Stephen Thompson Stephen Thompson is an editor and reviewer for NPR Music, where he writes the advice column The Good Listener and fusses over comma placement. He is also a frequent panelist on All Songs Considered, and appears every week on Pop Culture Happy Hour.

The Notwist's new album, Close to the Glass, comes out Feb. 25. Joerg Koopman/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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    Album
    Close To The Glass
    Artist
    The Notwist
    Label
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    Released
    2014

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Old Crow Medicine Show's new album, Remedy, comes out July 1. Andrea Behrends/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Remedy

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Hamilton Leithauser's new album, Black Hours, comes out June 3. Lauren Dukoff/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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