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The EP: 13 Songs That Capture Our Moment

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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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Welcome to ‘The EP’

3/9/2017
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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
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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
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Julianne Escobedo Shepherd on Missy Elliott’s “I’m Better.”

Duration: 00:04:20


Track 3: It’s About Having Sex

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

Duration: 00:03:42


Track 4: Greens, Beans, Blessings

3/5/2017
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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
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Angela Flournoy on Solange’s “F.U.B.U.”

Duration: 00:03:27


Track 6: American Communion

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

Duration: 00:03:11


Track 8: Blacker Than You Realize

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

Duration: 00:04:13


Track 9: I Believe That You Are in Pain

2/28/2017
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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
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Steven Hyden on Metallica’s “Spit Out the Bone.”

Duration: 00:03:34


Track 12: Blood on the Tailgate

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

Duration: 00:02:41


Track 13: I’m Ready, My Lord

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

Duration: 00:03:10