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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Sigur Ros performs at Celebrate Brooklyn's Prospect Park Bandshell on July 31, 2012. Ryan Muir for NPR hide caption

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Sigur Rós In Concert

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Blind Pilot performs at the 2012 Newport Folk Festival. Douglas Mason hide caption

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Blind Pilot, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2012

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Fleetwood Mac's 1976, Rumours-era lineup featured John McVie, Christine McVie, Mick Fleetwood, Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham. CBS Photo Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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Redd Kross' first album in 15 years, Researching the Blues, comes out August 7. Jonathan Krop hide caption

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Lianne La Havas' debut album, out August 7, is titled Is Your Love Big Enough? Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Alabama Shakes, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2012

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Megafaun, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2012

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Charles Bradley and His Extraordinaires perform at the Fort Stage at the Newport Folk Festival. Erik Jacobs/Erik Jacobs for NPR hide caption

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Charles Bradley, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2012

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Spirit Family Reunion, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2012

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Blitzen Trapper, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2012

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First Aid Kit, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2012

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