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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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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Jamila Woods' album Legacy! Legacy! is on our short list of the best new releases out May 10. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: Our Top 6 Albums Out May 10

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