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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Kelly Hogan's new album, I Like to Keep Myself in Pain, comes out June 5. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Yann Tiersen: Tiny Desk Concert

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Regina Spektor's new album, What We Saw From the Cheap Seats, comes out May 29. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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J. Spaceman performs during Spiritualized set at The 9:30 Club on Thursday, May 10. Michael Katzif/NPR hide caption

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Spiritualized Live From The 9:30 Club (full concert audio)

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Sara Watkins' new album, Sun Midnight Sun, comes out May 8. Aaron Redfield/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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