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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Erin McKeown's Manifestra comes out Jan. 15, 2013. Merri Cyr/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Chipmunks, left to right: Simon, Theodore, Alvin. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Lyle Lovett performs a Tiny Desk Concert on Nov. 13, 2012. Ryan Smith/NPR hide caption

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Anais Mitchell performs a Tiny Desk Concert on Oct. 23, 2012. Lauren Rock/NPR hide caption

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Anaïs Mitchell: Tiny Desk Concert

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Martha Wainwright performs a Tiny Desk Concert on Oct. 15, 2012. Ryan Smith/Ryan Smith/NPR hide caption

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Martha Wainwright: Tiny Desk Concert

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Tracey Thorn's album Tinsel and Lights was released Oct. 30. Edward Bishop/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Benjamin Gibbard performs a Tiny Desk Concert at the NPR Music offices on Nov. 8, 2012. Lauren Rock/NPR hide caption

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