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.
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Surly and overstuffed, Los Campesinos!'s "Romance Is Boring" takes an unsurprisingly dim view of domestic bliss. Kim Coulour hide caption

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In "Fish Sticks," The Heligoats' Chris Otepka can barely keep up with the speed of his own ideas. courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Exclusive Free Download: The Worst Song Ever Written

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'Home' by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros

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Today in Song of the Day: Our two-week survey of the decade -- one popular song per year, per weekday -- continues with Kelly Clarkson's 2005 hit "Since U Been Gone." photo courtesy of the artist hide caption

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