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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She & Him's new album, Volume 3, comes out May 7. Autumn de Wilde/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Frank Sinatra's "The Coffee Song" makes light of a perceived Brazilian coffee glut. Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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Colin Stetson's new album, New History Warfare, Vol. 3: To See More Light, comes out April 30. Brantley Gutierrez/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Deerhunter's new album, Monomania, comes out May 7. Robert Semmer/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Mother Falcon's new album, You Knew, comes out May 7. Bryan Rindfuss/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Steve Martin and Edie Brickell's first album together, Love Has Come for You, comes out April 23. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The New York trio performed their new single "Sacrilege" for the first time in front of an audience. Adam Kissick/for NPR hide caption

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Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Live In Concert: SXSW 2013

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Shuggie Otis' Inspiration Information/Wings of Love comes out April 16. Adam Farber/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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