We weave together sound and story this multi-track collection. It’s a window on how we listen to music — and how we talk to each other about it — right now. Some of our favorite writers tell us about the songs they can’t stop listening to, and what those songs might tell us about the world today. More at nytimes.com/25songs.
Welcome to ‘The EP’
We compiled a playlist of songs that tell us where music is going. Hosted by Jake Silverstein, the editor in chief of The New York Times Magazine, and Nitsuh Abebe, a story editor, it features some of their favorite writers and the songs that spoke to them this year. Find the magazine’s music issue at nytimes.com/25songs.
Track 1: The Passive-Aggressive Breakup Win
Wesley Morris on Adele’s “Send My Love (To Your New Lover).”
Track 2: What Rhymes with ‘Vehicle?’
Julianne Escobedo Shepherd on Missy Elliott’s “I’m Better.”
Track 3: It’s About Having Sex
Hazel Cills on Ariana Grande’s “Side to Side.”
Track 4: Greens, Beans, Blessings
Greg Howard on Shirley Caesar’s “Hold My Mule.”
Track 5: This Song Is Probably Not For You
Angela Flournoy on Solange’s “F.U.B.U.”
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I found this podcast to be informative and even comical at times. I love that I heard some familiar voices as guests! I wish there was more!
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Incredibly insightful, entertaining and inspiring all at once. Makes you want to take a long drive and re listen to the great masters of music and lyric. Más por pavor.
Incredibly fun and so listenable. Such a great insight into some of my favorite songs of 2016. Could consume hundreds of these!!