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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Eleanor Friedberger's new album, Personal Record, comes out June 4. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Queens Of The Stone Age live at The Wiltern on May 23. James Bailey for NPR hide caption

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First Listen Live: Queens Of The Stone Age, '...Like Clockwork'

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Laura Marling's new album, Once I Was an Eagle, comes out May 28. Justin Tyler Close/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Sean Nelson's new album, Make Good Choices, comes out June 4. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Georgia Anne Muldrow and Dudley Perkins' new album as G&D, The Lighthouse, comes out May 21. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Handsome Family's new album, Wilderness, comes out May 14. Jason Creps/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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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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