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The New York Times

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Recent articles by Jon:

What Do Rally Playlists Say About the Candidates?

Presidential campaigns have a sound. We analyzed the playlists of 10 presidential candidates to see how the songs align with their core message. → Read More

The Playlist: Haim’s Chill Out, and 9 More New Songs

Hear tracks by Ariana Grande, Yungblud, Jon Batiste and others. → Read More

The Playlist: The Unstoppable ‘Old Town Road,’ and 11 More New Songs

Hear tracks by King Princess, Rick Ross and Drake, Four Tet and others. → Read More

The Playlist: Miranda Lambert Stomps Back, and 11 More New Songs

Hear tracks by Wilco, Sam Smith, Iggy Pop and others. → Read More

Kim Petras Builds Tomorrow’s Pop Out of Yesterday’s Fragments

On her debut album, “Clarity,” the 26-year-old pop singer who works closely with the producer Dr. Luke transcends pastiche and embraces a fringe sound that’s utterly new. → Read More

The Playlist: Ed Sheeran’s Tender Duet, and 11 More New Songs

Hear tracks by Rosalía, Post Malone, Rhi and others. → Read More

The Playlist: Brittany Howard’s Fresh Funk, and 13 More New Songs

Hear tracks by Willie Nelson, the Hives, Julia Michaels and others. → Read More

The Playlist: Drake’s Moody Celebration, and 10 More New Songs

Hear tracks by Miley Cyrus’s alter ego, Spoon, Philip Bailey and others. → Read More

Ariana Grande Was Updating Pop. Then Billie Eilish Came Along.

Concerts by the two superstars show just how fast the shape of pop is changing. → Read More

For Taylor Swift, Is Ego Stronger Than Pride?

Three writers discuss her “You Need to Calm Down” video, which is populated with L.G.B.T.Q. celebrities. Not everyone sees it as a celebration. → Read More

The Playlist: Taylor Swift Seeks Harmony, and 10 More New Songs

Hear tracks by Madonna, Sturgill Simpson, Vagabon and others. → Read More

Bushwick Bill, Rapper Who Told Harrowing Tales in Geto Boys, Is Dead at 52

The rapper, who helped inject Southern hip-hop storytelling with vivid horror and morbid comedy, announced he had pancreatic cancer in May. → Read More

The Playlist: Sheryl Crow’s All-Star Girl Gang, and 12 More New Songs

Hear tracks by Bon Iver, Future, Avicii, Jai Paul and others. → Read More

Tyler, the Creator and Kevin Abstract, Self-Invented Hip-Hop Confessionalists

New albums from two genre innovators cut to the emotional quick. → Read More

Hootie & the Blowfish, Great American Rock Band (Yes, Really)

Twenty-five years after the group’s pop supernova “Cracked Rear View,” it’s time for a reassessment. → Read More

The Playlist: Cardi B Is Stressed, and 13 More New Songs

Hear tracks by Sleater-Kinney, Katy Perry, Rosalía and others. → Read More

The Old-Fashioned, High-Impact Rhymes of Megan Thee Stallion

The 24-year-old Houston rapper makes a strong statement on her debut album, “Fever.” → Read More

The Playlist: Slipknot Roars Back to Life, and 9 More New Songs

Hear tracks by Lana Del Rey, Halsey, DJ Khaled and others. → Read More

For Jamila Woods, History Is Today’s Inspiration and Tomorrow’s Blueprint

The Chicago singer and poet pays tribute to creative titans and offers lessons on how to triumph over the challenges of everyday life on “Legacy! Legacy!” → Read More

The Playlist: Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber Join Forces, and 11 More New Songs

Hear tracks by Mary J. Blige and Nas, Skepta, Jhené Aiko and others. → Read More