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.

Podden och tillhörande omslagsbild på den här sidan tillhör The New York Times. Innehållet i podden är skapat av The New York Times och inte av, eller tillsammans med, Poddtoppen.