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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Pop Culture Happy Hour: Time Machines, Time Capsules And A Live Studio Audience

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Dessa: Tiny Desk Concert

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Sarah Jarosz: Tiny Desk Concert

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The Dismemberment Plan: Tiny Desk Concert

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Shearwater's new album, Fellow Travelers, comes out Nov. 26. James Hamilton/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Fellow Travelers

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John Legend: Tiny Desk Concert

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Oscar Isaac (left) and Justin Timberlake in a scene from Inside Llewyn Davis. Both are featured on the movie's soundtrack. Alison Rosa/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Magnolia Electric Co. (10th Anniversary Deluxe Edition), by the late Jason Molina, comes out Nov. 12. Steve Gullick/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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