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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Johnnyswim performs at a Tiny Desk Concert in April 2014. Jim Tuttle/NPR hide caption

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Johnnyswim: Tiny Desk Concert

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The Pixies new album, Indie Cindy, comes out April 29. Jay Blakesberg/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Farewell Transmission: The Music of Jason Molina comes out April 22. Steve Gullick/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Death will release the archival collection Death III on April 22. Tammy Hackney/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Aimee Mann and Ted Leo of The Both, whose self-titled debut album comes out April 15. Christian Lantry/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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