on an Arthur Rus­sell tip from Devon Welsh and Matthew Otto. Nile Rodgers Ad­ven­tures In the Land of the Good Groove (Mi­rage) Daft Punk col­lab­o­ra­tor and Chic dude’s de­but solo al­bum from 1983 is a fas­ci­nat­ing odyssey into pop, disco and r’n’b. Elec­tric Guest This Head I Hold (Warner Bros) Ra­dio-friendly, Dan­ger Mouse-pro­duced mega-tune from de­but al­bum, Mondo John New­man Love Me Again (Is­land) Sunny sum­mer vibes and big ol’ pop hooks from the Rudi­men­tal col­lab­o­ra­tor. Bey­oncé Naughty Girl (Columbia) A me­mento of Queen B’s su­per­slick brace of Dublin shows last week­end.

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