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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In "Old Days," Rose Melberg conveys hope and want in just four words: "Oh, love, take hold." Sarah Cass hide caption

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The Swell Season: Tiny Desk Concert (Audio Only)

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Audio Only: The Avett Brothers' Tiny Desk Concert

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