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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The Lone Bellow's new album, Then Came The Morning, comes out Jan. 27. Steven Sebring/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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All Things Considered director Monika Evstatieva offers a little last-minute advice to the day's in-house band, Thievery Corporation. Morgan McCloy/NPR hide caption

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Thievery Corporation: All Things Considered's In-House Band For A Day

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Belle And Sebastian's new album, Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance, comes out Jan. 20. Søren Solkær/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Parasites

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She & Him's new album, Classics, comes out Dec. 2. Autumn De Wilde/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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A remixed, remastered reissue of When You Land Here, It's Time to Return, the 1997 debut album by Flake Music, comes out Nov. 25. Singer James Mercer would later become famous for his work in The Shins and Broken Bells. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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