Stephen Thompson

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After Last Week's False Start, The Unreleased Prince Music Starts Rolling Out

Friday, April 28, 2017

Hear "Electric Intercourse," the first previously unreleased song to trickle out from a forthcoming deluxe reissue of Prince's 1984 classic Purple Rain.

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Rufus Wainwright Sings Stevie Wonder, Because Why Not?

Friday, April 28, 2017

Wainwright has just released a cover of "Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours" to support a charity called The Art Of Elysium.

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After A Delay, Foster The People Is Back In Business

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Foster The People will return with its third, as-yet-untitled album this summer. In the meantime, the L.A. band has just released three new songs.

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First Listen: Bonnie 'Prince' Billy, 'Best Troubador'

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Will Oldham and his band pay tribute to Merle Haggard by reaching across the country legend's discography to paint a vivid, chronology-busting, album-length portrait.

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First Listen: Joan Shelley, 'Joan Shelley'

Thursday, April 27, 2017

On her fourth solo album, the Kentucky singer-songwriter's music once again functions as a headache remedy, nerve tonic and comfort food rolled into one.

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In 'Your Moon,' Rosie Carney Sings With Weary Grace

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

The Irish singer-songwriter's latest song strikes a sure-footed balance between airy tenderness and coolly jazzy melancholy.

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A Song So Delicate And Lovely, It Might Just Blow Away

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Novo Amor's "Carry You" highlights the soft, airy, fragile falsetto of singer Ali Lacey.

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Mac DeMarco's Mom Wants You To Work For Her Son's Fan Club

Monday, April 24, 2017

"To apply, please send cover letter explaining experience, resume and your dankest Mac meme or Mac-related GIF to..."

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Why All The Fascination With A New Prince Song?

Friday, April 21, 2017

NPR's Steve Inskeep and Stephen Thompson discuss the complex history of "Deliverance," a previously unreleased Prince song from 2006 that came out this week.

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Morning News Brief: Paris Attacks, New GOP Health Care Effort, Prince

Friday, April 21, 2017

An attacker killed a police officer in Paris, days ahead of France's presidential election. Also, House Republicans say they are putting the "finishing touches" on a new health care plan.

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Judge Stops Release Of Posthumous Prince Record

Friday, April 21, 2017

A new EP featuring six of Prince's previously unreleased songs was scheduled for release Friday. But a lawsuit filed by the late artist's estate may prevent it from ever coming out.

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First Listen: Close Talker, 'Lens'

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

The Saskatoon trio's songs purr seductively, with warmly shimmering guitars and an overarching subtlety that's inviting, never distant.

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The Line Between Love (Songs) And Horror Just Got Even Blurrier

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

The Police's "Every Breath You Take" was already a pretty creepy song. Now, it and many other love songs have been re-envisioned as the covers of Stephen King-style horror paperbacks.

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Sarah Jaffe Announces 'Bad Baby,' Her New Album And Video

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

The album's title song chugs and pulsates to maximally infectious effect, enhanced by a swirl of synths and smooth guitar lines. Bad Baby comes out July 9.

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Lana Del Rey Loves Kendrick Lamar, And Other Highlights From Coachella Weekend One

Monday, April 17, 2017

High-wire acrobatics, major guest performances, a new Lorde song and dozens of stolen cell phones highlight the final night of the festival's first weekend.

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Start Your Weekend With An 'Obscenely Optimistic' Ukulele Jam

Friday, April 07, 2017

Hear "Everything Is Magical," the first song from Jeremy Messersmith's literally titled 11 Obscenely Optimistic Songs For Ukulele: A Micro Folk Record For The 21st Century And Beyond.

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Future Islands' New Album Stays Smooth, Even As Veins Bulge

Friday, April 07, 2017

The band's secret weapon is a kind of fearless sincerity — in its lyrics, in its propulsive urgency and in its frontman's willingness to throw himself into performances with guileless passion.

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Jack White Returns With A Song Actually Designed For The Stadium

Friday, April 07, 2017

Over the years, The White Stripes' "Seven Nation Army" has become a stadium anthem. Now, Jack White returns with a song designed, at least in part, to be played in ballparks.

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Anna Meredith Releases A Video To Match Her Ingenuity

Thursday, April 06, 2017

The Scottish multi-instrumentalist and songwriter, one of this year's SXSW breakout artists, returns with a video to match the inventiveness of her performances.

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Hold Up: Beyoncé Just Released A New Thing For Us All To Obsess Over

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

"Die With You" has been around since 2015, but it's newly packaged with a video depicting the endlessly dissected love affair between Beyoncé and Jay Z.

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