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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Nao's sophomore full-length Saturn is on our shortlist for the best albums out on Oct. 26. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday For Oct. 26: The 8 Albums You Should Hear Now

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Chris Cornell's cover of "Nothing Compares 2 U," recorded live at SiriusXM in 2015, appears on an upcoming, career-spanning compilation of the late singer's work. Jason Merritt/TERM/Getty Images hide caption

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Cher's dance anthem "Believe" was released 20 years ago this month. Rick Stewart/Getty hide caption

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20 Years Of Cher's 'Believe' And Its Auto-Tune Legacy

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Cat Power's Wanderer is on our shortlist of essential releases for Oct. 5. Julien Bourgeois hide caption

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New Music Friday For Oct. 5: Cat Power And 7 Other Albums You Should Hear Now

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Cher's ABBA tribute album, "Dancing Queen," is on our list of essential albums out on Sept. 28. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday For Sept. 28: Seven Albums You Should Hear Now

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