Stephen Thompson http://wkms.org en Indie-Pop Albums That Make The Cut Are More Than Mere Collections http://wkms.org/post/indie-pop-albums-make-cut-are-more-mere-collections Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>At NPR Music, they're wrapping up the year the best way they know how, with their hotly contested list of their 50 favorite albums of 2013. Now, all this week, we'll get a peak of that list from our in-house experts, including NPR Music writer and editor Stephen Thompson, whose beat is the ever amorphous indie pop, which - Stephen, what exactly is that these days?<p>STEPHEN THOMPSON, BYLINE: I have absolutely no idea. It used to mean accessible but unpopular.<p>CORNISH: OK. Tue, 10 Dec 2013 21:29:00 +0000 Stephen Thompson 37233 at http://wkms.org First Listen: Soundtrack, 'Inside Llewyn Davis' http://wkms.org/post/first-listen-soundtrack-inside-llewyn-davis Among many other accomplishments, filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen helped change the direction of contemporary music with the soundtrack to their 2000 film <em>O Brother, Where Art Thou?</em> Winner of an Album Of The Year Grammy, among other honors, the collection — produced and compiled by T-Bone Burnett — sold about eight million copies and helped launch a resurgence in tradition-minded roots and bluegrass music that continues to this day. Mon, 04 Nov 2013 14:54:03 +0000 Stephen Thompson 36263 at http://wkms.org First Listen: Soundtrack, 'Inside Llewyn Davis'