The newspaper of record decreed this week where music was headed. I created a playlist to spare you all the words. Some¬†interesting choices, including a wonderful Wilco song that’s from 2011 and a Lionel Richie from the 80s. Cutting edge, indeed.

This playlist varies from the source in a couple of places: I only picked the first song from CFCF’s “The Colours of Life” and the “Untitled” track from Pharrel and J Bavin isn’t out, so I used a J Bavin track. Is this really where music is headed? Tell me in the comments.

Listen to New York Times 25 Songs on Apple Music.