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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Rapper Freddie Gibbs and Madlib. Their latest project, Bandana is on our short list of the best albums out on June 28. Nick Walker/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: Our Top 8 Albums Out On June 28

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Lil Nas X. His debut EP 7 is on our shortlist for the best releases out on June 21. Tanima Mehrotra/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: Our Top 7 Albums For June 21

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The rapper Goldlink. His new album, Diaspora, is on our shortlist for the best new releases of the week. Joyce Ng/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: Our Top 8 Albums Out June 14

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Iron & Wine's Sam Beam teams up with Calexico for Years to Burn, their first album-length collaboration since 2005. Piper Ferguson/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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R&B singer Raveena. Her new album, Lucid, is on our shortlist of the best new albums out on May 31. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: Our Top 6 Albums Out On May 31

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Compton rapper YG. His latest release, 4REAL 4REAL, is on our short list for the best new albums dropping on May 24. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: Our Top 7 Albums Out On May 24

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