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The 2016 Music Issue Playlist

By New York Times Magazine

Songs selected by writers for The New York Times magazine that show us where music is headed. Read the related essays at nytimes.com/magazine.

25 songs

  1. 1.
    3:200:30
  2. 2.
    4:020:30
  3. 3.
    I Watched The Film The Song Remains the SameSun Kil MoonBenji
    10:300:30
  4. 4.
    2:280:30
  5. 5.
    One Sunday Morning (Song For Jane Smiley's Boyfriend)WilcoThe Whole Love (Deluxe Edition)
    12:030:30
  6. 6.
    0:470:30
  7. 7.
    Hurtin' (On the Bottle)Margo PriceMidwest Farmer's Daughter
    4:120:30
  8. 8.
    John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16Keith UrbanRipcord
    3:410:30
  9. 9.
    ConsiderationRihanna, SZAANTI
    2:410:30
  10. 10.
    2:060:30
  11. 11.
    3:100:30
  12. 12.
    The Blacker The BerryKendrick LamarTo Pimp A Butterfly
    5:280:30
  13. 13.
    3:440:30
  14. 14.
    3:520:30
  15. 15.
    Hymn for the WeekendColdplayA Head Full of Dreams
    4:180:30
  16. 16.
    Trap QueenFetty WapTrap Queen
    3:410:30
  17. 17.
    4:110:30
  18. 18.
    5:530:30
  19. 19.
    4:090:30
  20. 20.
    5:440:30
  21. 21.
    Weh Dem Feel LikeVybz KartelShooter Riddim
    2:490:30
  22. 22.
    3:220:30
  23. 23.
    3:460:30
  24. 24.
    HabibiAzisHabibi
    5:200:30
  25. 25.
    BlackstarDavid BowieBlackstar
    9:570:30

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