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The EP: 13 Songs That Capture Our Moment

New York Times

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.

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.

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United States

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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.

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English


Episodes

Welcome to ‘The EP’

3/9/2017
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.

Duration:00:01:23

Track 1: The Passive-Aggressive Breakup Win

3/8/2017
Wesley Morris on Adele’s “Send My Love (To Your New Lover).”

Duration:00:01:34

Track 2: What Rhymes with ‘Vehicle?’

3/7/2017
Julianne Escobedo Shepherd on Missy Elliott’s “I’m Better.”

Duration:00:04:20

Track 3: It’s About Having Sex

3/6/2017
Hazel Cills on Ariana Grande’s “Side to Side.”

Duration:00:03:42

Track 4: Greens, Beans, Blessings

3/5/2017
Greg Howard on Shirley Caesar’s “Hold My Mule.”

Duration:00:03:23

Track 5: This Song Is Probably Not For You

3/4/2017
Angela Flournoy on Solange’s “F.U.B.U.”

Duration:00:03:27

Track 6: American Communion

3/3/2017
Alexander Chee on Rufus Wainwright’s “A Woman’s Face — Reprise (Sonnet 20).”

Duration:00:03:56

Track 7: Who Are the Best Americans?

3/2/2017
Jenny Zhang on Mitski’s “Your Best American Girl.”

Duration:00:03:11

Track 8: Blacker Than You Realize

3/1/2017
Thomas Chatterton Williams on Kanye West’s “Fade.”

Duration:00:04:13

Track 9: I Believe That You Are in Pain

2/28/2017
Charles Aaron on Charles Bradley’s cover of Black Sabbath’s “Changes.”

Duration:00:02:44

Track 11: The J.J. Abrams of Heavy Metal

2/26/2017
Steven Hyden on Metallica’s “Spit Out the Bone.”

Duration:00:03:34

Track 12: Blood on the Tailgate

2/25/2017
Ruth Graham on James McMurtry’s “Copper Canteen.”

Duration:00:02:41

Track 13: I’m Ready, My Lord

2/24/2017
Jonathan Mahler on Leonard Cohen’s “You Want It Darker.”

Duration:00:03:10