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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Deerhoof's new album, Breakup Song, comes out Sept. 4. Deron Pulley/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Deron Pulley/Courtesy of the artist

Stars new album, The North, comes out Sept. 4. Norman Wong/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Norman Wong/Courtesy of the artist

Animal Collective's new album, Centipede Hz, comes out Sept. 4. Adriano Fegundes/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Adriano Fegundes/Courtesy of the artist

Tallest Man On Earth performs at the 2012 Newport Folk Festival. Erik Jacobs for NPR hide caption

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Erik Jacobs for NPR

Divine Fits' debut album, A Thing Called Divine Fits, comes out August 28. Marina Chavez hide caption

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Marina Chavez

The new album by Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti, Mature Themes, comes out August 21. Piper Ferguson hide caption

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Piper Ferguson